Andrea Wheeler is a Doctoral Level Extern attending The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she is pursuing her Doctor of Psychology (PsyD). She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Newman University and will achieve her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology over the summer.
Andrea primarily works with adolescents and young adults with mood and/or anxiety disorders, but she has also had experience working with a wide variety of populations and presentations, including ADHD, OCD, and trauma-related disorders. She takes a special interest in treating insomnia and is working toward her certification. Understanding the significance of rapport and building a strong therapeutic alliance in order to achieve desired results, Andrea places a heavy emphasis on truly empathizing with her clients in order to help them
feel comfortable in opening up and having their voices heard.
Andrea has worked in private practices with experience in both therapy and assessment. She primarily specializes in evidence-based practices, including cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Andrea appreciates the differences that each client presents with; as such, she takes on an integrated approach to individualize each client’s treatment to best meet their needs. Andrea also works as a psychometrist for a neuropsychologist where she conducts psychological evaluations for diagnostic clarification and
recommendations. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, Andrea received her certification in teletherapy from the American Psychological Association to ensure she offers the best possible care to her clients through a virtual platform.
Andrea is a retired collegiate athlete and played competitive, organized volleyball for 12 years. In her free time, she enjoys playing adult volleyball at a high level. She has an immense love for dogs and has been surrounded by them her entire life. Her love for dogs sparked an interest to study the therapeutic effects they have on humans which is what she is writing her