Erin Cluts, L.C.S.W.
Erin received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and her Master of Social Work degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified School Social Work Specialist, and holds an Illinois Type 73/School Social Worker Certificate. She has completed additional specialized trainings through the Illinois Coalition against Domestic Violence (ICADV), Eye Movement and Desensitization Institute, Inc. (EMDR Institute, Inc.), and the Boston College School of Social Work Field Education program to enhance her skills to provide supervision to graduate level students as well as practicing social workers who are in need of clinical supervision in order to obtain their LCSW.
A native of the Chicago area, Erin has practiced for over 15 years in various settings including public schools as well as a private special education school for children and adolescents with emotional and cognitive disabilities. She worked as a Clinical Social Worker/Care Coordinator at Shriners Burns Hospital in Boston, MA for five years treating children and their families who had suffered severe trauma from burn injuries. Erin has also worked in private practices in Andover, MA, Brookline, MA, Bloomington, IL, and Peoria, IL as well as in an agency in Bloomington, IL where she specialized in treating domestic violence victims/survivors. She has done public speaking at various events to promote awareness about Domestic Violence and has taught Education for Empowerment and Pattern Changing for Abused Women classes. Erin has also done public speaking in various schools settings on a wide variety of topics related to issues that impact students’ ability to learn.
In her current psychotherapy practice, Erin works with adults, couples, children, and adolescents on a wide variety of concerns such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dissociative Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Attachment Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, women’s issues, relationship issues, stress management, organizational/educational struggles, self-esteem, body image issues, grief and loss. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client Centered Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Couples/Family Therapy. Erin believes in coordinating care with other professionals such as teachers, physicians, and school counselors. Erin is available to provide clinical supervision to social workers who are working toward obtaining their LCSW.
Outside of her work, Erin’s greatest joy is being a mother. She and her family enjoy hiking, traveling, spending time outdoors, visiting friends and family members, and reading.