Erica Sturgeon

I work with children prenatal to adolescence and specialize in working with children under the age of 5 alongside their caregivers.

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Hello! I’m Erica


I work primarily with children ages birth to adolescence and specialize in working with children under the age of 5 alongside their caregivers. In addition to this, I work with women struggling with perinatal mental health issues, this includes pregnancy, prenatal, postnatal, and postpartum. I have worked with children and families most of my adult life. For seven years prior to joining the Fresh Roots team, I did counseling at a local Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). During my time at the CAC, I worked with children and families whose lives had been impacted by abuse, neglect, or some other form of trauma. The area of perinatal mental health, specifically, is an area I started working with shortly after I began working at Fresh Roots in 2020 and I received specialized training in 2021. As a mom, I am realizing more and more that raising children is hard and you cannot do it alone. I have also learned how challenging the pregnancy and postpartum season of life can be, especially if you don’t have the necessary support or have other stress factors. I’m thankful to have a team of Jesus, my husband and sometimes other friends and family for support. I have become passionate about helping women through these seasons of their lives as they undergo this wonderful but at times extremely challenging transition into motherhood or into multiple children. I believe therapy is a journey in which Jesus is the true healer and sometimes he chooses to work through me. It has been a joy to have the privilege of coming alongside caregivers as they walk with their children towards healing, and it would be an honor to come alongside you in your own journey as well.


My Education & Certification

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • MS in Marriage and Family Therapy with an emphasis in Community Counseling
  • Certificate in Play Therapy
  • Theraplay® Level 1
  • Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner
  • Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Registered Play Therapy

Practice Areas

Children’s issues include but not limited to:

  • Specialize in children 5 years and younger
  • Trauma recovery
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • School Issues
  • Adoption/Foster Care Issues
  • Abuse recovery
  • Body Safety
  • Sex Education
  • Play Therapy
  • Child Centered Play Therapy
  • TF-CBT


Child and Caregiver Relational Issues:

  • Attachment
  • Family Therapy
  • Interventions Based on Theraplay® principles
  • CPP

Caregiver Issues:

  • Parenting
  • Child-Parent Relationship Therapy
  • TBRI

Women’s Issues:

  • Pregnancy/Prenatal
  • Postpartum/Postnatal
  • Perinatal Mental health
  • Trauma from giving Birth
  • Postpartum anxiety or depression
  • Struggling with transitioning to motherhood
  • Struggle with transitioning to having more children

I Work With Women, Children, Their Caregivers & Family

Child Therapy

Family Therapy

Caregiver Therapy

Favorite Quotes

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

~ Proverbs 3:5-6

“Children don’t need more things. The best toys a child can have is a parent who gets down on the floor and plays with them.”

~ Bruce Perry, M.D.

“Our Children need to know that they are precious in the sunshine and in the rain.”

~ Karyn Purvis, Ph.D.

Accepted Insurance Carriers


Blue Cross

Blue Shield



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