Andrea Biggs

(LICSW)

About Me

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the State of Washington. I received my Master's in Social Work from the University of Southern California in 2013. I also completed a Bachelor's of Social Work from Seattle University in 2011. I have over six years of experience providing therapeutic services to clients of all ages and their families, including direct clinical practice. In my most recent experience, I have worked specifically with Older Adults (age 60+), but I also have several years of experience working with youth and adults. I have extensive experience working in community mental health and specialize in working with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, and trauma. I also have extensive experience with crisis intervention and treating personality disorders.

My therapeutic approach focuses first on building rapport with you as the client and determining your overall goals for treatment-including both short and long-term goals. The next step to my approach is to discuss, as a team, the best way to help you reach those goals. This includes treatment planning, reviewing modalities and approaches, and discussing any previous treatment experience you may have had (what worked, what didn't work). I lean heavily on a Solution-Focused approach, as well as Motivational Interviewing techniques, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I feel it is important to provide a safe space for sharing, reflecting, and growing. My approach is malleable to the needs to the client and I utilize treatment planning as well as traditional therapeutic techniques to ensure a comprehensive approach to treatment. I also lean heavily on the development of coping skills to assist you in addressing day to day challenges.

I was born and raised in the Seattle area and take an inclusive approach to my counseling practice. I welcome clients of all backgrounds and encourage diversity in my client population. I pride myself on creating a safe and judgment free space to address your specific and individual needs.

I look forward to working together to meet your treatment goals. As a team, we will move toward a foundation of stability and well-being.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Sleeping, Anger, Self esteem, Career

Years of Experience: 4

Licensing

LICSW #LW60741486 (Expires: 2018-12-31)


Reviews

Written by I.N. on Feb 12, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

Andrea is very good at her job. She managed to confront me with things in the sessions already- there was something important. No therapist has ever been able to do this before!

Written by M.I. on Dec 04, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, and trauma and abuse

Andrea is a great listener and provides great material!!

Written by A.B. on Nov 29, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping, and career

I've been working with Andrea for a few weeks so far, and she has been helping me a lot. Sometimes I pour my thoughts out in a stream-of-consciousness way, just stringing thought after thought, and she's really good at tying everything together and connecting points, thus making me see my thoughts from a different perspective.

Written by J.U. on Nov 27, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I have only had two sessions with Andrea but I am extremely pleased with them. I find myself looking forward to the next session. She's very understanding, and most important, she makes me feel comfortable. I would recommend her to any of my friends that are looking for professional help.

Written by S.R. on Nov 22, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Andrea is so kind and very understanding. She remembers all details you share, and really goes the extra mile to help you.