Dr. Thompson, LPC
Dr. Erica L. Thompson, LPC was born and raised in St. Louis, MO, but migrated to Kansas City, MO in 2010. She is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a minor in Family Studies; Webster University with a Masters of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling; Colorado Technical University with a Masters of Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in Mediation and Dispute Resolution; and Capella University with a PhD in Advanced Studies in Human Behaviors. In addition to her education, she has a wealth of experience in the social services and mental health community including 18 years in various social service positions and 11 years as a licensed professional counselor in the state of MO.
Dr. Thompson has a passion for educating the community and creating opportunities for others to have a second chance at life through addressing various mental health issues. Dr. Thompson’s passion has come to fruition through her low-cost therapy services, book-writing, various workshops in the community, her new Mental Health Matters platform and the creation of her social service agency, Divine Interventions.
Divine Interventions aims at meeting and supporting the mental health and social needs of underprivileged, forgotten and oppressed individuals in the community. Divine Interventions believes everyone deserves a 2nd chance or fresh start at life despite previous lifestyle choices. Divine Interventions’ motto is meeting people where they are, creating 2nd chances, transforming lives. Expanding on Dr. Thompson’s passion for community, the plans for Divine Interventions’ Resilience Line and the non-for-profit 2nd Chance Center will be completed soon.
Dr. Thompson recently published her dissertation, The Relationship between Discrimination, Self-Esteem, Participation in Supportive Services and Recidivism in Adult Male Sex Offenders. Additional works including Quadruple Homicide: Young, Black, Educated and Female and the Transforming Lives Series are actively being completed and will be available soon.
Despite her busy work life, Dr. Thompson is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, INC, an active member in the National Pan-Hellenic Council of Greater Kansas City, and assistant coach of S.T.E.P. Movement. Dr. Thompson is happily married and is the proud mother of 4 beautiful daughters, Courtney, Niyah, Wynter, and Autymn.