Andrea is passionate about working with individuals and couples. She uses humanistic theories, tools of positive psychology, drama therapy, strengths-based positive interventions, action exploration and Imago Relationship Therapy. She believes that in developing a deeper understanding and relationship with each other we can update an old model calibrating goals and creating new ways of getting more of what we want and less of what we don’t. Andrea integrates coaching techniques in her therapy to help clients meet their goals.
Andrea has an MSW from Fordham University and is certified in Applied Positive Psychology and Field Instruction. Andrea is a Board Certified Trainer in Drama Therapy. She is the author of peer-reviewed journal publications and the co-creator of The ACTing Cure Group model for people with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities. Andrea has presented in national and international conferences on using strengths-based positive interventions in action and the use of role theory and role-play. Andrea helps people through the lens of mindfulness and spirituality exploring meaning and purpose.
Andrea’s passion is to inspire hope and maximize potentials. She is honored to accompany you to the next chapter of your life. Hope is the only positive emotion that needs something negative or uncertain to be activated. According to the newest research hope can be learned, activated, and practiced. Andrea works with you to shift your mindset to welcome fulfillment and abundance becoming your best possible future self.
Andrea is Adjunct Faculty at Fordham University and a Lecturer for Columbia University School of Social Work.