Erin Lewis Ballard

Erin Ballard is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Originally from Northern Virginia, she has a B.A. in psychology and a M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy. Erin specializes in working with individuals and couples who are struggling with personal or relational challenges. Erin has strengths in working with high conflict couples, including those who have considered separation or divorce. Erin has training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) and specializes in helping couples resolve destructive cycles of interaction and communication that produce distress. Erin examines attachment needs and primary emotions, and works to strengthen the foundation by which individuals find love, support, connection, and safety. Erin also utilizes Gottman Couples Therapy to help couples increase respect, affection, closeness, understanding, communication and conflict resolution skills. Certified in Prepare/Enrich, Erin utilizes this relationship assessment to “prepare” premarital couples for successful marriages, and to “enrich” the relationships of those who are dating or married. When couples have made the decision to separate/divorce, Erin works closely with parents and/or their children in order to help each family member cope with this transition and life change. When families are struggling to blend together as a step-family, Erin works with couples, children, and/or the whole family to navigate this successfully.

Erin B. is also a supervisor candidate who provides low-cost individual, paired, and group supervision to therapists working towards their NC LMFT. Erin also provides supervision to licensed therapists who are seeking additional support or guidance as it relates to family/couples/systems approaches and interventions. Erin has worked with children, adolescents, and adults, providing individual, couple and family therapy in an array of settings including community based agencies, in-home settings, private practice and hospitals. Supervision received from Erin counts towards licensure and is available in-office and via tele-health.

Erin is a Board Certified TeleMentalhealth provider and offers HIPAA secure telehealth services. Please contact her directly to discuss this service.