Erin Lightman, MS, NCC, LPC
at Wellspring Counseling, Coaching, and Transition Center
I am committed to creating a safe space for my clients. I believe that counseling can benefit everyone, whether you’re struggling with severe mental health issues, suffering due to past or ongoing trauma, fighting to survive due to external factors, or simply wanting to work towards greater personal growth.
My approach to counseling includes a deep belief that each of us has a natural capacity for wisdom and strength. I create personalized treatment plans for each client based on their unique needs, characteristics, and counseling goals. I draw from many different theoretical orientations and am not limited to any one style of therapy. I believe that many disorders such as anxiety and depression are often caused by or worsened by low self-esteem.
When applicable, I like to incorporate my clients’ spiritual beliefs and traditions into our work. I am most familiar with Paganism, Christianity, and Judaism; and I’m always happy to expand my knowledge about different faith traditions.
In-Person and Telehealth Sessions
I offer in-person sessions for fully vaccinated and boosted individuals on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00am - 6:00pm. All counselors at Wellspring are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
I offer telehealth sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays (8:00am-6:00pm), and Sundays (10:00am-3:00pm). I use Simple Practice's telehealth software, which is easy to use and HIPAA-compliant.
I moved from Memphis to Atlanta in 2007 to pursue a PhD in cognitive neuroscience. After realizing that wasn’t a good fit, I discovered a passion for helping individuals through jobs answering phones at the US Human Rights Network and interviewing civilians with PTSD for the Grady Trauma Project.
I graduated with my degree in Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State and am very happy with my job. When I’m not seeing clients, I love to sew, bake, nerd out over sci-fi and animation, practice yoga, and play with my dog and three cats. My dog Sammie takes her work as co-therapist very seriously and is usually lying in her dog bed under my desk during sessions.
I’m proud to be a member of the counseling team at Wellspring Counseling, Coaching, and Transition Center. Founded in 1997, Wellspring was one of the first counseling practices in Atlanta to specialize in serving the LGBTQIA+ community.