Dr. Andrea McCarter

(PhD/LCSW)
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About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a PhD in Tennessee. I got all my education at the University of Tennessee and am completely a Vol fan (win or lose!!). I have been in the mental health/social service field for 25 years in a variety of job roles: administration, case management, research, crisis work and consulting. I have been counseling using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Solution-Focused counseling in private practice since 2017 working with a variety of issues ranging from anxiety to depression. My primary counseling focus is working with women experiencing emotional stress and struggles as well as families with children having special needs. I enjoy helping clients with life stress and transitions. I provide focused interventions that help you accomplish the goals that are most important to your recovery.

I am a faith based therapist who regularly uses spirituality, biblical references and Christian resources to support work with individuals in therapy. I was raised in a protestant church try live a Christ filled life free of legalism and following the simple motto "Love God, Love Others." I'm open minded and practice a non judgmental approach with all people regardless of spirituality, race, sexual orientation and gender. I welcome individuals who are questioning their faith, seeking understanding of the Bible and desire to incorporate spiritual based discussion in regards to emotions, thoughts and behaviors.

I already know you have a great strength for growing into the best version of you that you can be because it takes courage to seek out mental health counseling and I intend to support you with the best resources available. I look forward to speaking with you soon!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #4810 (Expires: 2022-02-28)


Reviews

Written by E.M. on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 months

Dr. McCarter is wonderful. She is very knowledgeable, pragmatic, and genuine. She has the uncanny ability to understand me and my experiences, and is very supportive in our work together. I am so grateful for her and Faithful Counseling!

Written by A.L. on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks

So far, I've only had a few sessions with Dr. McCarter and daily communication through texting. Even though that is not a lot of time, I am still seeing progress with my problems. She is very practical. I feel comfortable and secure while talking to her about sensitive parts of my life. I would definitely recommend Dr. McCarter.

Written by A.N. on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks

Dr. McCarter is thoughtful, professional & understanding. She actively listens to me and then provides helpful insight and practical suggestions. I have recommended her to friends and will continue to do so.

Written by A.L. on Apr 02, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks

Dr.McCarter is very friendly, understanding, supportive and encouraging. She also gives insightful and friendly suggestions that are realistic, positive and not overwhelming or condemning. I have really enjoyed my time with her so far and am very glad i get to know her! I feel very comfortable sharing with her.