Erica Thibodeaux, MS, LPC

I believe everyone has the ability to heal.

 

I use creative, empowering methods to evoke client-centered transformation that provide individuals, couples, and families with tools to take away with and use over their lifetime. Some of the methods I use are: somatic, focusing, re-wilding, eco/wilderness, earth and nature-based, mindfulness, Indigenous African Spirit Technologies, and ritual.

In addition to my clinical counseling experience, I’ve spent 27 years on a path of personal and spiritual development. During that time, I’ve been deeply fortunate to study with Lakota elder, Francine Straightarrow and to study and apprentice with Dagara Elder Malidoma Somé.

I work with the elements of nature to reveal the source of the discomfort, disharmony, dis-ease, and disconnection that is often the cause of pain, suffering, and trauma within a person, family, or ancestral lineage. I believe that healing occurs on multiple levels- emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual and that a holistic approach is vital to true wellbeing.

Education & Training

Education

MS Community Mental Health Counseling, Winona State University, 2015

BS Architectural Studies, University of Louisiana, 2005

Certifications & Training

Licensed Professional Counselor
Minnesota (MN #1924) and Wisconsin
Current

Student and Apprentice of Malidoma Somé
2018 – present

Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP)
Ongoing

Indigenous African Spiritual Technologies
with Malidoma Somé
Asheville, North Carolina
2018 – 2019

Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training
Firefly International
2018

DC 0-5 Manual Training for Diagnosing Children
Minnesota Department of Human Service
2018

The Play Project Autism Intervention Intensive Certification Training
2018

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Medical University Of Southern California
Web-based 10-hour Training
January 2015

Childhood Trauma and Brain Development Training Course
Winona State University
Winona, Minn.
2012

Motivational Interviewing Training Course
Winona State University
Winona, Minn.
2011

Addiction Counseling Graduate Coursework
Winona State University
Winona, Minn.
2011 – Present

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Advanced Training
Omega Center
Rhinebeck, New York
2012

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course
University of Minnesota
2009

Ropes Course Facilitator Certification
YMCA
Winona, Minn.
2014

Reiki 2 Certification
2008

Peace Corps Volunteer
Ghana
2007-2008

Reiki 1 Certification
2002