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Andrea McCarver, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Intimacy Parenting issues Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), with 20 years of experience in mental health. I received a BSW from the University of Alabama, and graduated from Tulane University with an MSW. I have a wide array of experience treating diverse clients who are dealing with Anxiety/Depression, trauma, childhood abuse and neglect, co-dependency, attachment/intimacy, discrimination, gender identity, self esteem, parenting and more.
While using traditional talk therapy, I also incorporate teaching and interactive cognitive restructuring into sessions. I commonly utilize breathe work and other non traditional techniques into therapy. I allow the client to guide the session and their own work, but do not hold back observations about client's thought patterns and potential for growth. I treat all clients with unconditional positive regard and allow them to adapt within their own limits and social dynamics. Clients should always feel as though they have learned skills relevant to daily life.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Intimacy Parenting issues Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Body image, Codependency, Communication problems, Dependent Personality, Family of Origin Issues, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

LA LCSW 10044