Erika Kokoruda, LSCSW
Erika Kokoruda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) and holds dual licenses in both Kansas and Missouri. She received her undergraduate degree in Social Welfare from the University of Kansas and then completed her Master of Social Work degree through the advanced standing program at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Erika has been a mental health therapist for over a decade.
Throughout her career, Erika has worked with diverse populations, helping clients navigate a wide range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss challenges, school related issues, and family and relationship struggles. In addition to working in hospice and healthcare settings, she has also worked in both inpatient and residential psychiatric treatment facilities providing individual, family, and group therapy support. Most recently, Erika worked at Children’s Mercy Hospital on the Acute Mental Health Services team conducting acute mental health evaluations with pediatric patients by providing crisis intervention and safety planning support in the emergency department.
Erika is committed to staying current with the latest therapeutic techniques and evidence-based practices to ensure the highest quality of care. Erika has training in various treatment modalities, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma Systems Therapy, Play Therapy techniques; however, her treatment approach is client-centered to meet individual needs. She believes in the power of collaboration, working closely with clients to create treatment plans that address their unique needs and goals. Her focus is to provide an empathetic, non-judgmental therapeutic environment where individuals can explore their unique strengths, individual feelings, and develop strategies for personal growth.
Outside of her professional life, Erika enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She enjoys baking, crafting, reading, traveling and cheering on many Kansas City hometown sports teams.