Work with Andrea
A Life Altering Relationship
Whether you are anxious and overwhelmed or unsatisfied with your relationships, career, and ministry –--Andrea is committed to helping women overcome mental roadblocks, emotional insecurities, spiritual stuck points, and relational difficulties.
Andrea is nationally sought after for her uncanny ability to “hit the bullseye of the soul.” Andrea is known for a profound accuracy and compassionate, accelerated approach to getting at your core issues. Her nearly 20-year clinical experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor, theological expertise, intuitive wisdom, and deep understanding of the human heart allows for her ability to co-create successful relationships and lasting transformation.
Your path to healing, hope, and happiness begins now!
"Andrea's style is refreshing, as she is compassionate, insightful, and inspiring. Her use of Biblical principles lays a strong foundation for truth, hope, and direction. Andrea helped me get very clear on my goals and blocks as well as the strength to overcome. I am grateful that God put her in my path. The sessions provided the support I prayed for and confirmed the desires and plans that God has for me. I highly recommend Andrea. "
Private 1-on-1 Therapy Sessions
We are living in a society of information overload. There is such a thing as too many voices even from well-meaning people (friends, family, mentors, and influencers alike). In the age of social media exists a plethora of posts, trending hashtags, and stories that quickly disappear that provide general information to the masses. Yet, these overly generalized conversations will not solve your specific issues. Working with Andrea is in no way a one-size-fits-all formula. Andrea understands how you and your story are unique and precious in the eyes of the Creator.
You can obtain all the education to try and and know yourself. Watch videos, listen to podcasts, take online courses, read self-help books and blogs, and hear sermons...yet, education, self-awareness, and knowledge can only take you so far. True transformation and lasting change must be experienced in a relationship. Mental health, emotional health, and spiritual health are not just about gaining knowledge and education - it's about therapy.
Having a safe space with a licensed therapist in a confidential setting who partners with you in your struggles is the way clarity, healing, and breakthrough manifest.
“We don’t know ourselves by ourselves. It’s hard to get clarity when you are so close to your issues. That’s why I am here: to ask you questions you can’t think to ask…And to help you discover answers you didn’t know were there, dwelling inside of you”.
– Andrea Anderson Polk
Therapy Session Themes
I have developed proprietary, innovative speciality counseling themes based upon decades of scientific research, psychological training, and theological expertise to help you.
Listed below are the reoccurring themes I’ve seen in my clinical experience in private practice treating thousands of women who share a similar journey.
**You are in no way limited to selecting any of the below counseling options. Contact Andrea and apply for a free phone consultation to explore private one-on-one sessions based upon your unique needs and aspirations.
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How Does it Work?
Private 1-on-1 therapy sessions are designed for women and take place in person or virtually via Telehealth.
Andrea meets with you one-on-one for a 60, 90, or 120 minute therapy sessions depending upon your specific needs. Duration of individual sessions is established during the initial intake consultation or during the first appointment.
60 Minute Individual Session: $220
90 Minute Individual Session: $330
120 Minute Individual Session: $440
**Please note: Telehealth sessions are only available for clients physically located in the state of Virginia.
Let Andrea know if you are interested in “Breakthrough Intensive Therapy,” visit HERE for more information. Therapy intensives are ideal for someone who is needing short term treatment for long term impact or anyone who is coming from out of town.
Submit an application to work with Andrea here. After Andrea reviews your application and if it looks like you’d be a good fit for the program, she will reach out to you via email and schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation.
Is It Ideal for You?
1-on-1 Sessions ARE ideal if . . .
You want a clear effective path to get unstuck and reclaim your life.
You are decisive, will communicate honestly, and want to take action to help yourself.
You reject the belief that you are a victim of life’s circumstances, you are not waiting to be rescued, and unwilling to make excuses.
You know that you are not responsible for changing someone else or fixing their problems – you are ready to focus on you.
You are open to taking risks and to new ways of thinking, being, and doing.
You are ready to do the necessary work to achieve your goals and have the courage to overcome a failure mindset.
You are willing to take personal responsibility for your healing and happiness.
You are a desiring to incorporate your faith, scripture, and deepen your relationship with God.
1-on-1 Sessions are NOT ideal if . . .
You have recently experienced a traumatic or are currently involved in an abusive relationship. During the initial couple months post-trauma, people are often too overwhelmed to be able to take in new information and use it well. We want you to be able to make the best possible use of the information and to take decisive action on your behalf while working with Andrea.
You have not yet entered therapy or a healing process of any kind to address the trauma or abuse. Those who have established qualified care and support and begun the process of healing will be better able to fully utilize coaching to transform their lives.
You are not willing to invest significant time, energy and financial resources in your transformation. Working with Andrea is an intensive immersive experience that will transform your life and relationships and requires a serious commitment of time and energy.
Coaching or Counseling?
Coaching is distinctly different from counseling and therapy. While Andrea holds the credentials of Licensed Professional Counselor, she does not provide therapeutic counseling services but instead provides a high quality and effective coaching services to clients.
Counseling is for those who are struggling with psychological problems, mental health disorders, and require a clinical diagnosis. Counseling focuses on unconscious dysfunctional behaviors, deep-seated emotions, and past issues while coaching is action oriented and helps a person get unstuck and reach their desired result.
The coaching process helps a person navigate present- moment personal, relational, and professional transitions and challenges. Coaches provide the necessary structure and accountability to help people overcome obstacles to achieve their specific goals. Coaching is a transformative process for personal and professional growth, self-discovery, and increased awareness.
Coaching should not be confused with professional mental health counseling. If a coaching client becomes emotionally unstable, depressed, overwhelmed, or unable to function, he/she is referred to a professional counselor. The coaching can continue, but the coach does not provide professional counseling.
Things to Know
Whether you are a stay-at-home-mom, business executive, pastor/ministry leader, influencer, counselor, coach, or in the media - you've come to the right place.
Andrea comes alongside women who are struggling with work-life balance, imposter syndrome, stress + overwhelm, persistent anxiety, or a chronic feeling of emptiness that something is missing in their life. Whether they are in media, ministry, or business, Andrea helps her clients experience lasting healing and freedom.
Christian-based, biblical counseling is available for those who desire to incorporate their faith, Scripture, and relationship with God into the therapeutic process.
BREAKTHROUGH INTENSIVE THERAPY
Have you tried everything and continue to remain stuck? Do you need a breakthrough?
Andrea specializes in helping people experience breakthrough. She is an expert in helping people resolve longstanding issues, or when other therapists have failed and multiple therapy sessions have proven ineffective, or when churches and faith-based communities are unable to help.
Professional Mental Health Counseling
Have you tried everything and continue to remain stuck?
Do you need a breakthrough?
Andrea uses a Christian faith perspective in her approach. She is focusing her treatment on women who are leaders in their communities. Andrea comes alongside her clients who are struggling with work-life balance, imposter syndrome, stress + overwhelm, persistent anxiety, or a chronic feeling of emptiness that something is missing in their life. Whether they are in media, ministry, or business, Andrea helps her clients experience breakthrough.
“I am driven by a deep passion to help ambitious women of faith face the deepest truths of their life so they can find healing, break free of fear, and live each day with peace and purpose.”
Andrea believes therapy is not merely a conversation; it is a relationship between two people. Therapy is not something that happens to us, it is something that happens through us. Andrea comes alongside you to cultivate authentic connection and co-create change.
"I believe healing happens through relationship: The wounds that occurred in relationship must be healed in a relationship."
Andrea is an expert in helping people resolve long-standing issues, or when other therapists have failed and multiple therapy sessions have proven ineffective, or when churches and faith-based communities are unable to help.
If you are interested in professional mental health counseling, please visit Andrea's private practice website, Andrea Anderson LPC, LLC & Associates, for further information and to schedule an appointment.
Take the first step toward healing, hope, and freedom!
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I'm Andrea Anderson Polk
Before we go any further, let me introduce myself... I’m a counselor, author, coach, and speaker-storyteller. I am devoted to helping you uncover hidden psychological and spiritual truths so you can experience freedom to live a more authentic and meaningful life.
Officially speaking, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Certified Professional Coach, and Registered Supervisor with a private practice in McLean, Virginia. I have nearly 20 years of clinical experience helping my clients in their personal journey of healing. In addition to my professional and clinical training, to enhance my biblical knowledge, I hold a ministerial diploma and have a deep understanding of theology.
I recently published my first book: The Cuckoo Syndrome: The Secret to Breaking Free From Unhealthy Relationships, Toxic Thinking, and Self-Sabotaging Behavior, which weaves together my story and clinical experience of close attention to my clients with science, scripture, and psychology into practical, easy to understand concepts.
Today, I counsel and teach courageous women how to take control of their life and live each day with peace and purpose.
I take your time more seriously than my own. I understand the impacts of eternity and a life well-lived now.