Andrea has always been passionate about hearing other people’s stories and has a tremendous belief in human resiliency and the ability to overcome and embrace the twists, turns, and upside downs of life. If you’re coming to therapy, you are probably full of a lot of mixed thoughts and emotions; all of which Andrea is prepared to handle and support you through. Andrea works to ensure therapy is a place where clients can gain new skills and knowledge, and perspectives, and feel supported and encouraged each session.
Andrea started her journey to become a therapist at the University of Minnesota where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Family Social Science in 2007. She officially began working as a therapist in the mental health field in 2013 after obtaining a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University of MN and obtained full LMFT Licensure in 2016. Andrea has extensive training and experience applicable to working with individuals ages birth to adult and has experience working with diverse cultural and family backgrounds. She started her career as an intern in residential treatment for teenagers with eating disorders, worked in Day Treatment with teens with a variety of mental health struggles, and has conducted individual and family therapy throughout the twin cities for a local non-profit. Andrea is passionate about working with individuals couples, families, and parents.
Andrea is committed to being skilled and trained to work with her clients and holds a Certification in Permanency and Adoption Competency (PACC); is a Certified Circle of Security(COS) Parent Facilitator (COS is a highly effective parenting intervention for parents of young children); she has completed an intensive year-long Level 1 Training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy (a modality for treating childhood and recent trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and many other mental health related issues); and is able to treat individuals utilizing EMDR and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) approaches to therapy.
When not at work, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends and all of the concerts Minnesota has to offer.
We are located near the intersection of Zachary Lane & Weaver Lake Road in Maple Grove. We are easily accessible to those in the surrounding communities of Osseo, Rogers, Plymouth, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, and Minneapolis. We welcome you to our office and look forward to knowing you!