I am a child and family therapist with 20 years of experience. I am licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota and have additional certification in Interactive Play Therapy which allows for creative interventions when it is difficult to find the words to express thoughts and feelings.
I provide treatment for a variety of disorders and specialize in trauma therapy. My approach to treatment is providing personalized approaches including creative interventions to help individuals heal in a safe, warm, and collaborative environment. Many of my clients and their families have uncertainty and confusion about how treatment will impact their futures. My goal is to help youth and their families navigate through those questions and help find the best treatment approaches and methods to meet personal needs.
I have experience with a variety of challenge areas including the effects of abuse sustained in childhood, victims of psychological, sexual & physical abuse, victims of domestic violence, victims of neglect, adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, self-harm behaviors, behavior management, attachment issues, personality disorders, and persons affected by divorce.
I provide several options for therapeutic techniques and interventions that assist clients in moving through treatment as smoothly as possible while finding ways to practice coping skills, communicate, and heal in a safe and calming environment. As online treatment has become more accessible over the last few years, I have developed and accessed many online tools and interventions that help bridge the gap between in person and online therapy.
My approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT & trauma focused), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), motivational interviewing, on-line sand tray and interactive play therapy techniques.
I look forward to the opportunity to meet and work with you as you look towards the next steps in your journey!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Post-traumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MN LICSW 29212
ND LCSW 4358
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Andrea Walker. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.
Andrea is absolutely wonderful!! I appreciate her probably more than she will ever know. She got me out of one of my darkest moments in life, got me more stable, and now working through some traumas. She is absolutely wonderful!
She’s fabulous with my 14yo son
Andrea is great at listening and evaluating .my triggers while offering solutions
She is responsive, respectful, and knowledgeable. Just what I need.
Very knowledgeable and respectful, a great listener while providing valuable insight and feedback.
Andrea is very "there" and pays attention to my complicated story and life.
She's great and took the time to hear the back story for reference.
She's attentive, follows through, she listens and responds with ideas