Erin E. Fortin, Ph.D.

Dr. Fortin graduated summa cum laude with a doctorate in psychology and equally achieved honors when graduating with a master’s degree in counseling.  Prior to entering graduate school, Dr. Fortin had earned a bachelor’s degree with an extended major in psychology and was working for several years as an adult probation and parole officer.  What led him to the field of counseling and psychotherapy was his passion for helping people find the best part of themselves through interactive components of empathy, strength-building, and empowerment.

Dr. Fortin enjoys working with adolescent and adult populations.  His past work experience included several years focusing on inpatient, long-term residential care with troubled adolescent boys as well several years working with individuals with mental health and substance use disorders.  Additional experience included acute psychiatric care and intensive substance abuse outpatient care.

Dr. Fortin has received training in individual and group therapy with a foundation in research, assessment and evaluation, and diagnostics.

Dr. Fortin’s core principle for achieving and maintaining a happy, productive life stems from practicing self-awareness and actively challenging cognitive adversity (e.g., cognitive distortions, stress, anxiety, self-doubt, etc.).  In short, the awareness involves a conscious evaluation of the subconscious mind – bringing the internal monologue (metaphorically speaking) into the conscious state.

In his youth, Dr. Fortin was the epitome of an adrenaline-junky; from parachuting to SCUBA diving to mountain climbing, and even an occasional roller coaster, and everything in between.  As youth faded, fatherhood became the most exciting opportunity, and yet still true to his nature, amusement and water parks were staple destinations.  With his children grown and youth having slipped away, Dr. Fortin’s hobbies and interests currently include philosophy, writing poetry, cooking, and listening to music.

Dr. Fortin’s therapeutic ideology is eclectic, albeit grounded in both cognitive and dialectical behavioral approaches.  The central theme underlying the very nature of psychotherapy, however, is client-centered; therefore, Dr. Fortin consistently adheres to the needs of his clients through a partnership which encourages autonomy and self-growth.