Erin Lae, MS, LMFT, LMHC Clinical Director at Safe and Sound Treatment

Erin Lae

MS, LMFT, LMHC - Clinical Director

Erin Lae is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor (MFT #52711) with 20 years of experience working with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. Erin got her Bachelor of Science from the University of Rhode Island in 2004, where she completed a double major in Sociology and Psychology. Erin began her career providing supportive counseling services to at-risk youth in Hollywood, FL, while working towards her MS in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University.

Upon completion of her MS, Erin began working at regional recovery centers in San Diego County, providing mental health counseling to people with a substance use diagnosis. Erin earned her California LMFT in 2012 and has built a career working as a licensed therapist in the co-occurring treatment space. She has worked in direct client care as well as supervisory positions in both nonprofit and private treatment programs.

Erin has completed advanced training and mentorship in evidenced-based practices, including motivational interviewing (MI), brief strategic therapy (BST), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Most recently, Erin completed EMDRIA-approved EMDR training in 2020. For the past four years, Erin has been working as the Clinical Director for Safe and Sound Treatment, providing therapy services and overseeing all aspects of clinical care.

Featured Articles

man holding aching jaw - cocaine jaw

Understanding Cocaine Jaw

What is Cocaine Jaw? Cocaine jaw, clinically known as bruxism, involves the involuntary, repetitive clenching and grinding of the jaw. This condition is prevalent among

man struggling with mood swings - Dealing with Mood Swings

Dealing with Mood Swings

Mood swings are rapid and often extreme fluctuations or shifts in one’s emotional state, characterized by a sudden shift from happiness to sadness or irritability.

woman with alcohol addiction - habit vs addiction

Habit vs Addiction

In the complex realm of drug and substance use, distinguishing between a habit and an addiction is essential for understanding the nature of one’s relationship

woman with anxiety crying - does anxiety cause twitching

Does Anxiety Cause Twitching?

In today’s fast-paced world, anxiety has become a silent companion to many, whispering worries and fears that can sometimes manifest in unexpected ways. Among these

woman relapsing on alcohol - the relapse cycle

The Relapse Cycle

The path to overcoming drug addiction and substance abuse is one filled with numerous hurdles, and among these, the possibility of relapse stands out as

man suffering with borderline personality disorder or bpd- Borderline Personality Disorder in Men

Borderline Personality Disorder in Men

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental health condition characterized by emotional instability, intense interpersonal relationships, and a distorted sense of self. Traditionally more recognized

Aetna Alcohol rehab coverage man seeking therapy for alcohol and drug addiction.

Tips for Avoiding Relapse

Sobriety is a journey that requires commitment and dedication, and avoiding relapse is a key aspect of maintaining sobriety. While relapse is a common occurrence