My name is Andrea Garraway, MA, LCAS, ICAADC, LPC, CSAPCr. I am a person-centered and solutions-oriented clinical professional. My counseling style, while laid-back, promotes total wellness through active learning to improve the quality of life. I am dedicated to exceptional care for adolescents and adults. With over eight years of clinical experience, I have been described as warm, insightful, compassionate and respectful, with a pretty good sense of humor. The aim of the service is to help individuals strive for success, purposeful behaviors, connectedness with others and conscious actions and it is achieved through therapy or life coaching. I believe in meeting you where you are and together, we can create a treatment or a ‘next step’ plan that will help you experience growth.
Together we can focus on identifying your strengths and to maximize them to overcome your obstacles. I'm here to help you sort through the things that are difficult right now and offer you a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment. I believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and have the opportunity to make changes in their life if they have the desire.
The decision to start the journey of introspection, self-evaluation and enhanced life is serious and all-encompassing, however, you have taken the first and most important step. One of my favorite quotes from Maya Angelou says, "my mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style". My mission is to help you find the best way to overcome and thrive in YOUR life. Although, it will take time and hard work on your part to make the changes you want to see made, I am an ally, together we can make this a reality.
I am here to encourage you to reach for your highest potential, lets get started!
- Relationship issues
- Intimacy-related issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LPC #10980 (Expires: 2020-06-01)
Andrea is funny, kind, insightful, and deeply compassionate without trying to feel my feelings for me. She is amazing. I am so grateful to have been paired with her.
Taking up therapy and finding Andrea are two if the best decisions I've made this year. I had held back for over a year, mainly out of fear, and my first session with Andrea was a sigh of relief and a huge weight from my shoulders that I had carried for years.
During our sessions she is caring, understanding, open minded and most importantly, human - which is what I needed from this experience.
She is funny, whilst also extremely professional, making sure we stay focused on my long-term goals. Her methods of healing and progress are creative and very much tailored to you as an individual, which is testament to her attentive and caring nature.
Andrea has helped me massively and I'm grateful for it.
I've been working with Andrea for a couple of months now and I can assure that it's really worth it! Quite a different experience and by far more efficient than the therapy I've been to before. Apart from being incredibly professional, Andrea can see through your heart and soul, she's quite warm and friendly with a high sense of humor, she can easily switch your mood and take it from the lowest to the highest. I can't recommend her enough, her professionalism and approach are beyond human while taking into considerations all needed factors. She's extremely intelligent and hard-working, with high analysis skills, keen on your improvement and well being. Dedication and smartness is what defines her. I'm grateful for having her.
She’s a great listener and always know what to say. Very friendly too.
Andrea is a smart and understanding therapist and I always look forward our sessions!
I honestly don't know how to accurately explain how fantastic Andrea is at what she does. I sometimes believe she can see into my soul. She is not just extremely professional and knowledgeable, she is also fully tuned in to who I am, who I can be and how I can get there. I can not recommend Andrea enough. She has helped me to work through a pretty hard time and I feel and see those positive changes in my life everyday. I feel pretty blessed to have her in my corner!
Thank you so much Andrea, we have only been working together for a couple of weeks but I really feel like I have Someone to listen to me who knows what I need to help me progress and move forward. It’s great to have someone there to talk to at the end of a hard day, ready to put the fire back into you belly for tomorrow. I have received lots of helpful advice, recommendations and techniques to help me overcome some of my problems. I always get excited to talk to Andrea on the days we have a session booked. Thanks again :)
I believe Andrea has been great because she was capable of breaking the ice and establish a rapport very quickly. I was comforted by her style and background and I could open up very easily. I must admit I haven't been an easy case because we had multiple lines of issues that we needed to talk about and I kept switching from one line to another. Andrea was able to work with me to try and put me on track. We still have a long way to go naturally but at least now on the right track. I also commend Andrea's patience, understanding, responsiveness and keenness
Andrea is thoughtful, insightful, and easy to connect with. She strikes a masterful balance between putting me at ease and celebrating my victories while also coming alongside to challenge my perspectives and keep me growing. She is tough and kind and fair-- a completely winning combination. 5/5 stars!
Andrea is gracious and patient. I appreciate her easygoing nature, which made me feel more comfortable and relaxed when I was otherwise overwhelmed.
Andrea is great, she listens you and she definitely helps you to go through whatever you're experiencing at the moment, sometimes it can be intense though, but it's always for the best and I really have to thank her for that.
She is fantastic, easy to talk to and actually picks into your deeper stuff and helps you reflect, is positive and helpful
She’s a lovely lady and has a lot of advice to offer and always listens to you. She’s a great councillor and anyone to have her is lucky.
I love Andrea! She is very caring and understanding in my issues and helps me cope with my everyday issue I suffer, highly recommend her!
Andrea has been a beam of light in my life! I haven’t known her for long but she has made a tremendous impact on the way I perceive my trauma and deal with current situations in my life. She is so much more than just a therapist that you just talk at, her interactions are understanding and kind and she offers absolutely amazing and useful advice, and concrete ways to deal with my life. You will see results right away by talking to her. Andrea’s a star.