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Andrea Anderson, PSYD, LP

Are you so distracted by worries or intrusive thoughts that it’s hard to find joy? Does it feel like every day is a struggle, and what you’ve been trying either doesn’t seem to help or makes things worse? Perhaps you just can’t seem to find your authentic self, and your relationships are hard to enjoy…

Maybe I can help. The first step towards change is building a collaborative and trusting relationship in therapy where you feel accepted and safe. You can expect a down-to-earth approach from me marked by compassion, humor, and intention. Together, we will create a plan that identifies your goals and that will empower you towards changing the thoughts and behaviors that keep you, or the people you love, stuck.  We will work to identify your most important values, and let those values guide us as we bravely face your struggles and begin achieving progress towards building the life that you want.

Make no mistake; I will challenge you and there will be times when progress is uncomfortable. But I will also be there with you every step of the way, offering support to you (and your family), teaching you skills, and encouraging you to access your strengths.

As a provider who thrives on variety and complexity, I see individuals of all ages, from diverse backgrounds, and for numerous concerns. Although my expertise is broad, I have a particular passion for working with those struggling with anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), phobias, depression, shame, trauma, life transitions, and relationship and parenting issues. I look forward to the privilege of taking this journey with you.

I am excited to be joining Cedar Valley in early June 2018 and will be accepting new clients at that time!  Please call me at 651-454-8808 to set up an appointment for you or your child.

Therapeutic Approaches:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Play Therapy

Prolonged Exposure Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Mindfulness

Prepare/Enrich Premarital Counseling

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Licensure:

L.P.-(Licensed Psychologist)- State of Minnesota since 2009

Education:

Psy.D., Clinical Psychology- Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University- Twin Cities (Eagan, MN)

B.S., Child Psychology- University of Minnesota- Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)

 

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