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Erica Cole (she/her)

Hi! I’m Erica Cole (she/her). I am a psychotherapy fellow at Roamers Therapy under the supervision of Shaysa Villa, LCSW.

At times, we can feel stuck in cycles of unwanted patterns and feel unsure of how to navigate ourselves out of them. The sense of feeling like a part of you is lost can shake your world view as an individual and within relationships. You may notice that you are dealing with relationship conflicts, difficult managing life transitions, or consistently putting yourself last. My intention as your therapist is to walk alongside and empower you through tools, insight, and compassion that things can be different. My goal will be to help you connect your mind, body, and spirit. I will meet you exactly where you are, as exactly who you are, to help navigate through who is that you you would like be and allow yourself to come back to yourself or the relationships you imagined.

To help you come back to yourself, I utilize a compassionate, client-centered framework to take steps towards understanding the context of your unique experience. I incorporate various evidence-based modalities to take a goal-oriented approach, such as Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. When working with couples, you will find my therapeutic approach is rooted in the Gottman Method. At the root, my therapeutic style aims to provide a judgment free environment for you to freely be yourself along with structure and pacing.

Although, life can have many challenges, we can work to create positive changes, so you feel empowered to take the steps towards the life that you want to live. Whether you’re looking for a place to vent, process wounds, heal relationships, grieve a loss, or learn to manage day-to-day stress, together, we can work to help you reconnect with the vibrant person that you are.

I look forward to partnering with you upon your journey of healing and self-discovery.


Things that bring me joy: Going on walks, photography, drawing, sunsets, being with my friends and family, & dogs.


Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago

Focus: Mental Health Specialization

Bachelor of Arts from The University of Iowa

Focus: Communication


Licensed Social Worker, State of Illinois

License Number: 150.111861

Clinical Supervisors

Shaysa Villa, MSW, LCSW, LICSW

Payment & Insurance Accepted

Self Pay & Insurance


Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

CareFirst BCBS PPO

Blue Choice PPO



Insurance Benefits Verification

If you would like to use your insurance benefits, Roamers Therapy LLC will need to verify your benefits before your first session.

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While Erica’s office is located in South Loop, Chicago, within Dearborn Station, for in-person sessions, she also welcomes and serves clients for online therapy from anywhere in Illinois. Clients from the Chicagoland area may choose in-office or online therapy and usually commute from surrounding areas such as River North, West Loop, Gold Coast, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lake View, Rogers Park Logan Square, Pilsen, Bridgeport, Little Village, Bronzeville, South Shore, Hyde Park, Back of the Yards, Wicker Park, Bucktown and many more.