My name is Andrea Patterson and I am a licensed clinical social worker with 8 years experience working with various populations including people experiencing substance abuse, adults with special needs and most recently, working with people in psychiatric crisis in a medical setting. I do have a specialty in substance abuse and mood disorders and also have a vast amount of experience working with people who have co-occurring mental and physical health issues.
My approach to therapy is holistic, inclusive, client centered and positive. We will partner to figure out what your goals are and how we can best reach them; I will never be prescriptive or presume to know what is best for you. YOU are the expert on what works for you and I will be here to help you find the right tools, because coping skills are not the same for each person. I am very accepting and compassionate, so am open to working with anyone regardless of their background. I have worked with people from all walks of life and pride myself on being adaptable to different situations.
I think of therapy as a mutual learning experience; I will learn what I can from you to help you learn what coping skills or "tools" you need to get you where you want to be in life. If you are ready to find your tools, let's build a vision of what you want your life to look like and then work together to get you there!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Coping with life changes
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
LCSW #58933 (Expires: 2021-11-30)
She is a good listener, she is head-in and helps with a very practical outlook which I very much appreciate.
Andrea has been amazing with helping me deal with anger management problems and always being available and providing great advice. It’s a pleasure to work with her and I highly recommend her service.
My time with Andrea has been short so far but she has helped me consider things in my life in different ways and given me some tools to utilize that have worked so far. I’ve been appreciating her knowledge and having an objective third party to bounce things off of when I’m unsure.
She is very well educated and if she does not know something she will learn it to help me further with my healing process.
My experience with Andrea had been an exceptionally good one. I've dealt with counsellors in the past but they don't really compare. Andrea is always on hand to listen patiently to my issues and offer unbiased support. She gives intelligent options to overcome any mental hurdles I may be having. Thanks Andrea.
Andrea is honestly the most understanding person I have ever met. She helps me understand myself better and is teaching me to love myself. I feel stronger after talking to her, and she never has any judgments towards me. She speaks candidly with me and I don't feel like I have to be a version of myself when speaking with her. I completely recommend her to anyone looking to work on themselves, work on their relationships, their confidence, with anxiety, depression, or other conditions.
Andrea is awesome. Glad I tried this!
This has been a very safe and easy transition for me. Thank you Andrea for being available, and doing what you do.
Andrea has been really helpful throughout the process, and I totally feel that I can trust her a bit more now. Her expertise is noticeable, and I love the confidence she displays during live sessions, and when she leaves worksheets or exercises to practice.
She is amazing at what she does for a living.
It was great having Andrea there for me when I needed her, we were able to work through my issues and she gave me some very useful tools and advice.
Love Andrea! She has helped me with my anxiety so much!
Andrea has been a god send in this horrible time. She recently reached out to me, just to check in as I’d been having a rough go of things. Her timing was perfect and I seem to be resolving some issues that have plagued me for some time with her help and guidance. Thank you Andrea!
Although I've just started working with Andrea I already feel a calming effect come over me when it's our time to chat. I never feel like I'm being examined, but rather being allowed to tell my story and share my thoughts. Really down to earth yet obviously passionate about her work. I can't stress enough about the calm feeling of our chats. I know I can open up about my issues because together we're gonna find solutions.
Andrea comes across knowledgeable and experienced. She’s not just an ear. There is practical work, messaging, chats, video and provides resources whether it be videos or reading material to help you understand yourself, your situation and prevention planning. Thank you
Andrea Patterson has helped me immensely in the past few weeks. I've really benefitted from discussing my anxieties and fear. And found that I've been better at rationalizing everything that is affecting my life and calming down and finding a better way to cope with it.
Andrea has been a huge help to me since I started with BetterHelp. She checks in with me when she knows I may be going through a rough time, and has been supportive and great at suggesting coping methods for dealing with my anxiety. I'd highly recommend her!
I’ve never felt so at ease with a therapist before (I’ve only had face-to-face therapy), this has been life-changing and I finally feel like I can be completely honest, with no judgment, and actually hopefully make progress in my life. Andrea has been a lifesaver.
She gave me great ideas on how to better manage my condition
Andrea always gets back to me no matter what time it is. She is understanding and supportive and offers tons of solutions and things I can do to deal with issues I bring up. Would definitely recommend to anyone! I feel very comfortable talking to her about things.
Andrea was so professional. She opened my eyes on new insights and life practices that can boost my life happiness and fulfillment.
I am truly grateful for the assistance I’ve had the past couple of weeks from Andrea Patterson. I don’t really know what I would’ve done without her constant attention, every day that she’s given me.