Andrea Battle, LPC-S, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and has degrees in international studies, not-for-profit management and counseling. Andrea pursued a career in counseling after working for Rice University for 7 years as the Associate Director of International Programs where she facilitated international study into the undergraduate experience. While working with students, Andrea began to learn about how stress, even good stress, such as studying abroad, could lead to mental health issues. Soon Andrea found herself collaborating with the university counseling staff to help students in mental health crisis while abroad. This inspired her to study counseling at the University of Houston.

Andrea completed her clinical training at The Women’s Home, a residential program for homeless women. In addition to serving as an individual and group therapist, Andrea managed a job training program to help women develop a career path and reenter the workforce. Since her work at The Women’s Home, Andrea has led clinical teams for a large non-profit organization and facilitated support groups for persons with mood disorders.

Andrea believes in community outreach for mental health issues. She has spoken on several occasions on the intersection of spirituality and mental health for organizations such as the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Houston. Andrea participated in a panel of diverse speakers for the Houston ReelAbilities Film and Arts Festival to address the stigma surrounding mental illness and has contributed to an article on mental health advocacy for Ebony on-line magazine.

Andrea seeks to empower individuals to live their best lives in a supportive environment that promotes wellness and balance. She has extensive experience working with people from different ethnicities and applies a multicultural approach to counseling. Andrea specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), career fatigue and transition, treatment of trauma and mood disorders.