Hi there and thanks for stopping by my page! If you're struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, parenting/family conflicts, or substance dependence, I would love to help you develop the skills and confidence necessary to deal with them successfully and sustainably.
The first thing you should know about me is that I have a passion for helping people and therefore, my goal is to connect with you to help you change your life, not tell you what you "should" do!
My theoretical approach is one that is client-centered; our interactions will be focused on how to help you with your challenges, with you taking the lead in order to promote increased self-awareness, confidence, and overall improved functioning/emotional well-being. I incorporate principles of motivational interviewing, solution-focused techniques, and cognitive behavioral tenets as well draw upon real life examples to enhance the counseling experience (and humor!)
Therapy isn't a "quick fix" but is worth the emotional labor, time, and commitment to see the kind of changes you want to see in your life. Therapy should NOT be stressful or something you dread. Will it be hard work? Yes. Will it be uncomfortable at times? Yes. However, I make every effort to make sure the experience is as enjoyable and satisfactory as possible to ensure that therapy will be something you can stick with through the growing pains and tough sessions.
My hope is that you walk every from every meeting feeling heard and having worked on a new skill as well as developed a renewed hope for your future.
I have many years of experience working with a variety of populations, but my biggest asset is not really my experience (although that's helpful)- it's my passion for helping people and partnering with my clients to help them change their lives. I look forward to connecting with you!
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Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Bipolar disorder, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH17241
Andrea was excellent and I worked with her for almost a year on a variety of issues. I liked her straightforward tell it like it is approach, as well as the materials she had me do both within betterhelp (worksheets) as well as podcasts articles, to help me understand my situation, and what was going on with me. She really helped me to really see of what was going on and created steps for me to improve my situation through self-evaluation, practicing exercises and a weekly goal. Today I feel as though I am better equipped to handle the challenges I had faced a year ago and highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for assistance with relationships, anxiety, or processing life changes.
Written on Nov 27, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I’ve been working with Andrea for over a year and feel so lucky she’s come into my life! From the start, I’ve felt connected to her. She understands me and isn’t afraid to tell me how it is but is still very sympathetic. She leaves me with tools and homework every week; I love her care, attention to detail, and the accountability. Five out of five stars - thumbs up - she’s the best!!!!
Written on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties
I have worked with Andrea for over a year now, and she has helped me navigate several big life changes, as well as ongoing issues with anxiety and depression. She keeps you honest with yourself, and she gives an insightful perspective on any problem you present to her. I highly recommend her.
Written on Nov 07, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Andrea is really wonderful to work with. She listens well and is great at providing thought provoking feedback that is needed to change. Highly recommend working with her.
Written on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
I have gone through so much positive change & growth over the past few months and I attribute most of it to Andrea. From the very first session, I noticed improvements in my mood and even my sleep. Andrea is a patient listener and is extremely skilled at catering suggestions to your unique needs/issues. She helped to get me out of several ruts and unhealthy thought patterns.
Andrea provided me with a good mix of worksheets, articles, and new perspectives to think through, so I was taking actionable steps towards my well-being each week. She creates a safe space to be vulnerable and is very approachable and relatable. Andrea has unlocked so many new ways of thinking through issues for me, and I truly can't thank her enough or recommend her more highly as a therapist.
Written on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Andrea is wonderful. She has helped me through some rough patches with the right level of listening and coaching.
Written on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 11 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts