Andrea Swanson

LMHC

6600 Westown Parkway
Suite 240
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

(515) 402-4395

Appointments

Coming soon!

Insurance Accepted

BCBS

Health Partners

Midlands Choice/Cigna

Taking New Appointments

Yes

No

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling – University of Arkansas

Ages

18+

Experience

Andrea has experience working with college students, athletes, young adults, adults, and the LGBTQIA+ population through coaching, higher education, inpatient mental health treatment, community mental health, and private practice settings. Andrea uses a trauma informed and strengths-based approach. She is also competent at implementing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Specialities

Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety, Athletes, Bipolar Disorder, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, Grief, Life Transitions, LGBTQIA+, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Sports Performance, Stress, Substance Use, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma & PTSD

My Approach

Building and maintaining a trusting relationship with clients is central to Andrea’s practice. She pictures therapy as a journey where she walks alongside the client – going at your pace, empathizing, and truly learning what your experience is like. Although she utilizes CBT and Solution-Focused Interventions frequently, Andrea also believes understanding and processing the past plays an important role in healing. Andrea strives for her office to be a safe and welcoming space for all people regardless of background and provides affirming therapy to LGBTQIA+ persons.

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