I am an adult, adolescent and family therapist with 20 years of experience. I am licensed in Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota and have additional certification in Interactive Play Therapy which allows for creative interventions when it is difficult to find the words to express yourself.
I provide treatment for a variety of disorders and specialize in trauma therapy. My approach to treatment is providing personalized approaches including creative interventions to help individuals heal in a safe, warm, and collaborative environment. Many of my clients have uncertainty and confusion about how treatment will impact their futures. My goal is to help you navigate through those questions and help you find the best treatment approach for you and your needs.
I have experience with a variety of challenge areas including the effects of abuse sustained in childhood, victims of psychological, sexual & physical abuse, victims of domestic violence, victims of neglect, adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, self-harm behaviors, behavior management, attachment issues, personality disorders, and persons affected by divorce.
I provide several options for therapeutic techniques and interventions that assist you in moving through your treatment as smoothly as possible while finding ways to practice coping skills, communicate, and heal in a safe and calming environment. As online treatment has become more accessible over the last few years, I have developed and accessed many online tools and interventions that help bridge the gap between in person and online therapy.
My approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT & trauma focused), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), motivational interviewing, on-line sand tray and interactive play therapy techniques.
I look forward to the opportunity to meet and work with you as you look towards the next steps in your journey!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MN LICSW 29212
ND LCSW 4358
MT LCSW BBH-LCSW-LIC-57344
I actually just recommended the service to a friend due to how this has helped me so far, I’m still very new but in only two sessions I’ve found small ways to try and improve lots of bad habits I have throughout the day and other ways to try improving my mental well being, I’d have to say my short experience here so far has been great and I would love to continue for the foreseeable future
Written on Sep 22, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Andrea is absolutely amazing and a true gift. I don't know what I would do without her during this troubling time in my life. What a blessing she and Betterhelp are!!!
Written on Jul 24, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
Andrea is great! She gets me and her therapy has helped me evolve.
Written on Jun 11, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 6 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Andrea is great at being flexible with my schedule. She has listened to very difficult parts in my life and helped me remember what I have covered up. She is always there when I need her and gives me support when I am hard on myself.
Written on May 17, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Andrea is absolutely wonderful!! I appreciate her probably more than she will ever know. She got me out of one of my darkest moments in life, got me more stable, and now working through some traumas. She is absolutely wonderful!
Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
She is responsive, respectful, and knowledgeable. Just what I need.
Written on Dec 01, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders