Helping you flourish

by treating the mind and body

Life doesn’t have to feel so overwhelming and difficult.  Flourish Counseling and Wellness knows that no one is immune to life’s challenges and events that cause anxiety, trauma, sadness and grief. However, by focusing on the mind and body connection together, we can uncover and heal the unconscious blocks that keep us stuck and make us anxious.  By engaging both therapy and a mindful practices such as yoga, meditation, or Reiki for example, these combined tools work to release the pain of trauma, come to terms with unhealthy events and responses, and provide the necessary tools to be and feel in control.  An important aspect of these tools is to help revise the obsessive negative thinking that leads to anxiety, sadness, and anger and that can ultimately paralyze us into inaction.

Flourish Counseling and Wellness Center was founded by Andrea Lopes, MSW, a lifelong resident of Maryland, where she earned her Bachelors of Science and Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Maryland.  Andrea is skilled in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Reiki, meditation, mindfulness practices, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). She has spent her entire adult life serving the health and happiness of the community where she was born and raised, educated, and is now raising her own family. Because of Andrea’s longevity in the Washington Capital area she understands the underlying pressures of being so close to the heart of the nation, including the extraordinary stresses unique to this area.

Andrea believes therapy should not have to be a lifelong prescription. It should, however, provide a variety of strategies and tools so that clients can successfully navigate through all of their daily life responsibilities and stresses. Andrea has spent the last ten years studying many different therapeutic modalities, as no one technique fits all.  Recognizing that providing a space that houses many different healing techniques has benefits for both clients and service providers, Andrea’s vision for Flourish Counseling and Wellness Center was born. While all of the therapeutic providers are centrally located and a suggested holistic technique may be prescribed, Andrea assures her clients that they are free to select their own practitioners.

Andrea is excited about the results she has seen in prescribing holistic treatments combined with cognitive therapy. Her individualized treatment plans are tailored for all, from the very young to the elderly.  She is passionate and committed to expanding her safe, supportive counseling center to include holistic mindful wellness therapies that will help you develop a strong sense of self and provide you with the tools to keep life peaceful and happy.

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