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Andrea Watson, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Parenting issues Depression
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About me

Hello, let me introduce myself.
I have been working in the mental health field for over 9 years. I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2018, and I have licenses in Tennessee and California.
My therapy style would be described as warm, with acceptance and understanding. Treating all clients with the respect, compassion, empathy, and positive regard. Incorporating a clients life experiences, personal beliefs and values, and their perspective into treatment and assisting in building insight and skills to handle any concern or opportunity.
My theoretical orientation would be described as eclectic (leaning on Cognitive behavioral therapy, but also incorporating solution focused therapy, psychodynamic, narrative, existential, structural family therapy, to name a few.) because I believe that there are benefits from having the ability to offer different techniques that work for my client’s needs.
I have worked with clients with a wide range of individual concerns and opportunities. Which I feel make me uniquely suited to help with depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, addictions, relationship and parenting concerns, life, and career transitions. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse move forward in their lives by reshaping certain patterns of interaction into healthier ones.
I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Parenting issues Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexuality, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

CA LMFT 106692

TN LMFT 1717

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Andrea Watson. 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’m am very pleased with her on how to view things to a different perspective kinda like cleaning your glasses seeing things more clearly has given me tips on how to do certain things helped me discover ways of helping me be more social very appreciated that she came along in my life have someone who I can just tell all my problems and have someone who can just listen to me

Written on May 15, 2024 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

She’s a great listener and presses

Written on Feb 19, 2024 after therapy with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Andrea is Great !! Easy to talk too and very knowledgeable

Written on Dec 21, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Andrea is great! She listens to me and is very thoughtful. I love the way she makes me think about things and challenges me to figure things out with her help. She gives me "homework " so I can learn and grow during the week. She is a great fit for me and what I'm experiencing in my life right now! Truthfully, I don't know how I would make it through my very challenging life right now without her guidance and encouragement!!

Written on Oct 16, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

Andrea has helped me immensely through our sessions. She makes me feel very comfortable, but doesn't let me get away with anything. Definitely my best therapy experience.

Written on Jul 12, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Andrea was able to connect with me and guide me through a dark period in my life. I felt she was genuine and empathetic and utilized all the resources availble in order to help me and my partner.
I was extremely nervous about online therapy but Andrea managed to work with any technical difficulties that may have risen from it.
Thank you Andrea for being part of my healing process.

Written on May 06, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd