September 25, 2013
-For Immediate Release-
RE: New Therapist for Dunham Counseling
Dunham Counseling Center has expanded its staff. Erin Cluts, a Psychotherapist who specializes in helping adults, adolescents, and children deal with trauma, has joined Dunham and will be based in its St. Charles office. The counseling groupalso has an office in Naperville.
Erin is a compassionate, well-trained therapist who is firmly dedicated to helping people. Cluts comes to Dunham from central Illinois, where she worked as a psychotherapist at Heartland Behavior Health, based in Bloomington, and at Mid-Central Community Action, a Bloomington-based agency where she specialized in helping victims of domestic violence.
Earlier in her career Cluts was a clinical social worker at Shriners Burns Hospital for Children in Boston, providing interventions in a pediatric burn care facility. She also has worked as a school social worker.
“Working with child burn victims helped me understand the role that trauma can play in shaping our life view,” Cluts said, “but we must also remember that many people need help dealing with less dramatic, more subtle types of trauma.”
At Dunham, Cluts provides therapy to individuals, couples and groups for all age groups using a variety of treatment methods. “It’s important to tailor the treatment to the person,” she said.
Cluts has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University. She has completed specialized training through the EMDR Institute (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) for the treatment of trauma.
A native of Oak Lawn, Cluts resides in Batavia with her husband, who works at Fermilab, and their 14 month old son.
Dunham Counseling includes a group of experienced therapists dedicated to helping people handle life’s difficult marriage, family and individual counseling needs. The staff helps people sort through marriage problems and relationship stresses, emotional issues such as depression and anxiety, life changes and substance abuse.
(Editors: For more information, contact us at 630-799-0100 0r Erin Cluts is at 309-531-8993 or ErinCluts@gmail.com.)