Colorado State University B.A. – Social Work
Colorado State University, M.A. – Social Work
Andrea has twelve years working with families in crisis struggling with grief and loss, family conflict, addiction, trauma, and mental health. Andrea works in a hospital setting helping people with suicidal thoughts, self-harm, mental health and/or addiction. She facilitates DBT groups for teens and adults admitted for inpatient treatment. Andrea also leads trainings in the community around the impact of trauma with a focus on building resilience.
I believe in treating the whole person including the body, mind, and spirit through emotional regulation techniques and building healthy relationships. Often times our minds get stuck worrying about the future or the past, “mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” –Jon Kabat-Zinn. I also specialize in understanding the impacts of trauma and building resilience. “When we deny our story, it defines us. When we own our story, we can write a brave new ending.” – Brene Brown.
Areas of Focus
Child & Teen
I live in the mountains with my husband, two boys, miniature donkeys, chickens, dogs, and cat! I love my husband and children, they keep me balanced and help me grow. Living in the mountains has built my sense of adventure and love for life. I spend my free time camping, hiking, fishing, doing yoga, playing the piano and making pottery. I value self care and self compassion. I need these hobbies to keep myself healthy to be able to support others!
Take the First Step
First time clients are welcomed in for a free 30 minute consultation with any of our counselors. This initial session will act as a meet and greet to ensure that you and the counselor are the right fit.