CMHC, Primary Therapist
Andrea has always had an interest in what motivates people and creates lasting change. She studied Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Victimology before pursuing a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Utah. Throughout school, she gained experience volunteering at the Rape Recovery Center, working in residential treatment centers, and participating in research. As a clinician, Andrea has had the opportunity to work with clients of all ages in a variety of settings from youth with Neurological disorders such as ADHD and ASD, teens struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity, adults with mood, personality, and addictive disorders in residential settings, to contracting with the Federal Bureau of Prisons to reduce repeat offenses in discharging inmates.
Andrea’s main message to clients isn’t about changing who they are, rather becoming true to who they really are underneath all of the mal-adaptive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors they’ve developed. While Andrea’s roots are in interpersonal neuro-biology, she is trained in and regularly utilizes many interventions according to individual client needs such as EMDR, DBT, CBT, ACT, and soon TBRI.
Andrea enjoys the unique landscape of Utah and loves taking her kids on hikes or to relax and play at the lake.