Navigating the therapeutic process can feel challenging at times. However, this is a process that one does not have to go through alone. I view therapy as a collaborative effort between the therapist and client, while still managing to maintain a strengths-based, client-centered approach. I intend to help my clients through this journey so that they can take the next steps in leading a well-balanced, prosperous life. I do this by considering the importance of interpersonal relationships and connections, given that we are all connection-seeking individuals. I also operate through a multicultural lens, examining the ways in which culture plays a role in our lives and how we relate to others.
I am currently completing a Masters in Mental Health Counseling at New York Univeristy. I attended Syracuse University as an undergraduate and obtained a dual degree in Psychology and Human Development & Family Science, with a minor in African American Studies. Over the years, I have gained experience facilitating groups with women of all backgrounds, and have worked in agencies that catered to vulnerable populations such as homeless women and children; individuals with severe mental disorders; and people of color. I have also conducted research on the effects that stigma has on African American communities, and how art interventions can be beneficial.
I plan to use my experience and skills as a way to inform my practice, and create an environment that is beneficial to the growth of my clients, no matter their race, gender, ethnicity, SES, religion or ability. All are welcomed and accepted in the therapeutic journey!
To book an appointment with Andra Brown, please schedule under Kate Engstrom, MSW, QMHP, LCSW, LPHA's calendar.
* Please note that we will try our best to accommodate any therapist requests, in the event that we are unable to do so please know that all staff have extensive clinical training.