Erin Donahue received a joint degree in Psychology and Sociology and a Masters of Education in School Counseling from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She obtained a Post-Masters certificate in Mental Health Counseling at Cambridge College in Boston, Massachusetts.
Erin has extensive experience working in the school setting as a counselor for children, pre-adolescents, and adolescents of varying backgrounds and needs in both the USA and Hong Kong. Before moving to Hong Kong, Erin was the lead counselor in a behavior program for students with dual diagnoses in a public school setting for children ages 5 to 12 in Massachusetts. Additionally, Erin worked at a community clinic for an underserved population and a private practice, also in Massachusetts.
Erin uses a systems approach to counseling, focusing on strengthening relationships within the network and building emotional stability in individuals. Erin encourages families and extended networks to be part of the counseling experience when necessary and works closely with parents throughout their child’s counseling experience. She uses evidence-based forms of talk therapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. Erin has primarily worked with individuals facing a range of issues, including anxiety and depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), crisis management, and adjustment disorders. She is skilled at helping adolescents with stress-management and reframing, and younger children learn strategies for managing their emotions and forming healthy peer relationships.
Erin can be seen at our Southside Clinic by appointment.