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
• Changing Negative Thought Patterns
• Life transitions/Trauma
• Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 19+
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
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 , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Life Purpose , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MN LICSW 16915
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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.
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
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.
Andrea is caring and has an ability to understand me that no other therapist has.
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.
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!
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!
I enjoy how she has opened my mind up in so many ways to thjnk differently
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.