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Andrea Lopes / LCSW-C

“Owning your story and loving yourself through it is the bravest thing you will ever do.” -Brene Brown

Andrea Lopes is a Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical (LCSW-C) and Board Certified Clinical Supervisor. Andrea is the Founder and Owner of Flourish Counseling and Wellness Center. She was the co-owner of Olney Counseling Center in Olney for 9 years. With more than 20 years of clinical work experience, Andrea specializes in therapy and counseling services for adolescents and adults. Andrea prescribes to the belief that a diagnosis alone does not tell us enough about how to help a client. She feels that the causes of any type of emotional distress or suffering are incorporated into our lives–how we live, how we view both ourselves and others, and the world, how we connect with people or possibly fail to connect, what we want and what we don’t want, what we already know about ourselves, and many times what we do not wish to know about ourselves. She focuses on working with her clients to develop a shared understanding of what is really the matter. By this she means, what is really the matter is not always your depression, anxiety, or any other disorder. It is often what is going on psychologically that is causing these difficulties. Often it is the old experiences and messages we have stored in our brains from younger years.

Andrea uses a holistic approach to help her clients both understand what is going on and to find relief from the symptoms they are experiencing. She works with primary care physicians if there are any underlying medical conditions. She understands the importance of nutrition and exercise for optimal mental health and if needed will assist her clients to find appropriate assistance if they are lacking in these areas. Andrea is trained in a variety of mind/body techniques that she incorporates into her treatment plan when appropriate.

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