I have been suffering from depression for years. I had difficulties coping with a new place (since I moved here from a different country), not being able to get a job, going back to school, and a husband who was too busy to pay attention to me.Like many other women I know, I wouldn't speak up or ask from what I truly wanted, instead it I would always adjust to other's needs. This led to emotional outbursts and feelings of worthlessness.Andrea helped me set boundaries and offered me tools to make myself healthy mentally. I had meet with her once a week, attended the weekend therapy and also continue to have follow up one on one therapy with her. Andrea will hold your hand through all your troubles but only if you can be true to yourself and willing to make a change in you life. I had been very used to making excuses, finding reasons and justifications for myself and others who had done wrong by me. Andrea spoke the truth, just the way she saw it and I appreciate her making me more self aware. I benefited from her therapy only because I was open and ready to change my life. I was accepting her advice however even though it pushed me out of my comfort zone, but it paid off. Andrea understood me and my struggles. She continues to support me to better myself. There is no miracle and my life hasn't changed overnight. But thanks to Andrea I have the tools to deal with the difficult moments in my life.I have had a positive and fulfilling therapy experience with Andrea.
6011 Riverside BlvdSacramento, CA 95831
Andrea was absolutely WONDERFUL with my two teenagers! Their father (my ex) keeps requesting court-ordered therapy, each time with a different counselor in an attempt to get the specific answers he wants. Usually we spend weeks in sessions, but Andrea was able to cut through the illusions, smoke and mirrors SO quickly -- she connected with my kids faster than anyone ever has; she was honest, blunt, and "real" with them -- which they appreciated and valued immensely. Andrea was able to instill a level of trust we hadn't discovered in other therapists, and the kids left her office confident, satisfied, and feeling affirmed and valued rather than patronized and ignored. We couldn't have asked for a better counselor or therapeutic experience!
I went to her for individual as well as couple counseling. She has an eagerness to get results, which I enjoyed working quickly to see fast results. After three appointments I really felt that my husband and I had a significant breakthrough in our miss-communication! When I saw her individually I really felt that she sincerely cared about my situation and wanted me to know how much she cared. Very open minded and non-judgmental. I enjoyed her balance of empathy combined with her constant striving to have me working on moving me forward.
She is very unprofessional and rude. In her report, she even made things up which was never been asked and answered. The worst thing was she changed her words again and again based on what the person paid her and wanted from her at the court hearing. She is the worst psychologist I ever knew. What she wants is the money. The board of psychology will investigate her practices and hope they will stop her unethical practices. There are many good neuropsychologists out there. DON'T let this bad one destroy your life.