In my role as your counselor, I approach you with kindness, warmth, and genuineness. Meeting you where you are and "being real" is the core of my professional identity. I believe all individuals have within them what they need to produce effective change. I see my role as your counselor as helping you discover your strengths and use those to guide you toward optimal mental health and a fulfilling, happier life. I do this using techniques and approaches from dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and motivational interviewing where focus is given to mindfulness, thought patterns, and patterns of behavior that have led to distress. However, all therapy is tailored to each client individually based on his or her needs.
I have a Masters degree in clinical mental health counseling from Regent University and worked as a registerd nurse for 17 years prior to my graduate studies. This gives me a unique skill set in understanding the link between one's mental health and physical responses that can lead to more distress.
Therapy involves motivation and work on the part of the client and the therapist. Walking along side you on this journey of life is a privilege and honor. I look forward to working with you and welcome your story!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Compassion fatigue
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
LPC #6401014142 (Expires: 2020-05-31)
Andra has helped me in so many ways. She listens and understands what I am dealing with. She calls me out when needed and helps me see that I am worthy!
Andra has helped me to identify the root of my issues. We don’t band aid the results those problems cause but instead are working from the bottom up to change the real reasons behind the negative things happening. She truly cares about me and respects me. I would definitely recommend her if you are ready to take control of your life, present and future.
Andra challenges me to be the best me, work hard and communicate my needs. She is direct, kind and supportive, helping me work though whatever I am feeling at the time.
I have had 2 live sessions with Andra and multiple messages over the course of 2 weeks. She has helped me identify thoughts I have that add to my stress and she has given me hope that I will be able to work through them. She gives practical, insightful homework that helps me face daily challenges as they come. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to really get down to the root of problems!
Andra has been such a huge amazing help to me in a very short amount of time. She makes me feel extremely comfortable talking to her, and has AMAZING insights. She is so knowledgeable and has already shown me so much about myself. I have already recommended her to someone else, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for someone very easy to talk to and with an immense depth of wisdom.