Andrea graduated from the University of Utah with a Master of Social Work degree. She has worked in the behavioral health field for over seventeen years specializing in children and adolescents ages 8-18. Andrea’s experience spans all levels of care including Residential, Day Treatment, Outpatient and Transitional Program. She has held many different leadership positions in treatment organizations.
As her clinical foundation, Andrea believes in treating the “why” behind behaviors verses only focusing on the behaviors themselves. Through cultivating a space where the client feels loved and supported in their treatment process, Andrea focuses on creating a true relationship with the client. This relationship becomes a therapeutic container where there is enough trust, connection and safety to truly address the ‘why’.
Andrea is highly trained in several treatment approaches including, relationship-based approach, narrative/expressive approaches, DBT and CBT.
Andrea has extensive experience working with kids who may need a more sophisticated behavioral and or clinical approach. Andrea believes deeply in an interdisciplinary team approach and working closely with all departments inside a treatment organization to provide the space and support clients need for a successful treatment process.
In her personal time, Andrea enjoys spending time with her family. She loves to attend her niece’s and nephew’s lacrosse and soccer games. She also loves cooking and, in particular, enjoys trying new recipes. Andrea also enjoys going to the movies, listening to music, podcasts and reading books.