About Me

Hello & welcome to The Science of Story. My name is Andrea (Aun-DRE-uh).

I’m happy you’re here.

My own story.

In 1988 I was diagnosed with diabetes (T1D). I was 10 years old. Synthetic insulin had just been invented.

In 1982, the first commercially available biosynthetic human insulin under the brand name Humulin, was the very first insulin I administered to myself.

Trying to wrap my little brain, head and heart around understanding what was happening to me, a pretty scary narrative for what my body had done began to develop. There was and still is no definitive explanation for the cause of diabetes. At that time, effectively caring for diabetes was in it’s infancy stages.

It was important for me to learn early on how to process and create healthy ways to make sense of what was happening.

Getting to now.

I know personally that reaching out is an act of love.

Because of my own transition and growth I now support people through troubling circumstances and also process the past.

As a therapist, people share their stories and experiences and I support their movement to thrive in their own skin and relationships.

For you.

I’m available to counsel, consult and support for whole living, helping people including couples who wish to connect with themselves/together by learning to masterfully, naturally and lovingly allow stress, conflict, chronic pain, illness and trauma to take over less and less and less.

My training and experience.

Between 2010-2013, I studied counseling theory in Austin, Texas at St. Edward’s University, exploring the differences in the neurobiology of trauma and attachment with the science of relationships (IPNB).

After graduating and earning full licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I trained with international trauma expert, Dr. Dave Berceli to become a certified TRE® facilitator. The principles of TRE® support core growth, healing and allows energy movement at cellular levels to assist the restoration the whole person.

I’ve worked with children, teens, adults, couples and professionals with a wide spectrum of experiences and abilities.

Some training to support our work together include more evidence-based modalities MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction), Narrative & Emotion Focused Therapies & Internal Family Systems, including my being a Level II Certified Gottman Relationship Therapist and a Highly Sensitive Informed Therapist through Dr. Elaine Aron.

How we begin our work together.

Most importantly you are the expert on your whole being.

Sometimes our work may be brief (1-3 sessions) or will last longer depending on what surfaces.

We will talk about this during our phone consult and get more specific during our intake session should we decide to work together.

There is a big purple button linking you to a platform to schedule your free consultation. Please know that I may share additional resources and referrals during our call.

I ask that you take some space to reflect on our call before scheduling an initial session, yet sometimes the connection is such that we go ahead and schedule then. Either way is fine.

Other stuff.

Humor & I have a close relationship. I bring this powerful core gift with me to sessions and share it’s deep healing gift when it’s a sound idea to throw our heads back and just let be. Sometimes the ridiculousness of things are best honored this way.

Death and dying is a topic that can surface in sessions. We can explore this existential topic at any time and if that feels appropriate.

Personally, I spend a lot of time with nature and cleaning up the earth. I am blissfully married to by best friend and share an open and flowing life with him in a sweet home east of Austin on the Colorado River with our four legged babe, Bo.

Let’s work together.

Schedule your free phone consult below. This usually lasts about 20-30 minutes.

You’re also encouraged to email if you have any questions. I tend to return emails within the day.

My ears & my heart open fully to your story.

Thank you for being!