People who make a deep commitment to themselves to become emotionally healthy are willing to go to the lengths to learn about their emotional selves and to do what is required to release buried emotions. This is often an uncomfortable and difficult journey when you begin, but I promise you great joy once you've gotten over the first few hurdles. Once you make this commitment your journey to identify your issues and release buried emotions will become much easier.
To think outside the box is to look further and to try not thinking of the obvious things, but to try thinking of the things beyond them. This is my greatest strength. Using my broad range of interests and experiences, I strive to have a unique perspective when approaching your issues. My goal is to offer you a dedicated, committed and passionate therapist, who formulates and employs creative coping skills to help you overcome life challenges. Being a motivating and inspirational mentor and coach, I help to instill successful performance in individuals and couples. As an instinctive and attentive listener, I will help you uncover your strengths and offer you a unique individualized plan of success.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas and Missouri. I received a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri. I added a certification as a Personal Trainer through Smart Fitness because mental health, diet and exercise go hand in hand.
To learn more here is a great article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/27/mental-health-benefits-exercise_n_2956099.html
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
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Andrea has been beyond helpful in my entire life! She’s wonderful and getting you to understand and change behavior or at least begin to think about how to change your behavior. Highly recommend she’s a highlight and huge help to me during my week.
Written on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Andrea is amazing. Not only does she help me work my way through old traumas/experiences but she also actively works with me to create positive mindset moving forward in my life. She is very knowledgeable and takes time to share her knowledge and how she believes it applies to you. She has already helped me so much in a short time and I am excited to continue on this journey!
Written on May 24, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management
I felt like I hit the jackpot with Andrea. She has a wisdom that you don't get just from going to school. I love that she doesn't sugar coat things and just gets straight to the core of the issues. Thanks Andrea.
Written on Feb 08, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning compassion fatigue
Andrea is amazing she has helped me through some of the hardest things I have ever went through I hate to say I will always be great full for her help wisdom and support
Written on Feb 05, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Andrea is fantastic. Caring, supportive, responsive and incredibly resourceful. She offers clear and helpful guidance and tools to deal with life’s challenges. Her support has made a world of difference for me and my family.
Written on Nov 13, 2020 after therapy with Andrea for 2 years and 11 months
Andrea has been a tremendous help to me through life difficulties. She is extremely knowledgable and has been a great match for me as a counselor. She responds very quickly and follows up with me atleast once a week on issues we have discussed.
Written on Aug 31, 2020 after therapy with Andrea for 4 years and 2 months