Erin Hardy, MSW, LCSW
Hope counseling center
Erin is a licensed clinical social worker. She received her BSW in 2002 from Carroll College, and her MSW, with a concentration in mental health, from Loyola University-Chicago in 2004.
Erin has worked as an outpatient psychotherapist, a day treatment senior mental health counselor, and an inpatient clinical social worker. She describes her treatment style as compassionate and caring. Her therapy approach is eclectic and utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. She provides both long term and short term psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families, and groups. She works with children, adolescents, and adults, and values diversity.
She has experience working with those with a variety of mental health concerns. Such issues include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADD/ADHD, eating disorders, bullying, PTSD, grief and loss, adoptions issues, and personality disorders. Erin has a clinical interest in trauma, abuse and self-injurious behavior. In addition, she is interested in maternal, infant, and early childhood mental health.
Erin truly loves being a psychotherapist: "One of the biggest joys of being a psychotherapist is being able to support clients as they grow. It’s incredibly rewarding, and I am honored to be part of their journey.”

Mission Statement
Hope Counseling Center, LLC is a private, outpatient mental health clinic, which strives to provide outstanding therapy services to those in surrounding communities.  
To be an influencial presence recognized for commitment to addressing mental health needs through prevention, identification, intervention, stabilization, and recovery.
Quality, compassion, and integrity are of the utmost importance. These values are essential to clients having a positive experience with counseling leading to improved functioning and growth as defined by the client.
Hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, and to keep fighting.