We all experience distress at one point or another, whether it’s due to a life transition, relationship difficulties, work-related stressors, financial difficulties, the death of a loved one, or emotional challenges such as depression, anxiety or low self-esteem. Some of us, in an attempt to provide relief, turn to substances, food, excessive work or other behaviors and distractions which can be effective in the short-term.
Perhaps you’ve reached a point where you’re concerned about the impact of stress and certain behaviors on your physical health. Or you’ve recognized that the way you respond to difficult emotions is in conflict with the person you want to be. If you’re seeking therapy at this time you may have tried to resolve things on your own but you’re feeling stuck and are ready to try something different. I believe that reaching out for therapy is a sign of strength and resiliency and that although you might be feeling defeated, you have everything you need within yourself to achieve your goals.
WHAT IT'S LIKE TO WORK WITH ME
My approach to helping can be described as active, collaborative, and strengths- based. I view therapy as an equal partnership between us which means that we will both be actively involved in the process. As your therapist, I will walk alongside you and guide you in the process of self-exploration, breaking down old habits that no longer serve you, challenging negativity, and resolving your problems in a way that feels right for you. My clients tell me that I make them feel at ease and they feel truly cared for. They also appreciate how honest and open I am. In my opinion, my greatest strengths are my flexibility, compassion, my genuine curiosity, and ability to connect with people of all ages and walks of life. In working with me, we will spend less time looking backward and more time looking forward. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy so I will assess your needs carefully before choosing an approach.
I am most comfortable working with people who are depressed, anxious, chronically stressed, experiencing relationship conflicts, trouble regulating their emotions, low self-esteem, and who are trying to adjust to a difficult life transition. I also specialize in working with people who are concerned about their substance misuse or that of a loved one. I draw from a variety of approaches including person-centered, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and mindfulness-based work.
BIO AND CREDENTIALS
Andrea de la Flor is a pre-licensed counselor with a master's degree in psychology from American University. She is currently completing a second master's degree in clinical mental health counseling through the College of William and Mary to fulfill professional licensure requirements. She has three years of experience working with adults and adolescents in mental health crisis and those dealing with the misuse of a substance and related issues. Andrea is working under the direct supervision of Dr. Chad Coren, psychologist and owner of Bucks County Psychological.
Andrea is also a Pennsylvania State Certified Advanced D & A Counselor and has completed all training and supervision requirements for the Certified Family Recovery Specialist credential through the Pennsylvania Certification Board. She is also an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist (ICPS), a Certified SMART Recovery Facilitator, a Certified Strengthening Families Program (10-14) facilitator, and a former SAMHSA/CSAP Prevention Fellow. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the International Association for Addictions and Offender Counseling, and Chi Sigma Iota (Omega Mu Chapter), the international and professional academic honor society for counseling students, counselor educators, and professional counselors.
Please contact me for a free phone consultation so you can tell me more about the kind of support you are looking for and I can answer any questions about myself and our practice.
"I will walk alongside you and guide you in the process of self-exploration"
Dr. Chad Coren & Associates
10 S Clinton St #211, Doylestown, PA 18901
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