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!
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
TN LMFT 1717
CA LMFT 106692
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
Written on Mar 23, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Dr. Watson is fantastic. She has a wonderful ability to think through what is being stated to her and get to the heart of the challenge you are experiencing. She has a way to also make you think about the reasons for decisions you're making and thus, identify potential solutions to change.
Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and adhd
Andrea saved me.
Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Thank you for your amazing service
Written on Nov 21, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes