Andrea has been practicing in the field of social work for nearly 20 years. Throughout her career she has worked in a variety of social service agencies and private practice settings addressing issues such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, trauma, and general mental health concerns. She has specialized training in addictions and is a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Andrea is also certified as a School Social Worker and has significant experience working with adolescents in the educational setting. Andrea believes that clients are the experts of their lives and capable of creating the changes they desire in their lives and that her role is to support and accompany clients through each step of that process. Andrea’s style is warm, welcoming and authentic and she is passionate about empowering her clients to discover and utilize their strengths in order to create the shifts in their lives that they desire. She sees herself as a co-pilot on the journey of healing, self-exploration and growth. Andrea believes in the power of creating a collaborative and supportive relationship with her clients and sees it as foundational to the therapeutic process. Andrea enjoys working with clients of all ages and especially enjoys assisting clients with navigating through the unique challenges of adolescence as well as with individuals who identify as part of the LGBTQ population. Andrea utilizes a variety of different approaches to working with her clients, including CBT, MIndfulness and Motivational Interviewing, believing that each client is unique in what will work best for them.
“Seeking support and reaching out for the assistance of a therapist can be one of the hardest but best things that you will ever do for yourself. I seek to honor the profound courage that it takes to make that first step in your healing process. I have incredible empathy for the challenges that you may come your way whether it is an experience with trauma, managing a mood disorder or coping with your addiction or the addiction of a loved one. I strive to make sure each client that I have the pleasure of working with leaves the therapeutic space feeling heard, validated and understood.”