Andrea Garraway

(LPC, LCAS, ICAADC)

About Me

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 look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #10980 (Expires: 2020-06-30)


Reviews

Written by G.E. on Mar 22, 2019 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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 :)

Written by K.A. on Mar 13, 2019 after counseling with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

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

Written by S.H. on Feb 05, 2019 after counseling with Andrea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

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!

Written by D.I. on Jan 20, 2019 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Andrea is gracious and patient. I appreciate her easygoing nature, which made me feel more comfortable and relaxed when I was otherwise overwhelmed.

Written by G.R. on Jan 19, 2019 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

My name is Greg and I've had a few sessions with Andrea and I have to say that she is the most kindest, friendliest and sweetest person ever! In just a few weeks, I did things that I thought I couldn't do because of my own personal issues, but with Andrea's help and enthusiasm, I did it! I feel very comfortable talking to her and don't feel judged at all which makes me super happy. She takes the time to listen and helps me work things out when things aren't OK. Thank you so much, Andrea!

Written by D.A. on Jan 10, 2019 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

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.

Written by N.A. on Jan 03, 2019 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is fantastic, easy to talk to and actually picks into your deeper stuff and helps you reflect, is positive and helpful

Written by C.A. on Dec 26, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 6 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

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.

Written by R.I. on Dec 16, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

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!

Written by A.N. on Dec 10, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 5 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

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.

Written by M.A. on Dec 05, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Andrea has been such a positive influence on my life in such a short time! We have only been working together for a couple of weeks but I felt immediately comfortable and understood by Andrea, who approaches our sessions in a laid back "chatting with an old friend" style, which suits me so perfectly. Andrea has gone above and beyond by making small lifestyle changes along with me, so we can check in with each others progress. It's so grounding for me! Thank you, Andrea :)