erica heller, LMSW, lcdc-i

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About Erica

Hey, I’m Erica (she/her/hers). I am a strengths based and relational therapist who seeks to build connections with others (like you!) to help you discover your true self and become the strong person that already exists inside of you. Oftentimes the chaos of our everyday lives can overshadow our inner strength and sense of self, and therapy is a place for you to slow down and catch your breath.

One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is to take the time for our own healing and self-exploration which enables us to be there for the other people in our lives that count on us. I will meet you with sincerity and compassion as we work together. My own story and challenges have shaped my identity as a queer therapist. I know it is not always easy to ask for support; I am here to be your partner in your healing process toward feeling more comfortable and confident in your skin.

Outside of being a therapist, I love going to the movies and listening to music. In my off time I enjoy being artsy, baking up treats, feeding my creative side, exploring Austin with my partner, and playing with our space cats and dachshund.

I am clinically supervised by Tammy Linseisen, LCSW-S, ACSW, and regularly consult with Neathery Thurmond, LCSW-S, CGP.


BA from Trinity University

MSSW from The University of Texas at Austin

Areas of Expertise

Children, adolescents, and adults

Substance use and addiction


Gender identity

Parent coaching

Depression and anxiety

Theoretical Background

Strengths-Based Therapy

Relational-Cultural Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Trauma Informed Care

Self-Compassion and Shame Resiliency


Individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults

50 mins/$125 80 mins/$155

*Reduced rate available based on financial need