Andrea Donovan, LCSW

Andrea Donovan, MA, MSW, LCSW

“It is an honor to work alongside folks in their life paths. It is a privilege to recognize individual strengths and to collaborate on connectedness and continued growth from spaces of ability and courage. I am continually inspired by the resourcefulness and tenacity that people bring to the counseling relationship.

I work with folks to build on present strengths, as well as current and past successes, in order to realize goals.

I have a Head-Heart- Feet holistic approach to relationship-building:

I am interested to hear what you are intellectually curious about and how you think.

I am eager to hear what your core beliefs and passions are –what you hold dear.

I believe that it is helpful to understand where your head and heart are in order to set your feet on

the path that you want to be on and that this process of recognition supports us to build a therapeutic alliance by centering strengths.”

Andrea Donovan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She holds a Master of Arts and Master of Social Work from the University of Victoria. Alongside her counseling work, Andrea also works in Student Affairs at Southern Utah University and as a Women’s Group Facilitator at Canyon Creek Women’s Crisis Center. She has taught Social Work at Dalhousie University, worked as a Community Clinic Coordinator, as a Case Coordinator, and as a Field Placement Coordinator for university students completing social service placements. Andrea started her work in social services over 16 years ago and has also worked in community development, grants, case management and in Residential Care.

Specialties

Recovery from Violence Against Women, Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Sexualized Assault, Substance Use, LGBTQ, Social Justice-Based Social Context Analysis and Identity (race, class, orientation, sex and gender)

Primary Modalities

Response-Based Practice, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR),Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Accompaniment Theory/Practice, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy. Andrea’s approaches integrate social justice-informed anti-oppressive and socially contextualized analysis.