Erin Las is a Licensed Social Worker, who has experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. She has a background in ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Depression, Trauma Issues, Self-Esteem, ODD, Adjustment Disorders, Anger Management, and Executive Functioning challenges. Erin is also a Gottman Level 1 trained couples counselor.
Erin has a background as a school social worker in elementary schools. She has an in-depth knowledge of the IEP, 504, and MTSS processes and special education services. Erin has experience in a residential children’s home for children who are wards of the state. She has experience as a crisis hotline volunteer and volunteered at homeless shelter helping with their summer program for children. Erin enjoys working with people of all ages. She utilizes a strengths-based approach and can incorporate a faith-based perspective when working with clients.
Erin has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois and a master’s degree, Masters in Social Work (MSW), from University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. Erin enjoys spending time with her husband, dog, extended family, and friends. She also enjoys being outside, working out, reading, and watching movies!
What people are saying about Erin:
“Our family has had the privilege of working with Mrs. Las for the past 7 years. With each of our 3 children she has gone above and beyond to meet each of their specific needs. She has a kind and gentle manner, an amazing ability to connect and to quickly establish a wonderful rapport with even the most timid of students. Her energy, positive attitude and optimism greatly helped our family through Covid and for that we are truly grateful. She is always available to guide and answer questions, to support our family no matter how big or small our need. Mrs. Las has been in integral part of our children’s success during their elementary school years. Our family has been fortunate to have the support of such a knowledgeable, thoughtful and sympathetic social worker like Mrs. Las.”
Erin’s Recommended Readings:
Raising the Challenging Child: How to Minimize Meltdowns, Reduce Conflict, and Increase Cooperation – Karen Doyle Buckwalter, Debbie Reed, and Wendy Lyons Sunshine
Grief: Day by Day – Jan Warner
What Happened To You? – Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. and Oprah Winfrey
The Marriage Clinic – John M. Gottman
Rewire Your Anxious Brain – Catherine M Pittman, PHD and Elizabeth M. Karle, MLIS
Educated A Memoir – Tara Westover
Lost at School – Ross Greene, Ph.D.
The Explosive Child – Ross Green, Ph.D.
The Deepest Well – Dr. Nadine Burke Harris
Present Over Perfect – Shauna Niequist
Talking to “Crazy” – Mark Goulston
Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson
Atlas of the Heart – Brene Brown
For Parents & Children:
Listening to my Body – Gabi Garcia
Each Kindness – Jaqueline Woodson
Of Course It’s a Big Deal! (Executive Functioning) – Bryan Smith
Right Now, I Am Fine – Dr. Daniela Owen
Operation Frog Effect – Sarah Scheerger
A Tale of Two Beasts – Fiona Roberton
Stand in my Shoes: Learning about Empathy – Bob Sornson
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings – Jo Witek
The Magical Yet – Angela DiTerlizzi
I Can Handle It! (Mindful Mantras) – Laurie Wright
Train Your Dragon Series – Steve Herman
The Little Spot Series – Dian Alber