Andrea Watkins, APCC

Therapist in Simi Valley

Hi,

I’m Andrea Watkins

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor APCC#: 16209

You may be feeling stuck or overwhelmed. Possibly you feel like this is a different season of your life and you are not sure how to handle it. You want to adapt, navigate, and master what life throws at you, but you do not know where to start. Taking those first steps towards making positive changes can seem almost impossible at times. You want to take those first steps, but really are in search of some guidance and support.

Utilizing strength-based approaches that are individualized to who you are, together we can navigate whatever you encounter. No matter what point in your life you are in, what challenge you are facing, or what obstacle you are wanting to overcome, working through this together through a therapeutic lens can help. I would be honored to have the opportunity to walk through this journey with you. I would love to take the time to hear your story and brainstorm together how to reach your goals.

Marriage & Family Therapist Simi Valley, CA

My Specialties Include:

Child & Teen Therapy

Anxiety Therapy

Grief Therapy

IN THERAPY

I work with people in a supportive and judgment free way that focuses on their unique experience. My work is rooted in the belief that therapy is a collaborative and transformative process. I am dedicated to helping clients navigate the complexities of their mental health with empathy, authenticity, and respect. I understand the importance of offering support to the diverse experiences and challenges that may arise. My goal is to create a positive and empowering therapeutic experience for all individuals, relationships, and families (birth or chosen) who are seeking support on their journey of healing and discovery.

Child Psychologist in Simi Valley, Ca offering child therapy, teen therapy, neuropsychological testing, 93063

I support individual adults, children, adolescents, relationships and families by collaborating on how we can best meet your goals to live authentically and thrive. When working with children and teens I make sure to support you, the parents. It is my hope that through our work, you or your family will find new pathways of resilience, freedom, growth, pleasure, balance, liberation, and healing.

How I can help: navigating anxiety and depression, self-awareness, personal growth, school and career navigation, communication skills, intersectional identity work, building healthy relationships, challenging family dynamics, phobias and fears, trauma reprocessing, and life transitions.

I am honored to be considered as part of your journey. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Education and Background

My education and background have given me a wide range of experiences and areas of focus. I received my Master’s in Counseling with a Mental Health Counseling specialization from Saybrook University. I completed my clinical internship at the Free Clinic of Simi Valley, where I supported many individuals and families from a wide variety of backgrounds and presenting issues. I have also worked as an advocate for women’s health and education through my work with the Women’s Fund for Health Education and Resiliency.