Nicholaus Erber, PhD, LPC, CAADC, NCC, CCMHC

PhD, Counselor Education and Supervision, Walden University
MA, Community Counseling, Western Michigan University
BS, Psychology, Michigan State University

Program Director
Instructor, Counseling (COUN)

Phone: (206) 296-6141

Building/Room: Loyola 403


Dr. Nick Erber-LaPierre earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Walden University (CACREP). His dissertation work focused on transgender identity development in rural areas through a multiple case study design. Dr. Erber-LaPierre also holds a Master of Arts in Community Counseling and Holistic Health from Western Michigan University (CACREP), and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Interdisciplinary Health Studies from Michigan State University. Dr. Erber-LaPierre is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Chemical Dependence Professional in WA, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan since 2006, with a supervisor credential, a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor.

Prior to coming to Seattle University, Dr. Erber-LaPierre worked in several community agencies, including North Country Community Mental Health, the Women’s Resource Center in Traverse City, MI, and Munson Medical Center. Dr. Erber-LaPierre has worked in several roles in each of these agencies, including case manager, therapist, emergency services worker, and program manager. Dr. Erber-LaPierre served as an affiliate therapist for the Comprehensive Gender Services Program for the University of Michigan. Dr. Erber-LaPierre has clinical experience working with people who seek help with LGBTQ+ identity, transgender health, substance use disorders, HIV/AIDS, emergency services, inpatient consultation, personality disorders, and chronic mental illness. In the past, Dr. Erber-LaPierre has served as Treasurer of the Michigan Counseling Association and President of the Licensed Professional Counselors of Northern Michigan. Dr. Erber-LaPierre serves as clinical instructor faculty for the Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling programs at Seattle University.