Welcome to Better Help! You've taken a big step, and I'm sure you're questioning how this works and if it’s right for you. I know I felt the same way.
I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in the Tampa, Florida area. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from Florida State University in 2006. Over the past 15 years as a clinician, my experience has taught me that the most important aspect of counseling by far is the connection and comfort you feel with the person you choose to share your personal struggles. I believe we can all grow through challenging experiences by self-awareness. We all want to be able to share our personal truths and be accepted and understood. I believe it's very important to be open-minded and non-judgmental when someone shares their personal story or experiences.
I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma/abuse, relationships/parenting, grief/bereavement, infertility, life-threatening illnesses and more.
Depending on a client’s needs, I pull form several therapeutic modalities including Solution-Focused therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Problem-Solving Models, Task-Centered Practice and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. An integrated approach can be utilized as well.
You are welcome to message me anytime through Better Help. The ease with which you can have access to a counselor to work through day-to-day emotions and problem solving is extremely beneficial for most and a nice change from traditional outpatient counseling. I usually check messages twice a day, on weekdays. I offer live chat, phone sessions and occasional video sessions. Please note that what you see on my calendar may not reflect my complete availability, so you always want to confirm that with me through messaging.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Infidelity , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Self-Love , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #SW9467 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Andrea is extremely personable and knowledgeable. She's a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with her in the coming months.
Very sweet, very thoughtful, and very much knows what she’s talking about.