Erin Shields, DMFT, LMFT


Dr. Erin Shields is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing therapy to children, teens, adults, families, and couples 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, marriage, family, and raising children. Relationships 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 evidence based treatments to guide therapy and assist her clients: 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP)
  • Comprehensive Behavioral Interventions for Tics (CBIT)
  • Early Start Denver Model
  • Developmental Repair Model
  • Greenspan Floortime Method
  • Play Therapy
  • Music Therapy

Dr. Shields specializes in treating the following areas of concern:

  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavioral difficulties 
  • Stress and Trauma 
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues in individuals and couples
  • Parenting difficulties
  • Family systems difficulties
  • Adjustment 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)