Eric Ehrke, LCSW, LMFT 

Treatment Philosophy

Philosophers observe the world and look for universal truths about the human condition to relieve suffering. Psychotherapists study productive behaviors and offer remedies that attempt to create peace, love and harmony. Our mental, emotional and physical body requires balance like a three-legged stool. Eric firmly believes that love and illusion lie on a continuum that everyone can master. When we embrace both our light and darkness, without fear or denial, any problem can be healed. As our body, mind, and soul learn how work together, love fills the void where illusion dwelled and equanimity rises up from within. The path to enduring happiness is revealed. Consistent mindful practices and self-compassion can heal any transgression. Everyone wants to be happy and whole. Eric’s approach includes learning where you want to go and developing a plan with you to make it happen.

Background

Eric Ehrke LCSW, LMFT received his undergraduate degree in psychology and masters in clinical social work at Ohio State University. After treating families, couples, and individuals in psychiatric hospitals and residential treatment centers for over a decade, he spent the past thirty-two years in private practice. A graduate of the Family Institute of Northwestern University he embraces traditional psychotherapy and systems theory but merges complimentary approaches to everyday problems. Eric is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, and the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin. He is also a Prepare/Enrich Pre-Marriage Assessment Facilitator and previously was a Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills (PAIRS) Instructor from (1989-1998).

He serves adults, adolescents, couples, LGBT, Families, & Groups, focusing on the following areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Grief, loss
  • Addictions
  • Panic/stress management
  • Trauma/PTSD recovery
  • Marriage/relationship counseling
  • Intimacy/sexuality concerns
  • Divorce/transition issues
  • Meditation, mindfulness practices                  
  • Parenting/ launching concerns
  • Blended family issues
  • Spiritual mentoring
  • Growth and wellness
  • LGBT issues
  • Collaborative divorce coach
  • Pre-Pare/Enrich premarital facilitator
  • Terminal and chronic issues

Eric is always willing to schedule a free, 15-minute, conversation or meeting during which you can assess whether working with him is the right fit for you.

To learn more about Eric visit his website

 ericehrke.com.To make an appointment with Eric call our scheduling desk at 262.695.5311.  If you have specific questions relating to his services please feel free to email us at ommani@ommanicenter.com

Eric’s Blog

Empathy, Velcro, and Emotional Contagions

When we sense suffering and feel compassion, we are using our natural instinct to empathize. Empathy includes not only the willingness to understand, but actually co-experience the pain of another, which is why we cringe or divert our eyes when witnessing others suffer. Instinctively, we feel another’s pain unless circumstances lead us to deaden our […]

Four Steps That Stop Bullies

Bloodsucking bullies tormented me in my youth. Mindful of their attacks, terrible anxiety, fear, and anger compounded my stuttering. Hating myself for my failure to speak normally, I desperately wanted the predators who preyed upon my weaknesses to stop. During my Catholic grammar school education, I learned that Jesus “turned the other cheek” and prayed […]

Peace Treaty

  When committed friends or couples fight, there are two things going on simultaneously with each partner. They have a valid concern or need that they are trying to get across and their concern is often distorted by old emotional allergies and projections that the other person is wrong and therefore at fault. Most of […]