About Anna 2017-07-23T17:51:39+00:00

Life’s journey has many twists and turns that can leave us feeling lost, alone, or confused. Whether you are dealing with past issues, trying to manage present stress or struggling to restructure your future, I’ll help you to to reach your highest potential.”

 

About Anna O. Andrade, LCMHC
Passion, the heart and soul of my work

I am a passionate psychotherapist and a self-taught artist with a passion for expression. During my academic career I chose to follow my first passion, caring for others. As a psychotherapist,  I have dedicated the last eighteen years to the human service field while developing my artistic skills.

With sensitivity and compassion, I works with clients to find solutions to a wide range of life challenges. Blending conventional and alternative approaches, I draws on a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client.

At the heart of my work is a desire to combine both of my passions, art and therapy. While offering psychotherapy I incorporate art to supplement traditional talk therapy. The use of art in therapy is a wonderful, relaxing way to express feelings, emotions and thoughts that are difficult to express through talk therapy. Individual artistic expression is a result of exploration through a guided and creative process.

Therapeutic Training and experience

I am a graduate of Rhode Island College. I holds an M.A. in Agency Counseling and a Post-Graduate Degree (CAGS) in Mental Health Counseling. My relevant work experience includes eighteen years in the human service field performing various roles such as Foster Care Parent, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Rhode Island Family Court, Residential Advocate for a women’s and children’s domestic violence shelter and Case Manager for several children’s group homes associated with the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF).

I’m currently working in private practice providing individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults. My area of interest include Oppositional Defiant Disorders/Juvenile Delinquent Behavior/Conduct Disorder,  Mood Disorders, Depression, Anger Management and Anxiety Disorders.

I also provides family therapy, parental enrichment, co-parenting and private life coaching. I look forward to offering workshops in the future.

Credentials

License Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) by the state of Rhode Island and the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Educational background

B. A. in Psychology ~ Roger Williams University
M. A. in Agency Counseling ~ Rhode Island College
Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Mental Health Counseling ~ Rhode Island College

What to do next

I would love the opportunity to work with you. Simply schedule an appointment for a free consultation. Well explore your current situation and co-create a plan that will help you to move forward.

Life is the sum of all of your choices. Right now the only obstacle in your path is the choice of scheduling a free consultation or not. Choose wisely!

 

 

Live well!
Anna