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Erin McDonald, M.ED, LPCC-S

Erin McDonald helps with managing addiction, dual diagnosis, co-occuring disorders, EMDR therapist

Your Inner Strength

I imagine you are tired of handling things on your own. You feel stuck within your life trying to manage rejection, conflict, or failure. Relationships feel uncertain. You give and give and receive little to nothing in return. While you think about making changes, you can become overwhelmed. As a result, you feel like giving up. But you haven’t. You have courage. You taking this step is courageous, and I admire you for it. So, take a breath, relax, come and let’s talk.

Therapy Designed For You

As a true empath, I provide a warm, genuine, and humorous approach to finding balance within your life. I offer a comfortable space to explore those silent struggles and to share your pain. Whatever emotion you are facing, you do not have to face it alone. Therapy is an effective tool that allows us to walk this path together.

Treatment Specialties

  • Dual Diagnosis (the impact of addiction on our mental health)
  • Relationship Issues & Family Conflict
  • Codependence
  • Stress & Life Transitions (career counseling)
  • Anger management
  • Trauma (sexual abuse, violence, neglect, PTSD, etc.)
  • Women’s Issues

Addiction Affects Relationships

woman laying on man's shoulders. relationships impacted by addiction. Codependence counseling and overcome codependent behaviors. Do you enable. Get help with managing anxiety, stress, frustration, low self-esteem, grief with managing addiction. We're here to help you. Dual diagnosis is the interaction between our mental health and addiction.

Addiction comes in many forms—for example, alcohol, shopping, drugs, internet gaming, gambling, sex, or porn. Regardless of the type of addiction, it can impact all the relationships it touches. Not only the individual experiencing the addiction but their loved ones. In other words, addiction has a ripple effect.

What about you?

  • Are you feeling stuck in your life circumstances?
  • Are you worried about your loved one’s well-being?
  • Is it difficult for you to set boundaries, although you know it’s needed?
  • Do you feel uncertain about the health of the relationship?
  • Do you find yourself feeling numb, pessimistic, or cynical?

Any of the above sound familiar? If so, you might be experiencing symptoms of dual diagnosis. Or you may be in a relationship with someone with an addiction.

Therapy Approach

I am a trained EMDR therapist. I enjoy working with the whole person and helping them to identify balance. Therapy is collaborative. Together we can help you learn and grow on your terms.

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No matter what area in your life you are looking to change, I am here to help. You can see me for online therapy. Now is the best time ever for you to be your best you.  Request an appointment to get started.

Other Counseling Services

Online Counseling is available for anyone in the state of Ohio. We treat depression, self-esteemgrief, anxiety, and more. Pre-marital counseling or couples counseling is also available online. In short, if you are looking for help to see real change in your life, you are in the right place!

More About Me

I am from Wisconsin and moved to the Cleveland area in my young adulthood. I enjoy being a mom, wife and working with clients. To maintain my passion, I make sure that I keep balance. Thus, I nurture laughter, time in nature, and loving relationships.


  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: The University of Akron, 2016
  • License and State: E.1800822-SUPV Ohio
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Trained EMDR therapist

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