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Meet Dr. Andrea

Meet Dr. Andrea

It’s not always easy to open up to someone about the things you’re struggling with, especially when you haven’t been able to make much sense of what’s been happening yourself. Often times, it’s the fear of judgement that forces people to continue bearing their burden alone and continue struggling in silence. I know how torturous carrying that burden can be, but it doesn’t have to be so hard, and you don’t have to go through it alone.

I became a therapist to provide a safe place for those who struggle with the belief that their stories, experiences, and problems are better left unsaid; for those who blame themselves, carry shame & guilt, or who fear being judged; and for those who’ve had bad experiences with therapy in the past, but still have a story to tell. No one deserves to struggle in silence regardless of what stories they may have.

By using a strength-based and a relational approach with my clients I am able to structure my clinical focus around my clients’ interpretation of their problem. Organizing treatment through each client’s perspective allows me to individualize each session based on their personal needs.  Maintaining this approach also provides me with the flexibility of working with a variety of client concerns, relational issues, and clinical diagnoses.

Professional Consultation

Feeling comfortable with your therapist is an important aspect needed to accomplish your therapeutic goals. I offer a free 15 min phone consultation for new clients to help them determine if I am a good fit for their therapeutic needs.

Fully Licensed & Credentialed

I hold a Doctor of Philosophy degree in family therapy, I am a FL licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), a masters certified addiction professional (MCAP), and a certified hypnotherapist (ChT). Additionally, I am clinical fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and I am a member of the International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society, Delta Kappa-Omicron Chapter.

Holding such credentials ensures that I will maintain my requirement of continued education regarding the most current therapeutic practices and ethical guidelines, which in turn, allows me to provide my clients with therapeutic services of the highest caliber.

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