I am licensed in Hawaii with 5+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, & challenges with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open, client-centered environment where you can fully express yourself without fear of judgment and where you are the expert on your own lived experience. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I can also equip you with breath-body connection tools and somatic techniques to manage stress and anxiety and to release trauma triggers that may be holding you back from inhabiting yourself and your life as fully as you deserve. Expressive Arts Therapy/Creative arts exploration is another option in my toolkit for facilitating your self-discovery, growth, and empowerment.
Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
HI LMHC MHC-951
First therapist I've really clicked with in a while. Kind, caring, knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Written on Oct 11, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes
Andrea’s honest intuition coupled with her vast knowledge of trauma and creativity give me hope that she will help me uncover why I am avoiding being my true self.
Written on Sep 29, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue