LSCSW, LCSW, RPT
Andrea has 3 years of therapy experience partnering with adults, teens, children, and families that have experienced varying degrees of trauma, loss, connection hardships, managing strong feelings, depression, anxiety, and finding their “new normal” after hard experiences. Andrea uses Play Therapy, Sandtray, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), TF-CBT (Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Theraplay, Expressive Art, and Pyscho-drama to support clients in meeting them where they are in their process.
Andrea began her career working at the Rose Brooks Center as a children and family therapist gaining experience working with children and families with complex trauma that were involved in domestic violence relationships. Andrea transitioned to Voices of Courage Children’s Advocacy Center as a counselor working with children and families that experienced trauma, supporting them increase capacity of healthy connections, and to move through trauma in a safe environment through the therapy process. Andrea currently sees adults, children, teens, and families at Creative Connections weaving in her skillset, experience, and passion to increase others capacity of courage, love, belonging, and safety.
Andrea looks forward to meeting you and helping you to find hope in hard times.
Andrea obtained her Bachelor degree in Social Work from Missouri Western State University, Master of Social Work from University of Kansas and Play Therapy Certification from Heartland Play Therapy Institute.
Fun Facts about Andrea: She enjoys YouTube painting tutorials, reading laffy taffy jokes, and trying to run a 5k without stopping.