Erin Shields, DMFT, LMFT


Dr. Erin Shields is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing therapy to children, teens, families, and adults for over ten years. She received her Doctoral Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University in Minnesota and received a Masters of Music Therapy from Saint Mary of the Woods College in Indiana. 

Dr. Shields uses a systemic therapeutic lens  to conceptualize individual clients in relationship to their family, culture, society, race, and all individualized differences. Dr. Shields specializes in issues related to relationships, family, and raising children. Relational and family health is at the center of Dr. Shields practice.  She believes in collaborative and attachment-focused treatment to assist clients in reaching their fullest potential. She incorporates the following techniques and frameworks to guide her treatment and assist her clients: 

  • Early Start Denver Model
  • Developmental Repair Model
  • Greenspan Floortime Method
  • Play Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy

Dr. Shields has experience with the following areas of concern:

  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavioral difficulties 
  • Stress and Trauma related Disorders
  • Adjustment difficulties 
  • Mood related concerns including anxiety and depression
  • Relational Difficulties
  • Parenting Difficulties

 Dr. Shields has experience with the assessment and treatment of:  

  • Preschool age children (2-5 years old)
  • School age children (6-10 years old)
  • Preteens (11-12 years old)
  • Teenagers (13 -17 years old)
  • Young adults (18 – 25 years old)
  • Adults (25 – 64 years old)
  • Adults (25 – 64 years old)