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Andrea Parsons, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Parenting issues
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About me

Hello everyone! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with 11 years of work experience. I am a multiethnic, bilingual, and LGBPTQQIA+ identified practitioner, with extensive experience with issues of loss and grief, anxiety, trauma, and perinatal/parenting struggles.

My clients have ranged from children as young as 4 and their parents, to the geriatric population, with a special concentration on young adults. I have passion for issues of immigration and reunification, transitional crises, and renewal after loss and trauma. It is important to me to help others find peace of mind and contentment in their day to day lives, and to be a container of unconditional acceptance with my clients.

I use an eclectic blend of therapeutic modalities, tailored to each person's individual needs. These generally include psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and trauma-focused techniques, as well as short-term strategies like Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused Therapy. Finally, I am newly trained in EMDR and often integrate this into the treatment plan.

I believe that you are the expert of your story, and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming life's challenges. Seeking help through therapy is a significant step, one that took great strength in and of itself. I have every confidence in you, and look forward to being a part of your journey toward, or in maintaining, wellness.

Professional experience

11yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Parenting issues

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

CA LCSW 64231


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Andrea Parsons. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I am so grateful for the time and energy Andrea has spent helping me through some difficult life events. She is kind, insightful, knowledgeable, compassionate and has given me many tools which have changed the way navigate life. I feel so much stronger and better equipped having had Andrea's support.

She is also genuinely wonderful to chat with and has always made me feel safe and supported regardless of what I was facing in life. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Written on Mar 12, 2024 after therapy with Andrea for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning grief

She is genuinely the most compassionate therapist and human being I’ve ever met. I’m so incredibly grateful for her help.

Written on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd