Dr. Andrea McCarter

(PhD/LCSW)
Therapist Dr. Andrea McCarter Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a PhD in Tennessee. I got all my education at the University of Tennessee and am completely a Vol fan (win or lose!!). I have been in the mental health/social service field for 25 years in a variety of job roles: administration, case management, research, crisis work and consulting. I have been counseling using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Solution-Focused counseling in private practice since 2017 working with a variety of issues ranging from anxiety to depression. My primary counseling focus is working with women experiencing emotional stress and struggles as well as families with children having special needs. I enjoy helping clients with life stress and transitions. I provide focused interventions that help you accomplish the goals that are most important to your recovery.

I am a faith based therapist who fully believes that women's rights are human rights, Black Lives Matter, Love is Love, and science is real. I was raised in a protestant church try live a Christ filled life free of legalism and following the simple motto "Love God, Love Others." I'm open minded and practice a non judgmental approach with all people regardless of spirituality, race, sexual orientation and gender. While I welcome individuals who are questioning their faith, seeking understanding of the Bible and desire to incorporate spiritual based discussion in regards to emotions, thoughts and behaviors, I also have a client base of non faith individuals. I respect that faith inclusion in our work is completely your choice.

I already know you have a great strength for growing into the best version of you that you can be because it takes courage to seek out mental health counseling and I intend to support you with the best resources available. I look forward to speaking with you soon!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #4810 (Expires: 2022-02-28)


Reviews

Written by E.R. on Nov 26, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I always feel heard and cared for. Very thankful to be working with Andrea!

Written by B.R. on Nov 25, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and adhd

Dr McCarter has been an amazing asset to me! She always reaches out via messages to see how I am doing in between sessions, she has been super flexible with video or phone calls depending on my needs as well as flexibility when I have personal things come up at the same time as our sessions. She listens and makes me think about things in new ways and she has truly built up my confidence in myself! I don’t know what I would do without her!!

Written by J.A. on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

She is great , she understands me, have me complete certain assignments , if I was someone looking for a consoler I would recommend Dr.McCarter she is fantastic at what she does.

Written by L.I. on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Caring, gives good advice, makes me feel better.

Written by T.O. on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have had one video chat with Dr. McCarter and it was nice that she listened to me and gave me some suggestion for me to work on, I haven't been able to do much this week due to being sick. But the questions she ask me and the assignments to work on have been good for me.

Written by R.O. on Oct 16, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

I’m really enjoying my sessions with Dr. McCarter. She has an easy about her and the advice she gives is logical and thought provoking.

Written by W.E. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very reliable and kind. She gives you a sense of comfort to talk about anything. My experience with Dr McCarter thus far has been a good one.

Written by W.E. on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, and self esteem

Quite happy with the gentle handling of my addiction problems. I’m sensitive about my problems and having someone who’s patient is important. If your the type who looking for change and needs someone who can talk to you without judgement I would strongly recommend her

Written by N.A. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 4 months

She's skilled at helping her clients reach their goals, dissect their traumas and is thoughtful in all interactions & assignments. I am so blessed that she is on BetterHelp and that BetterHelp exist.

Written by L.E. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Dr. McCarter has been very empathetic and supportive.

Written by A.N. on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is a wonderful counselor, hands down! Knowledgeable, kind, supportive, offers realistic possibilities for working through issues. I strongly recommend her.

Written by I.A. on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She's the best!

Written by A.N. on Apr 18, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have only met with Dr. Carter one time (so far) and her advise from that one conversation was very impactful! She had great insight and understanding. I am looking forward to our next conversation!

Written by K.E. on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I have only had 1 30 minute session but i felt like i could really talk to Dr McCarter. She was very respecful of the fact that i had a stroke and wanted to communicate thru texting. She even made our next session an hour long. She seems to be a very good match for me.

Written by A.B. on Apr 09, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

She is so wonderful. She understands me very well, and she knows how to speak to me based on my personality. She makes our path forward based on my needs and not her agenda. She gives me answers instead of more questions, and I appreciate that so much.