Andrea Sunderman Edwards, MA

Reaching out for help in the midst of life challenges can often feel intimidating, overwhelming, and frightening at times. Taking this step of reaching out for support is a courageous and important step in working towards compassionate well-being. From difficulties getting out of bed, feeling stuck or lost, struggling with non-stop thoughts, difficulties sleeping, eating concerns, identity discovery, self-harm to suicidal ideation, there is a safe space for you to feel what you feel, explore where you are at, and be supported in your goals on your journey. In our work together, I value creating a safe space for adolescents, adults, and families to compassionately approach whatever you may be experiencing. Change often takes time, kindness, and care and I would be honored to walk with you, your teen, or your family as we work together to develop a deeper understanding of who you are and what it looks like for you to thrive. In our work together, we will identify helpful skills, tools, and insights to encourage growth, positive connection and communication, self-compassion and acceptance in a way that honors your own unique background and self. Life is hard and it often throws new challenges and having compassionate support can help make a positive difference. I look forward to connecting with you, your teen, or your family as we work together towards compassionate well-being.

SPECIALTIES

Adolescents
Adults
Anxiety
Adjustments and Life Changes
Cultural Challenges
Depression
Identity and Self-Exploration
Relationships and Interpersonal Issues
Religion and Spirituality
Self-Esteem and Self-Worth
Self-Harm
Stress
Trauma
Survivors of Domestic Violence

education

M.A in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bethel University

B.A. in Psychology from Bethel University

B.A. in Spanish from Bethel University with Teaching ESL minor

clinical experience

Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Treatment at Christian Family Solutions

Community-Based Mental Health Admissions Specialist at Integrity Living Options

Adult and Family Advocate at Tubman Domestic Violence Shelter

In network with

CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers including:

  • BCBS – Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MHCP – MA
  • Medical Assistance
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • HealthPartners
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Hennepin Health

Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.

resources

Understanding research and the root cause of common psychological issues is a great first step to creating a healthier you!

What is Trauma and How Can Therapy Help? Trauma Handout