My Approach to Helping
I bring to the sessions extensive experience and training in counseling individuals and groups from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, including adolescents, adults and older adults. I strive to mix traditional \"talk therapy\" with more experiential methods. My integrative approach takes advantage of the latest research in psychology and neuroscience that helps to understand how individual’s minds and bodies get “stuck” when problems and issues arise, and how they can get “unstuck”, find emotional regulation, explore new behaviors and habits, and create a more vital, meaningful life. I provide therapy through a strengths-based perspective using a variety of evidenced-based treatment practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trauma informed psychotherapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and a Psychodynamic approach. Finally, Andrea has been trained in the administration of a variety of Assessments: Mental Health Evaluations, Domestic Violence, Parenting, Anger Management, Trauma, and Substance Abuse. Member of the American Counseling Association since 2014. Certified trauma specialist since 2018.