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Erin Pawlak, LPCC-S

Erin Pawlak is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who specializes in working with young adults and adolescents. With more than a decade of experience in the mental health field, her specialty areas include working with youth, young adults, anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, trauma and personality disorders. At the start of her career, she worked in the non-profit community mental health field at Beacon Health where she assisted in creating and developing the Transitional Youth program. In addition to working with the Transitional Youth population, she has worked as an advocate for the Lake County Victims of Crime (VOC) in Ohio. Her Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a 21-session program which focuses on CBT, DBT and MI for adolescents who need to focus more intensely on developing healthy coping skills. Erin holds licenses in Ohio (LPCC-S), South Carolina (LPCS), Georgia (LPC, CPCS) and Florida. She is also a counselor supervisor for OH, SC and GA.

Erin received her bachelor’s degree at Kent State University in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Family Life Education. She obtained her master’s degree at Capella University in Mental Health Counseling.


Everyone has problems and issues. Some are better at coping than others. Some need help, guidance and encouragement to make it through these challenging times. I meet my clients where they are at with wanting to work on their treatment and assist them through those difficult moments.


Testimonial Disclosure Statement: Testimonials herein are unsolicited, anonymous and are received after care has been received in an attempt to assure healthy therapy relationships and confidentiality.

"You have been a Godsend for my daughter & I’m forever grateful for Behavioral Wellness Group, the Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program, and finally to you, Erin, for being patient with us regarding CareSource, payments & for everything in between."
"Hi Erin, Once again I can't thank you and your practice enough for helping {my son) adopt a healthier outlook on life and the tools to help him maintain it. The great thing about learning all of that is that, in a way, you can't unlearn it. (My son) now has all these other more helpful thoughts pop up after he gets upset about something, keeping him far away from his "edge". I'm seeing it happen regularly, and as a mom, it's a wonderful thing to see."
"(Erin Pawlak, Adolescent IOP) They really cared about me getting better and helped me know that its possible for me to feel good about myself again."
"(Erin Pawlak, Adolescent IOP) You helped me understand that everything is not my fault, and it is better to tell people what’s going on instead of keeping it in. There wasn’t really anything that could be improved. It should stay the same because I felt included, learning things, and having a good time. This gave me something to do while I was feeling lonely. It was honestly like a little family where everyone understood each other."
"Thank you Erin and Sarah for giving me life back. I will be forever grateful! Because of you two, I am happy again. I have my life back.You gave me my family back, a brother, son, grandson, nephew, great nephew, cousin and friend. November 15, 2018, I would never thought that life could go on. Now, I am happier than ever. "
"Erin, I honestly don't know how you handle all this so well, but we are blessed you chose this for your career. You have been such a positive change for our family through the most challenging time I have faced. Thank you."
"I can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for them—your group is such a blessing, and gave them both the tools they need to be able to manage their anxiety/depression... we are so grateful you helped make it happen."
"Thank you Erin and Jess for helping me out SO MUCH! I'm taking everything you guys taught me to my every day life! This was honestly the best decision me & my family have ever made!"


The Behavioral Wellness Group is a counseling center providing therapy and behavioral health services and assessment including chemical dependency/drug addiction treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and other therapies. We also provide mental health or psychological assessments, and psychological,educational and bariatric testing. Providing services to the following communities in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake County: Cleveland, Ashtabula, Beachwood, Chardon, Concord, Eastlake, Euclid, Fairport, Geneva, Grand River, Highland Heights, Kirtland, Leroy, Lyndhurst, Madison, Mayfield, Mayfield Heights, Painesville, Pepper Pike, Perry, Russell, Solon, South Euclid, Thompson, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, and Willowick, from our offices in Mentor, Ohio.