ANDRA BROWN, LMHC
Senior Therapist (she/her/hers)
Andra is a Mental Health Counselor providing therapy for adults and couples.
Andra views therapy as a collaborative effort between the therapist and client, while still managing to maintain a strengths-based, client-centered approach. This is done in effort to help clients take the next steps in leading well-balanced and prosperous lives. Andra considers the importance of interpersonal relationships and connections, given that we are all connection-seeking individuals. Andra also operates through a multicultural lens, examining the ways in which culture plays a role in our lives and how we relate to others.
Andra received a Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Mental Health and Wellness at New York University. She attended Syracuse University as an undergraduate and obtained a dual degree in Psychology and Human Development & Family Science, with a minor in African American Studies. Over the years, she has facilitated groups with women of all backgrounds, and has worked in agencies that catered to vulnerable populations such as homeless women and children; individuals with severe mental disorders; and people of color. Andra has also conducted research on the effects that stigma has on the African American community, and how art interventions can be beneficial. Andra uses her experience and skills as a way to inform her practice, and creates an environment that is beneficial to the growth of her clients, no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, SES, religion, or ability.
Andra takes an eclectic approach to therapy, utilizing various evidence-based treatment interventions with clients. She primarily draws from Object Relations, Multicultural, and Feminist-Based Theories. Andra also draws heavily from mindfulness techniques and utilizes techniques from Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). These techniques are always implemented from a strengths-based, client-centered approach.
While Andra is open to serving all types of clients, her experience mainly includes working with individuals who have anxiety, depression, dating/relationship issues, work/career-related concerns, and family conflicts.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"I have seen a handful of therapists, and I have never been as comfortable right off the bat. The minute I walked in the door, I was heard and knew that she was committed to helping me achieve my goals. I recommended her to others just after a few sessions. I am grateful and appreciate her work ethic and intentionality of her practice!"