Erinn Walker is a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors and certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. She completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2013 at Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in clinical and mental health counseling at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. Over the years, she has worked in both public and private mental health settings in Bexar and Atascosa County. She worked with recently adjudicated youth at the Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center and assessed juveniles using mental status exams for suicidality. Currently she owns a private practice in Pleasanton, Tx and provides outpatient psychotherapy to individuals (children & adults), couples and families.
In addition, she is a fourth generation family-owned business owner for a three store Agriculture and Powersports equipment dealership. Tuttle Motor Company is a family owned and operated business that was founded in 1933. She works alongside her husband, Evan Walker and manages their team of 51 employees.
When asked why she wanted to get involved?
The reality of children's mental health is that 1 in 6 children (age 2-8) have a diagnosed mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder. A statistic that is even more concerning is that suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for youth ages 15-34. The problem is that there is a mental health professional shortage in Texas. Roughly 100,000 children in Bexar County struggle with mental illness, but 60% do not get the necessary help they need. With the JLSA Education Center at the Clarity Child Guidance Center campus, the hope is that the space can provide training for the next generation of caregivers and help those in the profession stay current on all the latest research to better care for their patients. Training and education is pivotal for successful outcomes for those children struggling with mental issues in our community.