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Erica Vari, LSW
570-983-2872 ext 326
Serving Clients In
Scranton Area
Peckville PA
Wilkes-Barre Area

Erica is a licensed social worker (LSW), from Brooklyn, New York. She received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Long Island University Brooklyn (LIU) and her graduate degree in social work from New York University (NYU). She also has minors in English and Photography for undergraduate. By focusing on her skills in the arts, she is able to creatively plan and treat individuals with an array of issues. Her LIU field placement was at Catholic Charities’ Narrows Senior Center. During her time at NYU, she completed field work at New Design High School, as well as Pathways 2 Leadership at P.S. 15 The Roberto Clemente School.

Erica has had practice working with families and the aging population in both a case management and clinical setting. She provided case management, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy to seniors in a community outreach program. She has experience providing counseling with students who had behavioral issues, used crisis intervention, art therapy, psychodynamic therapy and group therapy that specifically aimed at increasing self-esteem and self-awareness to children and adolescence. Erica also has experience running an LGBTQ+ group during her time at New Design High School, providing a safe space of support.

Her approach to therapy is client-centered, strengths-based, and humanistic. She believes in utilizing an individual’s strengths to increase their sense of independence. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults.

Specialties & Interests


  • Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorders
  • Personal Development
  • Stress
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Diversity Issues
  • Self-care/Self-esteem
  • Medical Issues


  • Art Therapy Directives
  • Individual Therapy - ages 18 and up

Evidence-Based Therapies

  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Problem Solving Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Stress Management and Relaxation Training
  • Trauma Informed Care
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