Andrea Coulter

(M.Ed., LCPC)

About Me

Thank you for taking time to learn more about me as therapist, as you contemplate taking this important step toward attending to your own wellbeing. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois with 10 years of experience as a therapist. I would describe my approach as warm and compassionate, but I will also challenge you when needed. My ultimate goal is to help you gain the tools and insight to live the life you want. I meet my clients where they are and work collaboratively with them to develop a plan for getting them where they want to be. I believe establishing a strong working relationship and attending to the therapeutic alliance is a key aspect of successful therapy. That is to say, we will work together to get you where you want to be and will have an open dialogue to be sure your therapeutic needs are met.

I offer counseling for individuals with trauma/abuse, personality disorders, mood disorders, LGBTQ related concerns, addictions, and anxiety disorders. My approach is rooted in psychodynamic theory; however, I pull from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, and Mindfulness to help my clients gain the tools needed to face whatever challenges arise.

I look forward to working with you and want to commend you for taking this step toward personal growth.

Best,
Andrea


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180011415 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Jul 18, 2019 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

I have just started working with Andrea but it has been great so far. She has really opened me up to discuss some of things I have had go on. She gives great insight and shows an understanding of how I'm feeling. She's very easy to open up to.

Written by D.A. on May 30, 2019 after counseling with Andrea for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Andrea is very kind, understanding and supportive. I've been working with Andrea for over 8 months now and I can't put to words how instrumental she has been in getting me to a much more stable headspace. I feel more confident and in charge of my emotions even if I have a really bad day. Im really grateful to Andrea for all her help. Couldn't have made it this far in my journey without her support and help

Written by K.R. on May 10, 2019 after counseling with Andrea for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

I love working with Andrea. She listens to me and tends to my needs. I find her very warm and supportive. We also laugh a lot, which I really value.

Written by M.A. on Apr 21, 2019 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I was a bit skeptical at first with how much help I can get. I can’t explain how much Andrea has helped me. Her response time, concern, excellent questions, material that can help me and validating my feelings, concerns and situation has really helped me with my effort to figure out my difficulties. Andrea is highly recommended by me.

Written by J.E. on Apr 11, 2019 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I enjoy the fact that I can write to Andrea as much as I want and she will catch the details I stated. I’m happy I got her as a counsellor. I felt a great friendly connection and I was comfortable to say anything.

Written by M.C. on Nov 10, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She’s wonderful! Highly recommend