Dr. Erika Lohmiller is a Ph.D graduate from the International University for Graduate Studies (2005) in Addiction Studies and Mental Health Counseling. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Illinois. Dr. Lohmiller has been in the field of rehabilitation and addiction counseling for the past seventeen years with many different types of populations. She has been employed as a psychotherapist at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital's Behavioral Health Program in Chicago, Illinois for the last 16 years. Dr. Lohmiller is also an independent psychotherapist with Terry Hefter Associates, LLC. She is also an Assistant Professor at the Chicago School for Professional Psychology. Dr. Lohmiller presents and teaches in the areas of behavioral health, working with special populations, and addictions. She is also contracted with International University for Graduate Studies as a presenter for the past six years for their residency program in St. Kitts. She has recently developed and implemented an online addictions study course at Gallaudet University for the summer of 2013.
Even though Dr. Lohmiller's career is emerging into more administrative and academic roles, she has a passion for continuing with direct services to consumers to foster healing for people who struggle with mental health and substance abuse issues. Some of Dr. Lohmiller's work is with Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, and she is fluent in American Sign Language.