Erin Gish-Stiles

Bakersfield

Erin Gish-Stiles

LCSW

LIC NO. 95320

My name is Erin Gish-Stiles and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in California. I graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with a Masters in Social Work. I've worked in many different settings with individuals who have a variety of personal issues including, anxiety/depression, stress/compassion fatigue, life changes and transitions, and more. In my practice, I use a number of techniques that are tailored to each person, depending on their needs, and what works for them. My experience has taught me that the most important aspect of counseling by far, is the connection and comfort you feel with the person you choose to share your personal struggles. I am a firm believer that self-awareness can assist in growing through difficult experiences . Sometimes another person can offer a new or different perspective or additional support, that can externalize a difficult situation or subject, and it would be my privilege to be that person for you. We, as humans, want to be loved, accepted, respected, and feel listened to and understood. I strive to be both non-judgmental and accepting when someone feels safe enough to share their story or experiences with me. How we interact with ourselves and others, is so important and worthy, and is useful to explore in counseling.

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Aging
  • Chronic conditions
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-esteem
  • Mood disorders
  • Life transitions
  • Role changes
  • Stress management