Areas of Specialization:

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Depression/Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Grief/Loss/Complex

  • Interpersonal/Social Skills

  • Diagnosis and Evaluation

  • Adjustment to difficult circumstances

JUSTIN L. ERB, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP

Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

EDUCATION

Messiah College

Private, Liberal Arts 

Mechanicsburg, PA

May 2009

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 

*Counseling Concentration

December 2011

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

RESIDENCY and CAREER

I completed a three-year residency in community counseling and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) at Riverside Associates, P.C. in Harrisburg, PA (2012-2016). I received extensive clinical supervision and training during that time. I was employed as their on-call psychometrician (a professional who administers standardized testing and evaluations).  In addition, I served as a Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS) at Keystone Human Services in Harrisburg, where I worked with children with autism within a school setting.

 

TRAINING

January 2014

Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors

Licensed Professional Couselor- PC007362

 

February 2016

Started private practice in Waynesboro, PA


May 2017

EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

50 Hour Training- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Rachel Harrison,LCPC, NCC

February 2019

International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Training- Two-Day Trauma Competency

Eric Gentry, PHD, LMHC

PERSONAL LIFE

I am married and live in Fairfield, PA.  In my free time, I enjoy hanging with my dog, Hugo; reading; rock climbing; and appreciating and creating art (e.g.; writing, illustration, mural design, architecture). I love cats and good dogs (most). 

ADVOCACY

I am an advocate, by nature, and fight against bigotry, racism, homophobia, xenophobia, and any injustice that I encounter. Another area of advocacy for me is the de-stigmatization of mental health disorders and the treatment of such. I hold that the brain is a physical organ in our bodies; therefore, any disturbance of adaptive functioning in the brain will result in "abnormal" or maladaptive behavior, thinking, and emotional states. Society has made such symptoms inappropriate and regarded as malevolent towards the community. People are labeled  as "crazy" or "insane. This is not my perspective. People have trauma memories that interfere with their daily functioning. Now, you may not think you have trauma, but traumatic psychological messages from other people in one's life can lead to long-term distress (body, mind, and emotions).

Professional Memberships

  • Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors

  • International Association of Trauma Professionals

  • American Counseling Association

  • National Board of Certified Counselors

  • Psi Chi National Psychological Honor Society