*Currently on parental leave.
I’m passionate about helping people integrate their life story creating a sense of wholeness and peace within. My heart is to celebrate and seek to walk with clients in spirit, soul, body integration, and healing. In my previous career as a Registered Massage Therapist, I found that chronic physical concerns of clients were often related to unprocessed emotion and grief.
As a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, I believe in the power of walking towards pain, embracing our vulnerabilities and weaknesses to experience victorious resolve, closure, and newfound resilience. The journey inward might be one of the most painful journeys requiring much courage and strength, and this is why we were never meant to go it alone.
In specific trauma work I utilize my training in Trauma Regulation and Integration Process (TRIP). This method combines a variety of therapeutic approaches including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), One Eye Integration Observation and Experiential Integration (OEI), Somatic Experience, Sensorimotor and Internal Family Systems and Attachment work.
Andrea has counseling experience in the education system and in private practice. She enjoys working with teens, young adults, and adults. Her approach is eclectic in nature utilizing person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness. Andrea’s clinical qualities include holding a compassionate, safe place to hold your story, unconditional positive regard, empathy, and presence. Andrea highly regards the sacredness of the therapeutic relationship and seeks to empower clients to be the expert in a collaborative, trusting and non-judgmental relationship.
My ultimate vacation destination is Maui, coming home with a henna tattoo (or two).
I love flowers and all things beautiful. I have often thought of becoming a florist or a wedding planner so I could be surrounded by beauty and celebration. Instead of making a career move, I value making any space I spend time in, whether it be my home or my yard, a place of beauty and peace.
I have two beautiful girls, they keep me on my toes and most of all keep me smiling as I watch them grow and interact with the world around them. Life is such a gift.