Andrea Kellman, MS, LPC believes that personal growth is possible at all stages of life for anyone who is willing to push themselves past the brink of comfortability to achieve positive transformation. With couples, she utilizes Gottman Method Couples Therapy to improve the foundation of their relationship. She promotes the use of more effective communication to better manage perpetual conflicts and restore intimacy and feelings of friendship to hurting romantic relationships.
Andrea’s effective and comprehensive therapy style works to empower individuals to make these lifestyle changes by using client centered, solution-focused, and strength-based techniques. She uses a blend of other techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Motivational interviewing which are all evidence based methods to support clients who are struggling with difficult life transitions, stress management, anxiety, depression, anger, chronic illness, and relationship concerns. She strives to create a supportive, empathetic and non-judgmental environment that inspires clients to engage in the therapeutic process towards change.
Education & Experience
Andrea graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Pittsburgh in Johnstown. She continued her education at Chatham University located in Pittsburgh, PA where she received her master’s degree in Community and School Counseling.
Andrea became licensed as a professional counselor in the state of PA while working in various roles in the community. She has worked with adolescent women in a residential placement facility who were struggling with interpersonal, psychosocial, behavioral and mental health needs. Andrea also has experience in mental health crisis situations as she has worked as a mobile crisis clinician in Allegheny County for two years. In this role she became familiar with suicide assessment and prevention techniques.
She also has worked with individuals who struggle with comorbid physical and mental health needs. While utilizing the stages of change, she has worked with individuals to ready themselves for transformation and take the next steps necessary to evolve. Andrea is passionate about the holistic approach to overall wellness through integrating physical and mental wellbeing to achieve the best version of ourselves.
Andrea derives happiness from helping others achieve their goals, spending time with her husband and three young children and staying active through various physical and outdoor endeavors. She views herself as a positive, energetic being who genuinely cares for her clients and wants to help them succeed with their goals and ambitions.