Andrea’s passion for both understanding the human mind and helping people to reach their potential influence her approach to treatment with clients. Through many years of working in the mental health field with a diverse spectrum of clients, Andrea has come to recognize that all people have an inner truth where their sense of knowing and being able to achieve a life of meaning and purpose stem from. Andrea believes adverse childhood experiences and mental illness, including addiction, create and reinforce negative beliefs about the self and perpetuates a cycle of what Andrea refers to as self-betrayal, straying further and further from that inner truth which causes distress. Andrea aims to help clients reconnect with their inner truth and fulfill their life purpose by becoming aware of the thought and behavior cycles that drag them down and empowering them through acceptance, self-forgiveness, and anchoring self-worth, to break old cycles and create new cycles that will bring them closer to that innate inner truth and an overall feeling of peace and wholeness.
Andrea utilizes the following modalities:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Interpersonal Neurobiology
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Feminist Multicultural Therapy