Andrea has over 18 years of experience working in the mental health field. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in psychology and from Wayne State University with a master's degree in social work, with a focus on mental health. Andrea began her career working in the foster care system working to protect children and reunify families. She then worked with children and adolescents in residential treatment providing therapy to her clients and their families and offering behavioral strategies to their caregivers. Andrea also worked in the community mental health system providing therapy services to individuals of all ages. She effectively managed an out-patient therapy and psychiatry program, a behavioral program, and a supports coordination program for individuals with developmental disabilities, including Autism.
Andrea was trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during a year-long training initiative through the State of Michigan in Lansing. She is capable of diagnosing and treating individuals suffering from traumas of all kinds. Early intervention is the curative factor in treating trauma and can greatly reduce symptoms from exacerbating and continuing into adulthood. Andrea's specialties include, but not limited to, the following: