ERik volper, LCSW
Counselor: Adolescents, Adults
Erik Volper has been a professional counselor for over 12 years working with teens and adults and has a Master’s of Social Work from Yeshiva University in New York, NY. He specializes in connection, authenticity, depression, anxiety, stress, and creating purpose in life. Erik’s style is compassionate, positive, non-judgmental, and he utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and motivational interviewing. He works with each client’s strengths to help them navigate life challenges, setting clear goals for the work. An area of focus for Erik is ADHD and ASD (formerly known as Aspergers) and he is part of ongoing education and consultation in this area at Just Mind. A core interest for Erik is striving to understand each client’s values and form strong therapeutic bonds with them. He helps individuals process life events while learning to live in the present and develop healthy social relationships. He enjoys helping his clients explore, gain insight, and take action toward greater wellness by overcoming inaccurate or unhelpful beliefs and fostering greater self-compassion.
Areas of Specialty
BA in Environmental Studies Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY; Master’s of Social Work from Yeshiva University in New York, NY
I grew up with a number of therapists in my family and had an interest in the field from a young age. I was able to improve my life and well-being through my own therapy and I enjoy supporting others find their own peace, acceptance, and life satisfaction.
I love getting to know each client, developing a strong therapeutic alliance, and helping clients reach their goals or develop new goals. I also enjoy helping clients understand themselves better, change what they can and learn to accept what they cannot change; and learn to be okay with that.
Playing soccer, hiking, mountain biking, working out, and watching my favorite team- Tottenham Hotspur.
Before working in mental health I was a homelessness prevention specialist, soccer coach, and tutor.
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