School Social Worker: Robert Erickson
Degree(s): BA- Psychology, MSW-Master Social Worker
License: LMSW- Licensed Master Social Worker
Phone Number: (602) 764-0081
Hello, my name is Robert Erickson. I am honored to be the first full-time School Social Worker at Linda Abril Educational Academy! I spent four years as the School Social Worker in Phoenix Elementary School District #1 at Shaw Montessori and Bethune School. I have worked with K-12 students, parents, and families, and I look forward to offering support and resources at Linda Abril.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, young daughter, and dog. I am a sports fanatic and love to stay active playing basketball, racquetball, and disc golf. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Social Work degree from Arizona State University. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker and am passionate about improving every day as a clinician in my daily practice.
More than anything else, I explain to staff, students, and parents that my main responsibilities are are to ask questions, make observations, and offer resources. However, my most important responsibility is to simply listen. In my experience, I am reminded every day that life situations almost always fall in the "gray area" with complicated circumstances and, often, limited answers. Many times, unfortunately, there are no solutions to the daily problems we face. However, I believe that listening with empathy and without judgment can go a long way for even the most traumatic situations.
To communicate with me, please reach out via email or phone call!