Andrea Carin

(LICSW)

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 18+ 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: 18+


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

LICSW #16915 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Feb 04, 2021 after counseling 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 by E.R. on Nov 28, 2020 after counseling 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 by A.L. on Nov 20, 2020 after counseling 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 by S.H. on Oct 24, 2020 after counseling 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 by J.A. on Jun 20, 2020 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes

She listens and gives great advise and is a really good person for her job she cares about people.

Written by M.E. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling 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.