Andrea Oliver, LGPC
Andrea Oliver is a recent graduate of Washington Adventist University where she received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Counseling Psychology. She also holds a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education and an undergraduate degree in English from Fordham University. In addition to working as a therapist, Andrea has spent the last 17 years working as an educator in the Washington, DC metro area.
Her life purpose includes facilitating change and supporting others to not only see the change but work towards achieving their greatest potential. She is passionate about issues related to mental health, social services, and advocacy. What are her superpowers? Empathy, Compassion, and Intuition. Her tool chest of preferred modalities is very eclectic. While she incorporates the psychodynamic approach, along with CBT, ACT, Solution-focused, Person-centered, and Existential philosophies, Mindfulness is at the crux of her therapeutic leanings with an overall holistic approach to mind, body, and soul wellness. Ultimately the modality that she selects depends on the needs of her clients. She strongly believes it is her job to meet her clients where they are and to guide them toward the path that leads to healing, growth, discovery, and self-actualization.
Her experience includes providing therapy for both children and adults. She has received training in being a trauma-informed educator/clinician. When she is not thinking about ideas for witty therapist sayings to go on t-shirts, she enjoys traveling, the arts, adventure activities, and fine dining.