Erin D. Lytle, LCSW
Erin enjoys working with people of all ages, however she has the most experience with adult clients with severe mental illness and substance abuse. She enjoys working with individuals who are struggling with substance abuse, codependency, depression and anxiety. She received her Bachelor degree in Urban Studies from Rhodes College and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Alabama.
Her approach in therapy is that every client should be treated with dignity and respect and that they all have the capacity to change. She also seeks to understand the client’s story and particular situation through their eyes and how that has affected their behaviors. With that information she develops a treatment plan. She works to help the client become aware of their inaccurate/negative thought patterns through cognitive behavioral therapy so clients can handle challenging situations in a more effective way in the future. She values clear and honest feedback in the therapy process. She believes that the client is the expert of their story and that their behaviors are ultimately coping skills that have ceased working in a positive way. There is no place for judgment in therapy.
She has worked in an acute inpatient setting for the past 6 years with her main focus being on the severely mentally ill and substance abuse population. She assisted with stabilization, therapy, and discharge planning.
She spends her free time with her family and running all over Little Rock. She is a member of the Little Rock Roadrunners and played soccer in college. She believes that everyone needs to have a hobby or an activity that allows them to decompress from the stress of day to day life. “Life is all about finding balance and living in gratitude”
She shared that she loves working for BHSA “because of the organization’s focus on patient care. We are provided with ample training opportunities and supervision.”