Erin McKillop graduated in 2009 with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan. She is a Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Erin began her career working as a family therapist in a non-profit agency for 6 years where she focused mainly on parenting, communication, and stress management. After having her first child, she decided to create a better balance for her and her family and began working as a private contractor for an EFAP. This career change allowed Erin to explore her interests in work-life balance, wellness promotion, and workplace conflict resolution and mediation, while continuing to see clients facing challenges in their personal and family life. Erin enjoys the opportunity to wear many hats in her career, including counselling, teaching, wellness promotion and workplace coaching.
Erin’s varied professional interests have required her to be eclectic in her methods. Erin’s training is in feminist psychology and she counsels from a foundational belief that the counselling relationship is a practice ground for clients to experience trusting, open relationships. Over time, Erin has adopted CBT and mindfulness as effective methods for dealing with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. And finally, working within the brief, solution-focused EFAP model and in workplace intervention, she has honed her skills in goal setting, focusing, and communication.
Erin is an eternal optimist and her family jokes that she could be enthusiastic and excited about pretty much anything! She has finally met her match in raising her two equally enthusiastic young children.