Life Coaching & Soul Care, LLC
About ~ Facilitating Change, Transforming Lives, Reaching a Higher Level
If you're looking for someone who calls themselves a clinician, I'm probably not for you. I consider myself a counselor because I have yet to find a Bible translation that refers to Jesus as a therapist. He is always called Wonderful Counselor. I believe we're all born on purpose to fulfill a purpose and mine is counseling with intention.
My name is Myla Erwin, and I'm a Soul Care Practitioner, with a heart for women and helping them to live their best lives now. My desire is to improve the wellness of individuals, families, and the community by living a life that embodies solid Biblical principles, inspires hope, and impacts others in ways that lead to change and transformation from the inside out.
An ordained minister, Certified Advanced Christian Life Coach, Board Certified Pastoral Counselor, and newly published author, I have a strong Christian worldview that is firmly established in God's Word. I have worked in some area of mental health for over twenty years and am honored to have served some of the bravest people I will ever know. I have also been a North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist for eight of those years. While have held many titles in my career, that may be the most significant along with the title Mental Health Warrior, because they have kept me humble and are a daily reminder of how far I have come in my own journey. The message of recovery is one I firmly embrace and I'd like to help you reach your own personal emotional wellness goals using Scripture as our compass.
I use two analogies to help people understand HOW I work. We plant a seed and if the soil is good, the conditions are right (weather, proper hydration, no predators), it will grow and produce another plant, perhaps fruit and will yield other seeds which produce plants and fruit. If the conditions aren't right and the plant doesn't get the care it requires, it won't be healthy and reach its growth potential; it may wither and die. Or we buy a nice car and wash it, give it gas, change the oil, and take it in for proper maintenance. Why? Because we want it to run efficiently and last. If we neglect routine maintenance and don't use the right grade of gas or oil, the car will stop running well and will show signs of poor wear and tear. It may end up leaving us on the side of the road.
It's the same things with humans. We are souls that have spirits which reside in bodies. If we neglect routine care,we will show signs of damage. Some of us are more resilient than others; some are just better at wearing the masks society tells us we should put on daily so no one knows what we're really dealing with. I discuss diet, sleep hygiene, spiritual habits, exercise, and social supports with my partners to see how you manage the stresses in your life. I use Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils in my practice, so if you are sensitive to smells, you may want to tell me when scheduling a session so I don't have any diffusing when you arrive. Some aid in helping to achieve better digestion, promoting feelings of relaxation and obtaining relief from anxious feelings, assisting in managing pain, and increasing focus. To learn more about them, you may wish to visit my essential oil business page at https://www.mydoterra.com/higherlevelessentials/#/
If you've "done all to stand" and just can't "stand therefore", we may discuss the use of medication. I believe it can be a valuable tool in addition to counseling, but I AM NOT A PHYSICIAN and cannot prescribe or recommend any specific drugs. I get no kickback for discussing them. I simply want to make you aware of every available tool you might consider using to reach your full potential, even for a season. God gave us all things to enjoy, not to endure. We can discuss different tools in addition to essential oils, diet, support groups, and medications when we meet. If you decide to work with me, many of my credentials are found on the pages of this website; however, I think what you really want to know is WHO I am and WHY I do this work.