About me

Hello there! I am glad you are here and welcome to BetterHelp. My name is Andrea Carin, and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Minnesota and have a wide range of experience with individual, family, and adolescent counseling. I became a therapist because I have always enjoyed working with people and felt the desire to be a helping influence that would make a positive difference in people’s lives. A supportive and trusting connection are the most important ingredients to the therapy relationship and I make them my priority. I believe in the power of seeing the positive possibilities in life, and am focused on identifying people’s strengths and seeing the greater potential in each individual. In my practice, I like to establish a “down to earth” approach along with instilling humor and warmth, which I feel allows for the most beneficial therapeutic connection.

I have a strengths-based, solutions-focused, approach that allows me to work well with any age range and a variety of challenges. My background as a therapist is comprehensive and driven by my founding belief that we inherently have the power to create the lives we want with more happiness, ease, and clarity. As part of my practice, I believe in the transformative power of appreciation, meditation, deep breathing techniques, yoga, visualization, and other life-affirming activities, such as spending time with animals and being in nature.

In my work with people, I have had extensive experience, both personally and professionally navigating ADHD, generalized anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions/changes. I’ve worked with clients for 19+ years to help them find whatever it is they are looking for in their life journeys and I consider it an honor to be a part of the process.

Areas of Experience
• Anxiety/stress
• ADHD
• Changing Negative Thought Patterns
• Life transitions/Trauma
• Self-esteem
• Relationships
• Teens/Youths
• Parenting issues

Years of Experience: 19+


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MN LICSW 16915


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Andrea Carin. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning adhd

A caring, straightforward, and wonderful person. She will always tell you what you need to hear in a respectful manner, and she will always listen with an open mind.

Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Andrea is an amazing therapist. I’ve been in therapy for over six months with her. I come from an African American family and I’ve been able to work through my family issues with Andrea. She listens to me and also makes me aware of things I could work on. She is honest and that really helped me learn so much about myself!! I’m sooo grateful

Written on Jul 08, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I am still early in on therapy, but Andrea is clearly an incredibly competent therapist. She listens and is incredibly insightful. She offers great tips and I feel comfortable exploring myself and my emotions with her. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with her.

Written on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

LOVE U

Written on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Andrea is caring and has an ability to understand me that no other therapist has.

Written on Jul 17, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

She is an excellent counsellor and has helped me finding the pathways that work for me in a very short period of time. She is very understanding and knowledgeable, I never once felt hesitation in opening up or exploring where I might be coming from. I thoroughly enjoyed my sessions with her and I've discovered so much already.

Written on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Life changing experience! My life has changed for the better using the lessons she has thought me. Way better! Not always easy or fun, but totally worth it.
Andrea is seriously talented counselor!

Written on Apr 10, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Andrea has a no-nonsense style that is straight to the point and was much needed. She listens well and has great advice and great assignments that pushed me to do what I knew I had to do for myself. I highly recommend Andrea!

Written on Mar 10, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 9 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes

I enjoy how she has opened my mind up in so many ways to thjnk differently

Written on Feb 04, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 1 month on issues concerning adhd

Andrea was a huge help to me getting better in a time where I had found a pretty unhealthy perspective and way of thinking in my life. She's kind, funny, and had plenty of good techniques to practice during the week that helped me get started down a better path. Highly recommend - thanks Andrea!

Written on Nov 28, 2020 after therapy with Andrea for 1 month on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Andrea was great to work with! She was very understanding of what I was going through and helped give me a better perspective and mindset. I felt uncomfortable at first because I never really opened up to anyone about my problems, but I just felt that talking with Andrea I knew I could trust her and she made me feel a lot more comfortable.

Written on Nov 20, 2020 after therapy with Andrea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Andrea helped me greatly through a tough transition in my life when I wasn’t feeling like myself. Her methods are soothing and gentle. I felt very comfortable and trusted her. I felt as though Andrea helped me reconnect with myself and allowed me to find ways to change my thinking. I took a lot away from the experience.

Written on Oct 24, 2020 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Andrea has been very good to work with. She keeps me in line and gives me things to work on. All in all a positive experience.

Written on Jun 02, 2020 after therapy with Andrea for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Andrea is fabulous. She is a great listener but also offers a lot of insight. She also utilized helpful tools. I’d recommend her in a heartbeat.

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