Introduction and Interests: My name is Andrea. As a therapist, I am committed to helping you identify what is important to you in life and helping you achieve it. I have experience working with adults, couples, parents, children, and adolescents. I address a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, relational/communication difficulties, coping with chronic illness, grief and loss, role/life transitions, acute trauma, behavior difficulties, and parenting stress. I am a native Spanish-speaker and can provide therapy in Spanish. Psychological assessment is also a primary focus of mine. I have extensive experience assessing for learning differences, attention/concentration difficulties, and mood/behavioral concerns in children, adolescents, and young adults.
Therapeutic Approach: I draw primarily from a relational approach. This approach emphasizes the creation of mutual goals through a supportive therapeutic relationship and allows us to explore together how past patterns of behavior influence your relationships with yourself and others. I also use principles from a variety of evidence-based practices, including cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. My approach to therapy and assessment is always collaborative.
Background: I obtained a Psy.D. (Doctorate) in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology and completed a clinical internship at Providence Saint John’s Health and Services – Child and Family Development Center, a training site accredited by the American Psychological Association. I received my clinical training from many settings including primary care centers, medical specialty clinics, private practices, schools, and community mental health centers.