“The grass is greener where you water it.”
Erin Maroney, LACMH
A strong desire to learn why people do the things they do led me to choose my undergraduate major of Psychology at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. After graduating with a B.A in Psychology and a minor in Alcohol and Drug Studies, I quickly realized I was meant to and had a passion helping individuals who were struggling with substance use disorders along with a multitude of other mental health issues. Upon graduation in 2016, I continued my studies at East Carolina, completing their Clinical Counseling Master’s Program in May 2018. I moved to Delaware to be closer to loved ones in my home state of New Jersey.
Throughout my Master’s Program in North Carolina, I worked as a Practicum and Internship student at 2 different outpatient settings in Washington and Wilmington, North Carolina. I gained experience working with clients ranging in age from 6 years old to late adulthood addressing both mental health and substance use disorders. I ran a variety of group sessions and conducted individual therapy within my caseload. I have been working towards my licensure as a Professional Counselor of Mental Health at Mental Edge Counseling, LLC under the supervision of Kenneth Phillips, LPCMH
American Counseling Association
Chi Sigma Iota
I ask my clients to put in the work both in and outside of our therapeutic sessions. I believe all individuals can conquer their goals while moving towards a full and meaningful life, which is different for each client. Because there are no such things as “magic pills” or instant cures; I provide a warm and therapeutic environment displaying empathy and genuineness while lending an open ear. I utilize an eclectic counseling approach which incorporates a variety of techniques best fitting the needs of the individual client. I rely heavily on Person-Centered and Cognitive-Behavioral theories by providing my clients with unconditional positive regard and the belief that when we change our thoughts we change our world.