Andrea completed her Master of Counselling Psychology Degree from Yorkville University in 2021. She is a  Registered Clinical Counsellor with The British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), and a Certified Canadian Counsellor with The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Andrea has also completed the San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training and is able to work with First Nation Health Authority (FNHA) clients. Andrea works with children (including those dealing with ADD, ADHD and those on the Autism spectrum), Adults (single & couples) and their families. Andrea also works with LGBTQIA2S+ individuals providing gender and sexuality affirming and inclusive counselling care.

Since moving to Victoria in 2013 she has been involved with several organizations including Stigma-Free Society (Formerly, The Bipolar Disorder Society of British Columbia) as a Mental Health group facilitator and Mental Health Recovery Partners, South Vancouver Island (Previously, The British Columbia Schizophrenia Society, Victoria Branch) as a peer support worker.

She supports solution-focused, client-centred, and recovery-oriented philosophies rooted in strength, growth, and resiliency. She believes that with the right support individuals have a boundless ability to mobilize change and growth in their lives. She builds therapeutic relationships based on trust, unconditional positive regard, and on-going rapport.

Andrea has worked with a diverse group of individuals with varying mental health.challenges including anxiety, depression, mood and thought disorders and relationship concerns while they overcome barriers, build autonomy and improve their quality of their lives on their own terms.

She builds therapeutic relationships based on trust, unconditional positive regard, and on-going rapport. She has worked with a diverse group of individuals with varying challenges including anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns while they overcome barriers, build self-autonomy and improve their quality of life on their own terms.