Counselor. Author. Speaker. Truth Teller.
A respected professional counselor, published author and keynote speaker, Andrea Anderson Polk leverages more than a decade of clinical experience, illuminating storytelling, and deep compassion to help people uncover truths, break free of harmful behavior and relationships, and celebrate a newfound freedom.
She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, is Nationally Certified and has served as president and vice president of the Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors (NVLPC). She is a registered supervisor for the Virginia Board of Counseling, where she works with counseling candidates pursuing their professional licenses. Andrea is a Certified Professional Coach. Additionally, she holds a ministerial diploma and has a deep understanding of theology.
More than a decade ago, Andrea started a private practice, Andrea Anderson LPC, LLC & Associates, counseling individuals and couples.
“I’m driven by a deep calling to help people find freedom and gain awareness of the hidden psychological and spiritual truths that are imprisoning them in unhealthy relationships and self-sabotaging ways of being,” Andrea says.
Andrea recently published her first book, The Cuckoo Syndrome: The Secret to Breaking Free from Unhealthy Relationships, Toxic Thinking, and Self-Sabotaging Behavior. The book represents an innovative, yet provocative approach to understanding the human heart and relationships by weaving together her story with science, scripture, and psychology.
Andrea's Myers-Briggs type is INFJ (which makes up less than 1% of the population)! She begins each morning with a cup of matcha, can’t resist vintage rock tees, and enjoys the company of her closest friends. She lives in Virginia with her husband and best friend, Dan.