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
Andrea is very supportive and responsive. I like all the different coping skills she's been helping me with.
Written on Feb 13, 2024 after therapy with Andrea for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and coping with life changes
After a chaotic and abusive relationship, I knew I needed help and I wasn’t sure where to go or who to ask. After reading about Andrea Walker’s profile, I made an appt and took my first step to reclaiming my life and identity back. If you’re searching for help during a traumatic experience or a way to process trauma, I would recommend Andrea over and over.
Written on Jan 26, 2024 after therapy with Andrea for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
She’s so sweet and comes up with good solutions
Written on Jan 09, 2024 after therapy with Andrea for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
I have only had a couple of sessions with Andrea but I feel like I know her, she understand me and she helps ground me. She is very helpful and I am truly happy for her assistance. She is a blessing! I would absolutely recommend her!
Written on Oct 27, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd
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