Trails Carolina Staff Bio

Erin Cantalini

Clinical Team

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Erin Cantalini, MA, LPC

Family Coach

Erin has her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Appalachian State University, as well as post-graduate certificates in Expressive Arts Therapy and Addictions Counseling. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).

Non-Neurotypical | Attachment Related Issues | ADHD | Mood Disorders | LGBTQ+ | Family Support

Erin received her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus in Body-Centered Therapies as well post-graduate certificates in Expressive Arts Therapy and Addictions Counseling from Appalachian State University in 2012.

Over the course of her career, Erin has served pre-teens and adolescents in a variety of roles in therapeutic settings. Her work has ranged from working as a field staff and primary therapist in wilderness therapy and residential programs to Co-Clinical Director at a therapeutic boarding school for middle schoolers. She has an extensive history of working with students struggling with challenges such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, attachment-related issues, AD/HD, Mood Disorders. She also specializes in working with LGBTQ+ populations. Erin is extremely passionate about working with families to help increase family resiliency, establish effective parenting techniques, and rebuild relationships with their children for a healthy re-introduction to the home.

Erin uses a blend of therapies that are individualized to the needs of the client and the family. She typically employs modalities such as Expressive Arts Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Ecotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

In her free time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, camping, kayaking, and creating pottery and other arts. She has a precocious daughter who reminds her that the best thing we can do as parents is to perpetually seek ways of becoming better people.

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Trails saved my daughter’s life. Amanda is an amazing human and a brilliant therapist. I am so grateful to her, Science Steve, and the other wonderful people who could reach my daughter at a time when I could not.

Margot Lowman August 2022

Great life changing experience for our son. After becoming addicted to gaming during covid he was very depressed. At Trails he experienced the wilderness, Science Steve, learning survival skills and top notch therapy and support etc… I highly recommend! This gave our son and our family a renewed family bond full of love and excitement about his bright future.

Winnifred Wilson July 2022

 

Outstanding clinical work and superb staff! There’s a great culture at this company and it shows with how they engage with families/clients.

Kristin Brace June 2022

 

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