My name is Andra, I was born in Romania and grew up in Toronto, Canada. I have been living and working in New Zealand for the past three years. I am a trauma-informed professional with an extensive educational and work background in social work, psychology, and child, youth and family counselling. In addition, I am a certified trauma-informed yoga teacher and a trained mindfulness facilitator. I am focused on creating safer spaces for healing that honour diversity and inclusiveness and foster individual and collective empowerment, connection, integration and growth. I place a strong focus on individual agency and choice, cultural humility, invitational language, self-awareness and compassion. I am a passionate, authentic and empathic clinical social worker working from a person-centered, strengths-based approach with efficient use of various, eclectic therapeutic modalities. I bring over 15 years of experience in the helping fields, ranging from teaching in post-secondary educational settings, child protection, community mental health, concurrent needs and case management, as well as family violence, crisis intervention, counselling, sexual harm prevention and intervention.
Hons Bach of Social Work,Hons Child and Youth Worker PG Dip,Hons BSC Double Major in Psychology and Law,Crime and Deviance
groups, women, men, gender diverse, families, adults
strength based therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (act), emotion focused therapy, mindfulness, relational counselling, trauma therapy, solution focused therapy, person centred therapy, narrative therapy, family systems, attachment theory