Erin Frazier-Maskiell, LPC
Owner and Director of Alive Holistic Counseling
Erin is a Licensed Professional Counselor who sees the relationship between therapist and client as a gift and a collaborative opportunity to go farther than you’ve ever dared to go. She encourages clients to question deeply held beliefs, challenge the rules that hold us back, change the stories we create and cling to, and break free from the armor that keeps us “safe” and hidden. She believes when you show up in her office, no matter how hesitant or skeptical of the process, no matter how scared to face pain and truth, no matter how exhausted - you have power.
Erin draws from her master’s training in transpersonal psychotherapy to find wonder in the mystery and create meaning in our experiences, even in the inevitable suffering of being human. Her extensive training in EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing) allows clients to work through traumatic events, including complex PTSD, in a safe and manageable way. Erin enjoys being called upon to use her degree and experience as an Art Therapist to guide clients through the creative process as a source of healing and connection to our deepest selves.
Before moving her family to Oregon in 2015, she was in private practice in Nashville, TN for 10 years and adjunct faculty at Vanderbilt University. She had the opportunity to travel around the southeast giving workshops on a variety of topics as an employee assistance provider for several major corporations. Erin is grateful to have found her way to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and loves being part of this community in a meaningful way.
1999: Graduated from Converse College (Spartanburg, SC) with a B.A. in Psychology and Art Therapy, cum laude
2000-2002: Worked as an Art Therapist for a non-profit, T.A.P. in South Carolina; hired by local school district as an Art Therapist
2002-2005: Graduated from Naropa University (Boulder, CO) with a M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
2004-2005: Interned at MDS Counseling Center in Denver, CO in both a private practice and as a school counselor
2005-2015: Worked as a therapist in both a non-profit and private practice settings, working with children, adolescents, individuals, families and couples
2007-2014: Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University teaching and training graduate counseling students
2015: Became trained in EMDR by the EMDR Institute
2015-present: Moved to Oregon to set up private practice
2016: Founded Alive Holistic Counseling