Meet Andrea Swan
Andrea Swan is a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker and is supervised by Dr. Thomas Lucking. She is a passionate and dedicated creative therapist with a deep appreciation for the healing power of artistic expression. She seeks to help individuals navigate their emotional journeys, overcome challenges, and promote personal growth through the transformative process of creative therapy. Andrea’s practice builds on the patient’s creative lens as the primary form of treatment and bridges the space between artistry and wellness. Professionals that Andrea works with include:
- TV Personalities
- Video Game Developers
- Graphic designers
Many in the arts have their skills suppressed or not encouraged. Andrea sees this as a form of authenticity suppression that can be traumatic. She works with this history to transform it and find your true authentic path.
Andrea has utilized treatment themes most responsive to creatives and incorporated that into mainstream treatment modalities such as CBT and DBT.
Andrea holds a Master of Social Work degree.
Andrea has many years of experience working with diverse populations in various therapeutic settings. During her career, she has collaborated with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors facing a wide range of emotional and psychological issues. Her work has encompassed settings such as hospitals, private practices, and community organizations.
Creativity is Central to Therapy
The therapeutic approach which Andrea uses is rooted in the belief that creativity is a universal language that transcends words. She utilizes a range of artistic modalities, including art, music, dance, drama, and more, to help individuals express their inner thoughts, emotions, and experiences. By harnessing the power of creativity, she assists her clients in self-discovery, self-expression, and emotional healing. Together, they work to explore and understand their unique stories and challenges.
My primary goal as a creative therapist is to create a safe and supportive environment where individuals can tap into their creativity and use it as a tool for self-growth. I aim to help clients develop coping skills, improve self-esteem, manage stress, and navigate the complexities of their lives through the creative process.
If you are seeking a compassionate and skilled creative therapist to guide you on your journey towards emotional well-being and self-discovery, please feel free to reach out. Andrea would be honored to support you in your therapeutic journey.
Practice Areas, Modalities, & Specialties
- Mood disorders
Clients: Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults, and Families
Locations: Telehealth (video/audio)