Erin Berzins, PhD
Core Faculty, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Dr. Erin Berzins is a professor and a licensed mental health counselor. Erin received a bachelor of arts degree from Seattle University, and her master’s and doctorate degrees from Antioch University Seattle. Erin’s academic and research interests include student efficacy, feedback receptivity, and integrating mental health into work outside of the traditional setting. In her clinical work, Erin works primarily with adolescents and has a background which includes work with at-risk youth, eating disorders, trauma, personality disorders, and group counseling.
PhD, Counselor Education and Supervision, Antioch University Seattle
MA, Counseling, Antioch University Seattle
BA, Criminal Justice, Seattle University
- Member, American Counseling Association
- Member, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
I believe in student-centered classrooms and engaging adult learners in a challenging and relationally-based learning environment. I take a developmental stance in working with students, recognizing that they are participating in both an academic and personal journey. To help students become fully engaged professional counselors, I seek to bring the ethics and professional competencies of our field into each lesson.
- Berzins, R. E. W. (2019). Helping students accept critical feedback. 50-minute workshop presented to the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision: Seattle, WA.
- Berzins, E., Byrd, M., & Sano, K. (2018, November). The commoditization of the degree: The influence of consumer culture on students in the classroom. 50-minute roundtable presented to the Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, Santa Rosa, CA.
- Wenzel, E. & Ward, C. (2014, March). Counseling adventure sports participants: More than “adrenaline junkies.” 60-minute workshop presented to the American Counseling Association conference, Honolulu, HI.
- Wenzel, E. & Ward, C. (2013, November). Adventure sports counseling: Strategies for critical response and resiliency. 60-minute workshop presented to the Washington Counselors Association conference, Spokane, WA.