We all experience distress at one point or another, whether it’s due to a life transition, relationship difficulties, work-related stressors, financial difficulties, the death of a loved one, or emotional challenges such as depression, anxiety or low self-esteem. Some of us in an attempt to provide relief turn to substances, food, excessive work or other behaviors and distractions which can be effective in the short-term.
Perhaps you’ve reached a point where you’re concerned about the impact of stress and certain behaviors on your physical health. Or you’ve recognized that the way you respond to difficult emotions is in conflict with the person you want to be. If you’re seeking therapy at this time you may have tried to resolve things on your own but you’re feeling stuck and are ready to try something different. I believe that reaching out for therapy is a sign of strength and resiliency and that although you might be feeling defeated, you have everything you need within yourself to achieve your goals.
WHAT IT'S LIKE TO WORK WITH ME
My approach to helping can be described as active, collaborative, and strengths-based. I view therapy as an equal partnership between us which means that we will both be actively involved in the process. As your therapist, I will walk alongside you and guide you in the process of self-exploration, breaking down old habits that no longer serve you, challenging negativity, and resolving your problems in a way that feels right for you. My clients tell me that I make them feel at ease and they feel truly cared for. They also appreciate how honest and open I am. In my opinion, my greatest strengths are my flexibility, compassion, my genuine curiosity, and ability to connect with people of all ages and walks of life. In working with me, we will spend less time looking backward and more time looking forward. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy so I will assess your needs carefully before choosing an approach.
MY SPECIALTY AREAS
I am most comfortable working with people who are depressed, anxious, chronically stressed, experiencing relationship conflicts, trouble regulating their emotions, low self-esteem, and who are trying to adjust to a difficult life transition. I also specialize in working with people who are concerned about the misuse of a substance or that of a loved one who is struggling with substances. I work with individuals across the developmental lifespan (ages 13 and above), couples, and families. I am an integrative therapist, using a variety of counseling approaches to meet the unique needs of my clients. They include person-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, EMDR, solution-focused therapy, structural family therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches.
BIO AND CREDENTIALS
Andrea de la Flor is a Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Advanced D & A Counselor. She has a Master's Degree (MA) in psychology from American University and a Master’s Degree (MEd) in clinical mental health counseling from the College of William and Mary. Andrea began her counseling career in 2018 working as a crisis mental health counselor before accepting a full-time position as a counselor supporting individuals with substance misuse disorders and mental health needs. She joined Dr. Chad Coren and Associates in May 2021. Andrea is a proud member of the American Counseling Association, the International Association for Substance Misuse and Offender Counseling, and Chi Sigma Iota (Omega Mu Chapter), the international and professional academic honor society for counseling students, counselor educators, and professional counselors. Counseling is a passion and second career for Andrea. Her professional experience also includes an 11-year career in community-based substance misuse prevention.
Please contact Andrea for a free phone consultation to discuss your needs further.
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