Andrea offers a transparent and compassionate therapeutical style tailored to the client's specific needs and cultural background. Her consultations are characterized by a warm, relaxed atmosphere complemented with a holistic approach to inspire creative collaboration.
Andrea is certified in providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Andrea works with children and adolescents with special needs (Autism Spectrum Disorder and other comorbidities) for autism therapy in home, school, private office in Stuttgart, or telehealth settings. She provides mental health services for adults employing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in-person or via telehealth. Andrea offers online training through her comprehensive 30 modules Mindful Parents® series for parents with special needs children. Her competency area includes autism services, behavior change, stress management, anxiety, life-transitions, work-life balance, parenting, self-esteem, mood disorders, and pathological avoidance disorder.
Andrea works with various organizations in the scope of organizational behavior management projects for cultural change, safety, organizational change, complementing her services with employee mental health consultations. She also works with international schools by providing ABA consulting services for students with special needs and training for teachers and paraprofessionals.
With over 27 years of diverse professional experience, Andrea brings a new approach in the domain of psychological and educational intervention. Andrea holds a Master's in Psychology Degree with a concentration on Applied Behavior Analysis at Purdue University and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential. She obtained her Organizational Behavior Management Certificate at the Florida Institute of Technology. Andrea has an additional Master's Degree in Health Policy, Planning and Financing, and a Bachelor's Degree in Health Promotion. She has completed various post-graduate certifications to maintain her competence and be current in her field's scientific development.
Andrea is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), European Association for Behavior Analysis (EABA), Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), and Organizational Behavior Management Network (OBM). Andrea is an affiliate member of Applied Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). Andrea is a full graduate member of the PsiChi Honor Society.
Andrea's favorite motto is:
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an autism therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. ABA therapy applies one's understanding of how behavior works in real situations. The autism services aim to increase meaningful behaviors and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning. The ultimate goal of autism treatment is to induce meaningful change and improve the individuals' quality of life. The ABA intervention program is written to meet the needs of the individual client. Andrea worked with a wide array of clientele with a diverse background in ABA.
Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) focuses on assessing and changing the work environment to improve employee performance and workplace culture. OBM is frequently used along with organizational development and other psychologist lead interventions within organizations. We support your organization’s path to success in specific domains grounded in behavior-based assessments. We do so by providing improvement plans to develop sustainable processes and systems fueled by naturally occurring consequences. We aim to support your company’s evolvement in cultural change, employee performance and retention, safety, and customer satisfaction, yielding increased revenue and profit. We are providing in-person services in the greater Stuttgart region, as well as within the EU.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) encourages people to embrace their covert behaviors (such as thoughts and feelings) rather than suppressing or feeling guilty about them. ACT is rooted in traditional behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy and involves an action-oriented approach. ACT has been used effectively to help treat workplace stress, anxiety, social anxiety disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and psychosis. It has also been used to help treat medical conditions such as chronic pain, substance abuse, and diabetes. An emerging number of studies demonstrated the effectiveness of ACT in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) autism therapy as well. We provide in-person services in the greater Stuttgart area.
The solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) is based on solution-building rather than problem-solving. The method acknowledges present challenges and potential past causes; it predominantly explores an individual's current resources and future endeavors. SFBT as the psychologist's tool can help the clients to look forward and use their existing strengths to achieve their goals. The solution-focused brief therapy is considered a time-limited approach; however, the methods are frequently incorporated into other therapeutic approaches, and effects can be long-lasting.
The SFBT therapy intervention is not behavior-analytic in nature and is not covered by the BACB credential.
Seldom are obstacles (pandemic, natural disasters, disability, or mobility issues) to coming into a consultation office, but assistance is still available. Our telehealth-trained professionals can meet you over a HIPAA compliant connection (online or phone) and assist with your challenges. We can assist you with autism therapy, psychologist's services in the greater Stuttgart area and within the EU states.
Same-day appointments are often available. Call us!