Director of Family Therapy
Mrs. Erker received her Master’s degree in social work from Loyola University Chicago. She began her career in social work at Jewish Child and Family Services providing individual and family therapy services to foster and post-adoption families in Chicago. This is where Mrs. Erker first learned about the valuable services partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs can provide. So much so that she joined the partial hospitalization program at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital. Mrs. Erker conducted family therapy services, facilitated group therapy sessions, and provided discharge planning during her time at Lakeshore. She gained additional experience working with patients and their families while working in the Adolescent and Young Adult Inpatient Unit at Highland Park Hospital. In each of these roles as a social worker, Mrs. Erker focused on the importance of incorporating families into treatment.