Erin Canon believes that everyone needs a safe and healing environment to work through the difficulties that life presents. Using a person-centered perspective, Erin offers a welcoming, non-judgmental space where her clients are invited to utilize their strengths to maneuver through life challenges and reach their goals. Erin enjoys working collaboratively with clients to identify and employ their strengths address barriers that are in the way of achieving their goals. Erin uses aspects of Systems Theory to maintain an awareness of the impact of an individual’s physical health, support systems, work or school dynamics, and faith/beliefs on their overall well-being throughout the journey. She believes that with courage and persistence, everybody will be successful in becoming their authentic self.
Erin Canon has a Master of Social Work Degree from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Family and Child Studies from the University of New Mexico. Erin has been helping and supporting individuals and families for the past five years, when she began collaborating with Social Workers in the public-school setting. She has extensive experience working with children and families to help them overcome the effects of abuse and trauma. These experiences led her to obtain her Pre-K through 12 School Social Worker Certification. Before joining the Foundations Counseling team, Erin previously worked in the public school system, non-profit youth and family centers, a university-based counseling center, and most recently, a child trauma center.
Erin Canon practices through a collaborative, strengths-based lens while utilizing techniques from Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to engage in the process of healing and growth. With a focus on the client’s beliefs and narrative of their lives, Erin encourages clients to reframe thought patterns, and rewrite their narrative of their personal story to be congruent with their goals for their future selves.
Erin Canon’s specialty areas include abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, social and relationship problems, and self-worth issues in individuals of all ages. Erin works with children and adolescents to address issues such as, but not limited to anxiety, depression, self-esteem and self-worth issues, effects of divorce, abuse, school issues, trauma, suicidal ideation, social and relationship problems, performance issues, and behavior issues. Erin works with individuals, couples, and families to address issues such as, but not limited to, stress, communication issues, adjustment, social and relationship problems, panic attacks, abandonment issues, trauma, grief and loss, and burnout and lack of motivation.