portrait of Andrea Jewell psyDWe all strive to be the best versions of ourselves we can be.
There are times, though, when it is difficult to achieve or sustain this. Sometimes, the problem is specific and identifiable: lack of meaningful and intimate relationships, trouble with food and body image, motherhood, a boss, depression or anxiety. Other times, what gnaws at us is more mysterious. There’s a vague “sense” that something is off, a “going through the motions” experience of one’s days. Or a feeling that life suddenly makes little or no sense.

The reasons people come to therapy vary widely.
But it’s been my experience that everybody has at least this in common: the desire to be understood and to find solutions/resolutions that makes sense for their own unique lives and desires.

I see therapy as a process. My approach is down-to-earth.
I believe warmth, humor and safety go a long way in creating a space for self-reflection as well as pragmatism. I consider past and present thoughts, feelings and experiences to be interrelated. However, I lean towards an ideal of enriching and enhancing the present and the future.  I strongly believe that the therapy relationship helps us better understand, improve and refine our relationships with ourselves and with others, and that the best way to achieve this is in a spirit of openness and collaboration.

Below are some primary areas of interest and specialties:
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Relationship Difficulties
• Sexuality & Intimacy
• Career
• Parenting
• Eating Disorders