Eriko Her licensed professional counselor therapist specializes in treating anxiety panic did panic attacks depression generational trauma perinatal depression in Overland Park Kansas and surrounding

Diagnosis

November 29, 2023

When I think about diagnoses like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism, I often think of my people. And most importantly, my parents. Refugees. Trying their best to leave an imprint in a new country. While carrying the burdens of their past. The misunderstandings of their country of origin. And the misconceptions of their…

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Who Are You?

August 19, 2023

Parenthood is one of the most joyful yet stressful seasons. One can ever imagine. And sometimes we forget in the mist of the busyness. The constant cycle of changing endless diapers, cooking meals to meet the needs of kids with allergies, and preparing them for school. There was a you, a me, an us, before…

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When People Say That Racism and Discrimination Doesn’t Exist

June 23, 2023

I often hear people say, “Racism doesn’t exist. It’s just people in lower positions that experience it.” But the truth is, it exists. Do you know what it’s like to explain to your child that it’s ok if someone doesn’t want to play with them? How it’s not their fault? If one minute your child…

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In Honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

May 13, 2023

A video that I created in honor of my heritage. Because inclusion matters! Did you know that about 50 percent of minorities stop seeking mental health services. Due to the disparity they might feel in treatment. It’s difficult to discuss challenges you experience with a clinician that you might perceive to be different from you.…

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Why Asian American and Pacific Islander Month Matters

May 5, 2023

Throughout my teenage years, peers from my predominantly Caucasian high school would ask, “Why do we need a month to celebrate African American history?” And now as an adult in my late thirties I’m asked about Asian American and Pacific Islander month. Deep down I want to believe like so many might choose too, that…

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A Letter To The Outcast

April 29, 2023

To the person who never feels like they are enough! Yesterday, I connected with individuals from so many different backgrounds, communities, and organizations. Accomplishing dreams and reaching goals I didn’t even know was possible!! From the owner of the women’s football team, the Kansas City Glory. M To the woman who was a sports reporter…

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What Would Our World Look Like

March 21, 2023

Lately, I’ve been wondering. “What would our world look like?” If we showed each other grace, compassion, and understanding. Instead of judging one another? I’ve noticed as a mom to young kids. There’s so many expectations of moms. A clean house. A child that’s neatly dressed for school and church. Home cooked meals. And playtime…

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The Importance of Quality Time With Your Little Ones

February 15, 2023

“Unpause me.” My four year old mumbled to me. It was a new concept she picked up this school year. Anytime someone spoke over her, we had to, “unpause,” her. Or she couldn’t speak. Silly. I know. But it mattered to her. And so it mattered to us. Because that’s how a bond is formed…

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Where’s My Village

January 16, 2023

Growing up, I watched as my mother bounced us from relative’s house to relative’s house. So she could pursue her education and live out the extent of the American dream. Now as an adult, a mom, and a woman pursuing her career as a temporary licensed professional counselor, I often wonder. “Where’s my village?” Because…

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