Erica Wilkerson

About Erica Wilkerson LCSW, PMH-C, MAC

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Master Social Worker
  • Certified in Perinatal Mental Health
  • Master Addiction Counselor

Education

  • BSW, Bachelor of Social Work – South Carolina State University
  • MSW, Master of Social Work – The University of Georgia
  • Graduate Certificate, Human Lactation – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Experience

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW in GA and NC) skilled in case management, clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment; experience working with diverse populations including Veterans, justice-involved juveniles, foster care/adoption children and families.

Certified in delivering multiple evidence-based psychotherapies including Problem Solving Therapy, Motivational Interviewing/Motivational Enhancement Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain.

Background

Erica Wilkerson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Perinatal Mental Health Certified (PMH-C) through Postpartum Support International, and is nationally/internationally certified as a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), the Association for Addiction Professionals (AAP).

Erica is also enrolled in a Human Lactation Pathway 2 Program where she is completing clinical rotations throughout North Carolina in various settings under preceptors who are current International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). She hopes to join the ranks of IBCLCs upon completion of the Pathway 2 Program pending 2023 board examination

Erica joined the field of human lactation after her own personal struggles with breastfeeding. She shares, “I was the mom who didn’t make ‘enough’ milk and the mom with ‘too much’ milk.” Her personal experiences ignited her passion for Black maternal mental health, inclusive of breastfeeding challenges, adjustment to motherhood, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). She is both personally and professionally equipped to help other mothers.

Erica earned a Bachelors in Social Work from South Carolina State University, Masters in Social Work (Community Empowerment and Program Development concentration) with a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Georgia, and is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Human Lactation from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Erica has federal and state government experience at the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Juvenile Justice, Family and Children Services, and in University Health Systems in partnerships with local Behavioral Health agencies.

Erica lives in the Triangle area (NC) with her husband and two sons. Her favorite things are eating, sleeping, and jumping in the ocean. She lives for a good brunch and 90s music day party featuring bottomless mimosas and tequila!

Organizations

  • Postpartum Support International
  • National Association of Social Workers

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