Beth McErlean, MSW, MS, LCSW (NC and WI)

Mental Health Therapist

Cary Office

Aetna, Cigna, BCBS (not marketplace), Self-Pay

Teens |  Young Adults | Adults | Trauma | Depression | Anxiety | Complex Childhood Trauma | Domestic Violence | Vicarious Trauma (First Responder and Emergency Personnel)

Contact
P: 919.636.0762
E: beth@simplythrivetherapy.com

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Hi! My name is Beth, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working in the social work field for about 10 years. Most of that time was spent working with children and adolescents either as a school-based therapist, child protective services case worker or community health/wraparound behavioral health clinician. I really enjoy working with teens and young adults. Helping those individuals with anxiety and complex childhood trauma (especially Domestic Violence) understand they are not alone. I work to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for them to explore emotions, challenge thought distortions and change behaviors. Yet while I have a passion for teens and young adults, I also have a special interest in helping first responders, emergency personnel and others in similar fields who may be struggling with vicarious trauma. Just as with the teens and adolescents, I can provide individuals troubled by vicarious trauma a safe, nonjudgmental space to process. My unique experience prior to becoming a social worker provides me with an ability to empathize and relate to this population of individuals.

I have a Master of Social Work from George Williams College/Aurora University in Lake Geneva, WI and I also have a Master of Criminal Justice from University of Wisconsin, Platteville. I relocated to this area from Wisconsin in Oct 2021. I am also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin as well as North Carolina.

My approach to therapy is collaborative, flexible, client centered, and strength based. Approaches I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Client Centered and Strengths based, with a strong emphasis on holistic wellness and self-care as a protective factor. I believe success in therapy centers around the relationship between therapist and client. It is your life, and you deserve to live it the way you want. My role is to help you get there.