Hello! My name is Andrea and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the sunny state of Florida! First of all, I want to acknowledge your taking the brave step to reach out to me! As a counselor, my ultimate goal is to help you achieve your goals and feel great about your emotional well-being. The client's safety and trust are first and foremost, so my initial goal is to help you feel like this is a "safe space" to discuss your personal challenges.
I have many years of experience helping individuals navigate depression, anxiety, relationships, parenting challenges, addictions, and a host of other life issues. I work with many populations including teens, young adults, families, adolescents, court-ordered patients, the chronically mentally ill, and the aging population.
My theoretical approach is one that is client-centered, meaning that our interactions will be focused on how to help you with your situation, with you taking the lead in order to promote increased self-awareness, confidence, healthy decision-making and overall improved functioning and emotional well-being! I am available for support, empathy and guidance. I am also a big fan of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution-focused techniques. At the end of the day, the counseling process is like the pieces of the puzzle, with the counselor, client and theoretical approach working to complete the puzzle.
Even though I am the counselor, I believe that you are the expert in your own life and decision-making; therefore, my role is not to "give advice" or to tell you what to do! I will certainly be able to offer guidance, support and feedback, but ultimately, I believe that you have the ability to get on track for your goals, and I want you to have the confidence to be in control of this process! I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
LMHC #MH17241 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
Andrea has been such a wonderful person to have in my support system! In just a short period of time she's made me feel comfortable to open up, helped me tremendously and has been super honest and supportive in my journey to bettering my mental health, self esteem, relationships, etc.
Andrea has proven to be a breath of fresh air in such a hard time. I really feel she takes the time to listen and understand my situation. While she is sympathetic she also challenges me to help myself and highlights new approaches.
Andrea is amazing and thoughtful. She sees to it that she gives you what you are looking for and plenty of insight to put things into perspective. She’s given me so much to think about, and face what I’m going through. So, things are clearing up. Life isn’t easy, we all know this, but to have a space where you can ponder, reflect and understand together with Andrea is great, and I’m grateful. Taking one step at a time.