Meet The Specialists
Erin McKay is a graduate student in Northern Illinois University’s Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in child development where she studied parenting and autism. Erin received her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Northern Illinois University in June of 2020. She previously worked as a Clinic Assistant at NIU’s Psychological Services Center where she provided children, families, and adults with therapy and comprehensive psychological assessment. In the summers of 2018 and 2019, Erin provided intensive therapy for children and adolescents with selective mutism through Advanced Therapeutic Solution’s Adventure Camp.
Erin utilizes a variety of empirically supported therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. She is committed to collaborating with the client and their family to determine a treatment plan that takes into account the client’s unique goals, values, and situation. Erin strives to provide a compassionate and supportive environment in order to encourage personal change and acceptance. Clinically, Erin has experience diagnosing and treating depression, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, behavioral disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, personality disorders, and learning and developmental disorders. She is specifically interested in addressing parenting, trauma related reactions and disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and trichotillomania.
As a clinical extern at Susan Myket, Ph.D. & Associates, Erin is thrilled to be partnering with children, adolescents, and families to facilitate positive change within themselves and their environment. Currently working towards completion of her Ph.D., her research is focused on parenting and early childhood development of self-regulation. In her free time, Erin enjoys exploring the great outdoors, cooking exciting recipes, spending time with friends and family, and trying new activities in hopes of an adventure.