Master's Level Intern
Supervised by Laura Harrison, LPC
Get to know Eric
Eric J. Liles is a native of the Golden State with deep roots in the Lone Star State. He is a son, a brother, a husband, a father and a dog owner. His Enneagram is type 8 with a 9 wing, otherwise known as the “momma bear,” and is also a Myers Briggs INFJ. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Texas A&M University, Master in Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary, and Doctor of Ministry from the School of Theology at the University of the South. With over 20 year of pastoral counseling, Eric is now excited to add professional counseling to his range of expertise. He will complete his Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Amberton University in February of 2023.
During the pandemic, Eric noticed that more and more people were struggling with mental health, so he began his journey into professional counseling. Eric has personally benefited from seeing a therapist at several crucial periods of his life and knows how helpful the therapeutic process can be when one is dealing with some issues.
Eric uses primarily CBT, utilizing family systems when appropriate and is comfortable discussing the role of the unconscious in mental health. As an ordained Episcopal priest, Eric is very comfortable discussing questions around faith and spirituality from multiple perspectives and has experience as a Christian counselor.
When he’s not working, Eric plays a little guitar, enjoys traveling, cycling, hiking, camping and reading. Eric has been happily married to his wife since 2006, and they have two adolescent children. In addition to his counseling work, Eric serves as the middle school chaplain of a private school.
Eric’s all time favorite song is “Windmills” by Toad the Wet Sprocket, a favorite book is The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, and a quote that makes him smile and think is “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can” from The Little Engine that Could.