Andreana DaviesAssociate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Anyone can give you advice, I specialize in nurturing self-discovery & self-trust.
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Are you consumed by thoughts about food, exercise and body image? Or held captive by painful experiences from your past? If you feel stuck, there is hope. My compassionate, holistic approach to therapy is individualized, integrative and evidence-based, drawing from various treatment modalities. My clients and colleagues have observed that I possess an authentic, warm, humble therapeutic style, with a strong emphasis on insight development and change. I look forward to meeting you!
Feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and depleted? Or perhaps your life is challenging you in ways that make it difficult to manage the day-to-day. Whether you're anxious and feeling a lack of control, or not feeling like yourself and finding that your life is lacking meaning and purpose, it's not too late to get the support you deserve. I'm here to provide a warm and supportive space where you can be your authentic self and feel heard and understood.
I am very interested in learning all about you & your story while you learn all about you and your story. I am a warm straightforward therapist & will ask questions assisting you in finding your own authentic answers. I work with adults & couples from a variety of communities who feel stuck in their life, relationships or work & may or may not understand why. I find importance in childhood wounds that continue to affect our present day.
Are you seeking clarity, peace, and stability? Perhaps you have been to therapy before and are seeking a new approach. Maybe you feel trapped by big emotions, anxiety, or trauma and can’t see a way out. Through my own healing, constant curiosity, and rigorous training I have developed an approach that allows my clients to thrive.
Being human is hard. When two different people, flaws and all, form a relationship, it’s harder. When those two decide that they want to swing with other couples, that can be even more complicated. Or perhaps they decide to open up their relationship on occasion. What are the boundaries? How about when those two humans become part of a triad, or quad? There might be some unique challenges with that choice as well. And jealousy! Navigating yours, and theirs, is not for the faint of heart.
Does it feel like you and your partner speak different languages? Are you questioning your gender/sexuality? Do you need support because someone in your family just came out as LGBTQ? Are you struggling with your kids? Your parents? Trying to balance it all? Are you going through perimenopause? Any of this can feel overwhelming! Let's work together to help you make sense out of it and feel better about life. Learn to communicate effectively with your partner and repair those ruptures.
You’re tired of letting big feelings get in the way of what's important to you. You feel panicky and on edge, your heart beats out of nowhere, but you’re not sure why or how to stop it. Whether you are encountering anxiety, depression, OCD, paenting struggles, or one of life's many challenges, I’m here to tell you that you do not need to carry the emotional weight on your own. Let me ride the wave with you and help you gain a deeper understanding of your internal world.
My aim, above all else, is to be empathetic and client-focused. It’s hard to help without first having an understanding, and regardless of my credentials, you are the expert on you. I work to understand you and your needs as best as possible so that we can tackle your goals in a meaningful way.
During my nine years as a therapist, I have worked with adolescents, teens, families, and Individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems. I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma such as sexual abuse, physical, and emotional abuse. In addition, I had the opportunity to work with victims of crime for four years.
Are you feeling stuck, unsure, unbalanced, out of control, angry, sad, anxious, irritable, scared, or just a little uncomfortable and don't know why? If so, you are not alone – so many people have underlying trauma that has never been explored or processed. Trauma comes in many different forms and does not discriminate. Let's talk, let's figure out where your happiness went and find that hope again.
I use a variety of theories to guide my approach, including Attachment Theory, Family Systems Theory, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Interventions are guided by what best fits each individual's situation and preference, and include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, DBT Skills, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.
My approach to therapy is collaborative and driven by your unique goals for personal growth and well-being. I often use CBT approaches that help to increase emotional understanding, identify types of thinking and behaviors that may no longer be working for you, and develop and strengthen coping skills. My goal as a psychologist is for you to feel a greater sense of freedom in your life to make choices and to live in a way that is consistent with your values.
I am present, supportive, and will hold space for the patient to feel safe. I come from a Humanistic and Jungian approach in which we will build insight and tend to your strengths in order to stimulate the growth of Self. Within therapy, we will connect the mind, body, and soul.
I am very gentle in my approach, even when we work through painful and uncomfortable issues. It is important to me that I respect my clients’ pace in the journey. That’s why I actively look for feedback and adjust if needed. My clients usually seek me because of my cultural background, ability to connect beyond their preferred language, and commitment to their wellbeing.
My goal in therapy is to walk alongside you on this journey, to be a guide and helper. I believe that every person is an expert in their own life. I see therapy as a space to redefine one’s core beliefs – I am unlovable, I am unworthy – and create positive change.
Perhaps you have wondered why there isn’t a how-to manual for your own life. Or thought that others seem to know the secret ingredient to the recipe for a successful relationship. There is no magical formula for happiness. But I can be your guide, and help you dispel the myths and negative stories that you have told yourself are getting in the way of your happiness. Worries, stresses, joy, and hopes? I can help you better manage personal conflicts individually or as a couple
I primarily work with individuals and couples who have highly stressful careers that are ready to do what's necessary to experience real and lasting change. Together we'll face what's felt too much, explore the impact and the meanings made of the past while building a future centered around freedom, fulfillment and joy.
Life, especially nowadays, comes with unparalleled challenges, and I hope to provide support and compassion to encourage my clients to feel safe in expressing their current thoughts and feelings about their unique life circumstances. I aim to help my clients make more more satisfying life choices through increased insight into how their mind works. This will in turn help my clients better tackle life's challenges, especially surrounding life transitions, relationships, and family issues.
I offer a space that centers healing for People of Color but is open to ALL folks on their healing journey. I have an expertise in: supporting people with sexual challenges (sexual compulsivity/ sexual anorexia/sexual dysfunctions), those involved in or curious about BDSM/kink, polyamory/ethical non-monogamy, Gifted Adults/Highly Sensitive People. I also help people with understanding and moving through intergenerational & complex trauma.