Clinical Social Worker / Therapist in Libertyville, IL
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Andrea Watkins, MSW, LCSW
Andrea Watkins, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker | Therapist
Location
LibertyvilleIL 60048
Practice Information
Hello! Thanks for visiting my profile. I am a Clinical Social Worker specializing in children with mood/behavioral issues, as well as with the parents on various parenting struggles, teenagers with self-esteem, bullying and school/peer related stress issues. I also work with couples and relationship struggles. I strive to create a comfortable, non-judgemental, yet, casual and friendly environment. I have a special interest in Mindfulness and Meditation, incorporating guided imagery, breathing and even yoga stretches with traditional therapy techniques.

Now, I am not your typical therapist. I like to get creative with interventions, not just worksheets and talk therapy. I incorporate movement, music, art and even yoga into my sessions. I frequently use humor and make my clients laugh, because laughter is therapy in itself! It is not uncommon to see me on the floor coloring or doing art projects with my little clients, gossiping about the latest hollywood saga with my teens, and chatting comfortably or even sharing some of my own personal stories with my clients. It is important for me to show you that I am human too!

I am a firm believer in solution-focused and strength-based approaches in my sessions. I believe that everyone has an inner good, something to be proud of, and I want you to let that shine! I also incorporate CBT, experiential therapy, talk therapy and exposure therapy elements into sessions. I am extremely flexible and will work with each individual needs of my clients to promote a happy, healthy and fulfilled life.
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Counseling / Therapy
 Adolescents
 Adoption
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Children's Counseling
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Couples Therapy
 Depression
 Divorce
 Domestic Violence
 Eating Disorders
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism
 Grief and Loss
 Life Transitions
 Loneliness
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Teletherapy
 Play Therapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling
 Relationship Issues
 Self-Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
Licenses/Certifications
 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
 Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)
Education
I received my Bachelors of Arts in Social Welfare and Justice from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. I continued my studies at Loyola University Chicago and obtained my Masters in Social Work, specializing in clinical social work and school social work.
Bio:
Here's a little about my history. I have worked a plethora of jobs that have gained me a wealth of knowledge, including working for DCFS in a Transitional Living Program for pregnant adolescent girls, as well as being a SASS Therapist working with children during crisis, acute hospitalizations and providing linkage to mental health services in the Northwest suburbs. I have also worked in the school setting both as a school social worker and a School Mental Health Clinician, providing education, referrals,extra clinical support and consulting for school staff, students and parents. I have settled myself into the role as a Clinical Social Worker specifically working as an Outpatient Therapist... and I love it!

I know it is hard to pick out a therapist, or even come to the conclusion that you need some extra help through a hard time. You can do it! So if you are searching for a therapist who has energy, new ideas and a big heart, feel free to contact me by email or phone!
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Payments Accepted
Cash, check, credit cards, most major insurances, EAP services
Hours
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