Andrea M. Hendel, MA, LMFT, Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDR Consultant. As a Licensed marriage and Family Therapist, I provide Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy and Family Therapy for adolescents (age 15 and up) and adults. I utilize an integrated whole person approach to developing, managing and providing mental health services. I believe it’s important to look at a person’s strengths and to incorporate coping tools that touch on our physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects. I have been an independent clinician for over 20 years, and have been employed by a variety of Children’s Mental Health organizations in leadership and director positions over the past 15 years. I have additional training to work with Police Officers and first responders, having an understanding of the additional dynamics that are a part of that unique community.
I have passion in working with all people who have experienced high levels of stress or trauma and loss in their lives. I have strength in connecting with clients to help them believe in their ability to facilitate personal change. I am passionate about family systems, life changes, marriage and pre-marital counseling and general mental health. In all areas of Mental Wellness, I strive to remind the client that they are the expert in their life and that I am a partner in their journey. I believe in helping the client partner with their support network during the process.
In addition to working with stress and trauma, clients increase their knowledge and use of coping tools to manage daily stressors, to deal with anxiety and depression and general life adjustments. Therapeutic interventions include, but are not limited to EMDR, TF-CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengths Based focus, the Gottman Method and Prepare/Enrich. I am a certified Yoga instructor and bring concepts from Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation actively into the office.
Making the decision to set up therapy services is a very big step, so I strive to provide a safe and non-judgmental approach during therapy sessions. I look forward to working with you.