Meet Erin. Erin Morgan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor with a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Wyoming. She has over two years of experience working with a variety of presenting mental health concerns and utilizes evidence-based practices along with a strengths-based approach to help clients accomplish their goals.
Q: How would you describe yourself as a therapist?
E: I would consider myself a compassionate, thoughtful, and caring therapist. I enjoy incorporating humor as much as possible because it can be so healing and it’s authentic to who I am as a person. I value ensuring that my clients feel heard and assisting them in developing awareness as to how they can make meaningful changes in their lives.
Q: What type of clients do you most enjoy working with?
E: My favorite clients to work with are those who are open, self-aware, and motivated for change, even when it can feel a little scary.
Q: What’s your favorite family recipe? Will you share?
E: My favorite family recipe is monkey bread. It’s a Christmas breakfast tradition that my mom makes every year but she never writes down the recipe. I know it involves Pillsbury biscuits, sugar, cinnamon, and lots of butter! The following may not be Erin’s mom’s recipe, but it looks pretty good if you ask us!
3 cans buttermilk biscuits (the non-flaky ones)
1 c. sugar
2 tsp. (to 3 teaspoons) cinnamon
2 sticks butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Open up all three cans of biscuits and cut each biscuit into quarters.
- Next, combine the white sugar with 2-3 teaspoons of cinnamon. (3 teaspoons of cinnamon gives it a fairly strong cinnamon flavor. If you’re not so hot on cinnamon, cut it back to 2 teaspoons.) Dump these into a 1-gallon zip bag and shake to mix evenly.
- Drop all of the biscuit quarters into the cinnamon-sugar mix. Once all the biscuit quarters are in the bag seal it and give it a vigorous shake. This will get all those pieces unstuck from one another and nicely coated with cinnamon-sugar. Spread these nuggets out evenly in the bundt pan.
- At this point, you’re going to want to melt the two sticks of butter together with ½ cup of brown sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. This can be light or dark brown sugar. Cook butter/sugar mixture, stirring for a few minutes until the two become one. Once the brown sugar butter has become one color, you can pour it over the biscuits.
- Bake for about 30-40 minutes until the crust is a deep dark brown on top. When it’s finished cooking, remove it from the oven. If you have the willpower, allow it to cool for about 15-30 minutes before turning it over onto a plate.
Q: What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
E: In my spare time, I like to read, play video games, and spend time with those I love (including my dog). I also like to take naps whenever I can.
Q: What is LIV to you?
E: LIV to me means support, whether that looks like support with navigating what can be a complex and confusing healthcare system or support with healing in a therapeutic capacity. The team we have here at LIV is an amazing combination of incredibly knowledgeable, caring, and kind individuals whom all work so hard to help in whatever way they can.
Q: What is your favorite thing to do for self-care?
E: My absolute favorite thing to do for self-care is horseback riding. I started riding when I was 9 and it’s like a reset button when I’m feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Horses are such amazing animals and there’s so much to learn from their way of being. In the future, I hope to incorporate horses into my work by getting involved with equine-assisted therapy.
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