Erinn Ernst (she/her), Client Coordinator

I come to mental health from a background in the arts. I hold a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Oregon (2011) and have been certified as a practitioner of Structural Integration (2005). I was a dance educator for over 20 years, teaching in studios, high schools, colleges, and universities. I learned the power of storytelling through movement patterns which expressed and reflected the oneness of human experience. Witnessing the vulnerability that dance embodies, I knew that there was a connection between how our minds work and what our bodies show, which led me to become interested in counseling.

I am currently studying to become a Licensed Professional Counselor at Adams State University with graduation set for May 2024. My life journey is a confluence of creativity, movement, expression, and collaboration. I value authentic connections and seek to empower all I come in contact with.

At Oregon Directions as Client Coordinator, I hope to help connect clients with a counselor that suits their needs on their journey toward healing.

When I am not studying or working, you will find me with my husband and our two dogs (a corgi and a terrier). I might be gardening, paddle boarding, cooking, or finding creative ways to bring movement and joy into my life.