Hi there! I am so happy you came across my BetterHelp site and are taking steps to take care of your mental health. I am very passionate about providing mental health services and breaking the stigma around taking care of mental health needs. I think it is vital in the therapeutic process to feel comfortable with your therapist and I wanted to share about myself so you can see if I might be a good fit for you. My name is Andrea Kay and I have my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at Tyler. I have been a counselor in Texas since 2016 and have worked in a variety of settings and with many different populations. I've counseled in crisis centers working with people in their lowest battles of depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. I've counseled kids, teens and families at a community counseling center to work on improving communication, setting healthy boundaries and creating healthy home environments. I've counseled adults through a range of life experiences from general anxiety, transitions, loss, depression and low self-esteem and I also enjoy working with anyone looking to focus on general self growth regardless of having a specific area of concern.
My approach is to listen and understand your experiences and collaborate with you to set goals and work toward a more desirable situation. There are a lot of things that we can not control in our lives which is important to acknowledge, and there are also things we can control like our approach, outlook and perspective on our situations. Using an eclectic approach combining cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, narrative therapy and person centered techniques we will work together toward your goals and overall improvement in your mental health.
I hope to have the pleasure of meeting you and be well!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 76254
Andrea has been extremely helpful so far. I like her solutions-based approach and she is always an empathetic ear.
Written on May 25, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Andrea is amazing. She is kind and caring and truly listens. I am so thankful for the guidance she is giving me.
Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and coping with life changes
In the short amount of time I’ve been working with Andrea, I feel seen, I feel heard, I feel like everything I tell her is important and that she genuinely cares about getting to the root of things. Trying to pick up the pieces after a very challenging year has not been easy, but she has made it easier to work through things with practical and useful tools and just letting me talk through things.
Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Andrea has been great. Very patient and empathetic.
Written on Nov 24, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
She has helped me out so much and even as new things come to light she works on that while making sure past issues/problems are getting better. She's been incredibly patient and accommodating. She also gives resources and perspectives that help me to reflect and calm down, but she never pushes it if you aren't into it.
Written on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions
Andrea is an amazing therapist. She gives solution driven advice and always listens attentively.
Written on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd