Dr. Andrea McCarter

(PhD/LCSW)

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 A.N. on Apr 15, 2021 after counseling 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 counseling 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.