Andrea
Servan

LMSW, Therapist (Spectrum & Trauma)

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Andrea Servan

LMSW, Therapist (Spectrum & Trauma)

When I think about what I do every day for work, my heart glows. I have a passion for helping individuals finds their true self, regardless of their current situation. Sometimes we can feel like we don’t do enough, say enough, or even are enough for the people around us and this can be very overwhelming. You might wish you would fit a certain mold in society and even hope you were different. Maybe you would like to change the way you interact with significant others, friends, and family but have had a hard time trying to do this.

I’d love the opportunity to work with you to find your true self, learn how to go through life transitions in a healthy way, and mend relationships with others and with yourself. I would actively listen to your story and create a safe environment for us to build a relationship based on trust and honesty.

I serve children, adolescents, adults as well as neurodiverse individuals. I am an LGBTQIA+ ally and advocate for social justice and racial equity. Even though the work begins with oneself, I also believe in strength in numbers. Thus, I also work with couples and families that might be struggling with communication, perspective-taking, disengagement among members, and generational trauma.

I believe in collaborative work. Our sessions will be a space for you to be who you truly are and for us to foster a healthy, trustworthy, and honest relationship to work on the goals you are ready to work on.

My treatment approaches include EMDR, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), solution-focused, true radical empathy, humanistic therapy, and healing-centered engagement. The most important part of therapy is having empathy for my clients and using a non-judgmental approach to truly listen to your story.

After immigrating from Peru at the age of 17, I received my undergrad education at the University of Connecticut and graduate education at Fordham University, focusing on clinical social work, trauma, and research.

My goal is for you to be happy. Whatever that means to you. We will work at your pace, and I will kindly challenge you to be your best self.

Autism & Aspergers

“The impulse to heal is real and powerful and lies within the client. Our job is to evoke that healing power… and support it in its expression and development. We are not the healers. We are the context in which healing is inspired.”
- Ron Kurtz

Trauma

“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness...Trauma is about loss of connection—to ourselves, our bodies, our families, to others, and to the world around us. This disconnection is often hard to recognize because it doesn't happen all at once but rather over time.”
- Peter Levine