Andrea Hart, LCSW
Andrea Hart, LCSW
While Andrea is trained to work with many populations and issues, she enjoys working together with clients toward their goals in these areas:
Andrea Hart, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist.
I’ve wanted to help people for as long as I can remember. I knew very young that my desire was to be with people, know people, and walk with them on their journeys. In the process, I have also come to understand and know myself. This process isn’t always easy but it’s worth it. I love what I do. I’ve been blessed with parents and mentors who have taught me to seek understanding and never judge.
When I first began as a therapist, I felt strongly that there had to be additional ways to help people work through their struggles. I began to learn more about the brain and how it works in dealing with trauma and the challenges life can bring. I also studied more complete ways to help people heal. This led me to specialize in training and education in the approaches listed below.
I began to realize the lack of therapists who are well trained and knowledgeable in working with children. So, I decided to further my skills and abilities in this area. It has been a fascinating journey and I love working with these little people. It is truly a joy. I do, however, continue to work with people all of ages.
I love this quote by Mr. Rogers, “...When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know we are not alone.”
Education and License
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Masters in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Kansas
Bachelor in Human Relations from Southern Nazarene university
Registered Play Therapist (RPT)
EMDR trained through EMDRIA.org. EMDR is now an evidenced based approach and included in SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) and in the National Registry of Evidence based Programs and Practices. Used to treat trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction and many other issues for people of all ages.
Trust Based Relational Intervention Practioner from Texas Christian University. An intervention to help families with children who have had trauma or are struggling with special needs such as Sensory Processing Disorder.
Theraplay Level 1: Theraplay is an evidenced based approach and included inSAMHSA ( the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) and in the National Registry of Evidence based Programs and Practices. It was first utilized in helping parents with foster and adoptive children and is widely used in helping parents and children from any system.
Registered Integrative Sandtray Therapist. An intervention that activates both sides of the brain as evidenced through FMRI imaging which leads to better and more integrated healing for people of all ages
Child Centered Play Therapy: CCPT is an evidenced based approach and included inSAMHSA( the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) and in the National Registry of Evidence based Programs and Practices.
Trauma and the Brain training
Andrea accepts BCBS, Tricare, Cigna, HealthChoice, United Health Care, Medicaid.
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Call to schedule an appointment: 405.857.7624