Counseling is an investment in yourself, your health and your pursuit to live your life to its full potential. Whether you are experiencing a chronic problem or adjusting to a more acute situation, I applaud you in prioritizing your mental health.
I’m Andrea, and I’m here to support you in this journey and provide a place of safety to talk through anything presenting a challenge in your life. My approach to therapy is collaborative and client-centered, focusing on whatever best supports your well-being. The therapeutic techniques I use are cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, psycho-educational, and trauma-informed.
I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2012 and received a MA in Counseling from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. I also have 16 years experience working in the public school system as a Professional School Counselor.
I am committed to working with you to achieve positive outcomes in the following areas, however, this list is not exhaustive. If you have a question, please reach out.
Handling big emotions
Developing coping strategies to manage distress
Establishing healthy interpersonal relationships
Improving communication skills
Pursuing a more positive outlook on life
Learning how to make healthier choices
Adjusting to life changes
Coping with Life Changes
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Attachment Issues, Family Problems, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2012007112
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Andrea Whalen. 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.
Had a pleasure to work with Andrea for more then 6 months. She helped me get through a lot of personal issues of anxiety, depression and family drama. Helped see the positives aspects of my life, even when it was hard for me to see them. I am proud to say that she has influenced my life in a positive way that will help me navigate the rest of my life.
Written on Dec 27, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
She’s amazing! She listens to everything I have to say and she always knows where we left off from! She’s always on track! And gives me great advise and help.
Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Truly appreciate and admire her level of care.
Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem
Very helpful, understanding and intelligent women.
Written on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and anger management
From the first session Andrea listened and communicated in a way where even though this was my first therapy session ever, it made me feel welcome, safe, and after the session much more educated on lots of matters. Andrea from the first session started to help me regain control of many thoughts and emotions. Simply put amazing!!!! Cannot continue to keep working with her.
Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and anger management
Really enjoyed my sessions
Written on Mar 08, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety