Andrea Hickman, LMHC
I believe the nature and extent of mental health treatment varies from case to case, and effective treatment must be customized to each individual’s needs and goals. I am here to help my clients recognize the strengths within them, and utilize those strengths to empower them to improve their overall functioning. I use a variety of approaches including crisis intervention, social skills training, cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotion regulation techniques, and person centered techniques.
Psychological Evaluation & Psychotherapy
I work with children, adolescents, and adults. In addition to clinical mental health training, areas of my experience include: crisis, chronic mental illness, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, intellectual disability, psychotic disorders, disruptive and conduct disorders.
Gonzaga University, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 2006; Springfield College, Master of Education, Psychology, 2008; Specialization in clinical mental health counseling; Further training in children, adolescents, and substance use.
I have over twelve years of clinical experience working in a variety of settings providing individual and group therapy to clients with diverse mental health concerns including; one year supervised internship experience at an outpatient behavioral health facility where I was a co-facilitator of a court mandated anger management group, young adult substance use group, and art expression/self-esteem for young girls group.For five years, I worked at a community based residential and day supports treatment facility with clients diagnosed with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other mental health disorders. For my caseload, I managed all aspects of his or her clinical programming, including clinical assessment and treatment plan development, staff training's, progress monitoring, coordinating care with funding sources, and direct clinical service including individual and group therapy. For the past five years, I have been an adjunct faculty professor at Bay Path University. I teach a variety of courses for the graduate students in the clinical mental health and developmental psychology master's degree program. I have been practicing at Front Street Clinic for the past five years.