Erica Handon

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Erica Handon is a graduate of Walden University with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Counselor Education and Supervision with a specialization in crisis and trauma.

Dissertation: An Examination of the Differential Impact of University/College Research Emphasis on Levels of Counselors' Resilience

Dr. Erica Handon has lectured and provided academic instruction to students at Walden University since 2021. Her primary areas of research are focused on vicarious trauma, resilience, self-care, and compassion fatigue.

Dr. Erica Handon is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the states of North Carolina and Social Carolina.

She has been an outpatient therapist working with children, adolescents, adults, and families for 12 years. She has experience working with individuals and families with a variety of concerns including, but not limited to, crisis counseling, abuse, grief, depression, stress, anxiety, substance abuse, and various mental health conditions. She also has experience providing diagnostic assessments to individuals needing mental health intervention, and counseling survivors of sexual assault, family violence. In addition, she has facilitated psychoeducational groups for adolescent survivors of sexual assault, young mothers, seniors, and children diagnosed with a conduct disorder. She has created a parent education program focused on helping parents enhance parenting practices and behaviors, such as developing and practicing positive discipline techniques, learning age-appropriate child development skills and milestones.


PhD, Walden University

MA, North Carolina Central University

BA, University of North Carolina at Pembroke,