Andrea Foerster

LCSW, LISW

About Me

Hello and welcome to my profile! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri and have been helping individuals seek life solutions for over 10 years. I enjoy helping clients work on a variety of issues but am especially passionate about helping women overcome issues related to anxiety and life changes (relationship, motherhood, menopause, etc).

Methods that I have found particularly effective for clients in therapy include but are not limited to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Exposure and Response Prevention. For couples and relationship therapy I draw from the Gottman Method to guide the progression.

Each client is unique and therapy is planned around the client’s needs and goals. I feel that trust in the therapeutic relationship is the basis for our work together and we will start out investing time to build that relationship.

I am hopeful that through a strong therapeutic alliance and evidence-based methods we can make excellent progress toward your goals. Let’s work together to find joy and value in your life that you never thought possible!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #2014011934 (Expires: 2023-09-30)

LCSW #3943-C (Expires: 2023-08-31)

LCSW #105717 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

LISW #109327 (Expires: 2022-12-31)

LIMHP #2832 (Expires: 2022-09-01)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Andrea Foerster. 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 by M.I. on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I’ve been in therapy since I was 12 (30 now) and Andrea is the best therapist I’ve had

Written by W.A. on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Andrea is an amazing therapist has helped me in several key areas in my life. I am so glad to be working with her!

Written by M.E. on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Andrea is the most caring and wonderful therapist I have ever worked with. No matter how I was struggling she always validated that my feelings were okay and we talked through ways to view things differently or ways to work through them. She helped me through 6 months of a very hard time in my life and I will miss talking with her on a regular basis.

Written by T.A. on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I love Andrea! She’s super sweet and professional and I am glad I get to work with her. I’ve seen some improvements in myself but I think I have a long way to go. I like her a lot!

Written by D.I. on Jul 09, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Andrea takes the time to listen to your concerns and issues. Her effort and caring allows me to feel comfortable and open with myself and her. I have progressed emotionally and mentally since seeing her. 15 out of 10.

Written by T.A. on Jul 08, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and adhd

Checks in with me consistently to keep me accountable and shows me that she cares which means a lot!

Written by S.H. on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Andrea's personality and caring approach helped me to feel comfortable opening up to her. She has talked me through several things and provided me with useful tools to help me.

Written by P.A. on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

I cannot say enough about Andrea and how she literally has helped save my life. Her input, recommendations, understanding, and counseling continues to be a part of my long term recovery.

Written by N.I. on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

She has a way of making you feel very important and that your concerns are valid. Reminds me that I am doing well and I believe her

Written by C.H. on Apr 18, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Andrea is great. She is patient and offers fair and balanced insight. I am grateful for having her as my therapist!

Written by N.A. on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Andrea has been an emotional life saver for me. In her I found someone who has empathy and amazing advice as well as offering a way for me to process my emotions. Not sure what an would have done without her guidance during this difficult time.

Written by A.M. on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 7 months

I’ve been working with Andrea Foerster for about 8 months and I have been making great strides in my personal growth with her assistance. She’s a great listener, she remembers details from previous discussions and offers up great tools and advice to help me to continue to grow. Andrea gets a high recommendation from me.

Written by G.R. on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Andrea has helped me truly make my brain a better place to live. I’m excited about life and have skills now to be a better version of myself.

Written by E.M. on Feb 17, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Andrea is incredibly kind and thoughtful in her responses to my thoughts and feelings. She works hard to help me find solutions to things that I’m struggling with and she makes me feel supported.

Written by H.A. on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Andrea is so wonderful- I have very quickly felt like I can confide in her and trust her. She responds quickly and is never judgmental. Because of her, I have recommended BetterHelp to all of my friends!

Written by A.U. on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Starting therapy with Andrea was the best decision I have ever made in my entire life. I was in a moment of crisis when I came to this webesite and they matched me with the most perfect therapist for my needs. She is unbelievably kind and helpful and positive and professional. I can’t put into words how much I have learned from Andrea and how much I enjoyed my many hours of time with her. She is a wonderful bright light of wisdom and I am so grateful for this chance to learn from her.❤️

Written by K.A. on Dec 31, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Andrea is a life saver. As someone who was quite skeptical of therapy and had been burnt by a bad experience before meeting Andrea, I felt immensely lucky to have found her. She is able to really understand the underlying issues that might be driving external symptoms and helps with very practical ways to address the root causes gradually. It’s felt like I have my very own cheerleader, and I am forever so grateful for Andrea!

Written by M.A. on Dec 24, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Andrea Foerester is one of the most amazing people I have ever talked to and she has impacted me in the most positive way!

Written by J.. on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Working with Andrea has been a great and positive experience! As someone who has struggled with anxiety I find her calming interaction to be something I look forward to. Each week she challenges me with exercises geared to combat my anxiety while always being sure to make herself get available to messaging if I’m experiencing heightened anxiety. I always look forward to speaking with her and it has helped my interactions with others as well as my own self image and my work relationships as well. Highly recommend!!

Written by A.S. on Dec 19, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Andrea has been great to work with. She’s very understanding and actively listens during every session. She has provided so much guidance and coping skill options to help me deal with the issues that pop up in my daily life.

Written by B.R. on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and

Andrea has been the best therapist ive worked with in a long time. She is supportive and shows that she cares. Andrea is very responsive and knowledgeable. She goes above and beyond and has made living life a lot easier! Lol

Written by A.N. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Andrea is very good about listening to my concerns as it relates to my particular situation. There are probably many ways she can offer her expertise, but she respects my personal interest in knowing how humans behave as well as my emotional struggle, as annoying as it probably is for her! Haha

Written by R.E. on Oct 09, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’m truly amazed at just how comfortable my counselor makes me feel. She makes it feel like we’re just two friends chatting over coffee but one of us walks away with knowledge and a better understanding of how we are able to make our lives as happy and healthy as we truly want them to be. The other hopefully walks away with knowing she has planted seeds of hope and inspired us to be the person we want to be and have the life we truly want. Hands down best counselor.

Written by A.B. on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

She is so kind and understanding. She is always helping me focus on the issues at hand even when I try to deflect and trail off talking about my animals. She really has been amazing to work with and I can’t wait to see how she can help me next

Written by D.A. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Andrea is a kind, smart and caring counselor. She guides you through ways to express and deal with how you are feeling and gives you the tools to manage them and succeed in your everyday life. I feel so much better through our sessions and appreciate her openness, encouragement and expertise tremendously.

Written by D.E. on Aug 07, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Really appreciate the process and conversations with Andrea.

Written by J.E. on Aug 07, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Andrea is so kind and comforting!! She listens and is very understanding. I’m glad I found her and this app. :~)

Written by T.H. on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Andrea is very understanding and has great knowledge into what I need to succeed in my counseling. She responds timely and has given me tools to use daily if not hourly to get me on my way.

Written by A.L. on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Andrea is an amazing counselor, she's helped me so much in such a short time. Therapy is a wonderful tool to use and I feel that Andrea really embodies the symbol therapy represents.

Written by G.A. on Jun 13, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Andrea has been incredibly warm, supportive, thoughtful, flexible, compassionate, understanding, and, ultimately, helpful-- all the things you would want for a counselor. She is responsive and flexible with communication, is great at messaging and also great with video sessions. Can't recommend highly enough.

Written by D.I. on Apr 29, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

I highly recommend counseling with Andrea. She helped me analyze my situation and her feedback made me think what direction I need to move forward. Some times we need experts like Andrea to help us guide when we are in black hole. Thanks Andrea.

Written by J.U. on Apr 09, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Andrea is great! She is so encouraging and responds in a timely manner. I appreciate how she incorporates my faith into our conversation and how she prays for me.

Written by A.L. on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

Extremely helpful after numerous failed attempts to find the help I was wanting and needing.

Written by K.A. on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Andrea is great to talk to and cares a lot about you as a person ! she’s very understanding and replies with what you need. I would recommend her to any of my friends !

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