About Andrea's Associates
Andrea Beck draws upon a group of colleagues who provide coverage for each other's clients as the need arises. For instance, if Andrea is working with an individual who presents with a problem that is not in her area of expertise she will refer that client to someone else. This is a standard professional practice to protect clients.
About Andrea Beck
Andrea is a registered social worker who counsels adults and children in private practice and for Family Services York Region where she supervises interns. Andrea has been working with children and families since 1995 and holds a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto, a Specialized Honours BA in Psychology from York University and a certification in Online Counselling from the University of Toronto. She is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, the Ontario Association of Social Workers, and the International Society for Mental Health Online.
Andrea’s compassionate, non-judgmental, solution oriented support is grounded in her years of experience working with people. Her approach is strength based, client centered and culturally sensitive, this means she believes in your inherent strengths and spirit, which she will help you rediscover. Her objective is to ally with you in order to explore the issues troubling you, identify what you want, and to help you feel more in control of your life. She incorporates various practice models such as cognitive-behavioural, narrative, psychodynamic, mindfulness, acceptance, and solution focused therapies as appropriate to her client’s needs. She sees clients in person or via Skype/FaceTime.
Andrea is the parent of two children and has published sixteen children’s books that model a theme of friendship, respect and community. Her characters were made into a television show that aired internationally. She is a respected public speaker, regularly found in schools throughout York Region and across Canada, where she inspires children to see themselves as empowered young creators.
MSW, RSW, AOCAD
Experienced counselling for anxiety, depression, infidelity, loss, anger, childhood or adult trauma, stress, and court related matters.