About Erin McKay, MA, LPC

imgMy education consists of a Master of Counseling degree with a Specialization in Sport and Health Psychology from Adler University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Louisville. I am currently a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan and a National Board Certified Counselor. My training and experience is comprised of a number of different settings including school counseling centers, residential treatment centers and private practice.

In my work experience I have provided clinical support to a wide variety of individuals working through a number of concerns such as ADHD, Grief and Loss, Depression, Anxiety, Severe Panic Attacks, Trauma, Relationship concerns, Self-harm, Domestic violence and adjusting to new life circumstances. I have also worked in large part at a providing clinical services to teens suffering from severe mental illness and helping them cope with difficult life circumstances and develop a positive and fulfilling outlook on the present.

Through my professional experiences, I always strive to help my client’s gain knowledge and understanding about what they may be experiencing and put the power back in their hands to feel confident in gaining control of their own lives. I always strive to reach my clients on a deeper level and develop treatment plans that best suit their needs. I understand that life can be challenging and overwhelming and at times we may feel out of control in our own lives. My goal as a helping professional is to provide a safe space for you to express yourself and help guide you to a better version of yourself. I will help you to learn to gain control of/manage your emotions as well as help you to develop a more hopeful perspective.

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Emergencies: If you are experiencing an emergency or if your need is of an urgent nature, please call 911 or go to your local hospital. Contacting me does not constitute a client therapist relationship unless you are a regular client who is being seen by me in my office.

MY SPECIALTIES

Specialties
• Anxiety
• Borderline Personality
• Depression
• Self Injury

Issues
• Anger Management
• Anxiety
• Behavioral Issues
• Bipolar Disorder
• Child or Adolescent
• Depression
• Domestic Abuse
• Domestic Violence
• Family Conflict
• Grief
• Oppositional Defiance
• Parenting
• Trauma

Ages
• Children (6 to 10)
• Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
• Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
• Adults

Treatment Orientation
• Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
• Dialectical (DBT) & EMDR
• Family Systems
• Motivational Interviewing
• Person-Centered
• Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

Modalities
• Couples
• Group
• Individual

USING YOUR INSURANCE?
If you decide to use your insurance benefits for “behavioral or mental health,” contact your insurance company and ask the following questions:

Do I have outpatient mental health benefits?
Do I have a deductible to meet for in or out of network benefits?
If yes, how much is your total deductible?

If yes, how much of the deductible has been met?

Can I be seen by a LLMSW, LMSW, TLLP, LLP, LLPC, LPC, LLMFT, LMFT, or PhD?
Does my insurance allow supervision by a PhD or LMSW?
Is my therapist in or out of network?
If my therapist is out of network, what will my insurance cover for out of network services?

How many visits am I allowed per year?
If there a limit on visits, how many have I used already?

What is my policy plan year (i.e., January to January or September to September)?
Do I need a referral or authorization in order to be seen for therapy or testing?
Will my insurance cover individual and group therapy are on the same day?
What is my copay amount per session?

"I love working somewhere where I am valued as a person and for my strengths. I love working with likeminded people that work to see the company grow and that also want each other to grow. Dr. Agnew help fosters the dreams of the people that work at AFBHS. The compassionate culture is something that drew me in."

-Danie Duron, MA, LPC, Lakeshore Clinical Director

"I love the balance of owning my own private practice, with the benefits of also being part of a collaborative team. We get to socialize, learn from, and brainstorm with a team of therapists who each bring something special to the table. Since this is an established practice, the details of billing, paperwork and finding referral sources are things I don’t need to worry about. Our support staff is wonderful. This is a black-owned, racially diverse therapy practice that meets the needs of our diverse clientele, which is immensely important in a diverse world. I love that AFBHS is an antiracist private practice. Lastly, this is a practice where we are invested in seeing each therapist grow a sustainable practice. In our meetings, we talk about what makes this work sustainable, we check in with one another, and we support one another. I have worked in a number of other practices over my career and have found that this is one of the most emotionally healthy places I have ever worked. I love it here. I think you might too." -Eric Nykamp, LMSW