ANDREA MARTINEZ CABRERA, MA, LPC


Therapist

Pronouns: She/Her
Locations: Andersonville & The Loop
Languages I Speak: English & Spanish

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AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Acculturation & Immigration
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Domestic Abuse & Violence
  • Family & Relationship Conflict
  • Gender Exploration, Expression, & Identity Affirmation
  • Grief & Loss
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Kink, Sex Positivity & Sex Work
  • Mood Disorders (Bipolar, Depression, Major Depression)
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Sexual Abuse & Violence
  • School Issues
  • Social & Restorative Justice
  • Stress
  • Transgender & Transitioning
  • Trauma & PTSD

CLIENTS  I WORK WITH

  • Families (Chosen, Family of Origin, Single Parents)
  • Individuals (Children, Adolescents, Adults)
  • Relationships (Couples, Open, Polyamorous/Polycule, Premarital, Separation/Divorce)

PHILOSOPHY

I am grounded in a holistic approach that takes into consideration and addresses all parts of your life — physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, environmental. These aspects affect your overall health. If you are unwell in one aspect of your life, all aspects of your life are affected. Growing up as an immigrant in the United States, I experienced culture shock, ambiguous loss, and acculturation issues. I had to define – and am defining – who I am in the midst of a dominant culture. As a result, therapy is not one size fits all, and I tailor my approach in therapy to allow my clients the ability to empower themselves, support personal growth, and live their own authentic lives.

THERAPY WITH ME

Therapy with me is down to earth. My approach is warm, inviting, collaborative and affirming. Therapy asks us to be open and vulnerable, which can be scary and overwhelming. People need to feel that they are comfortable with me, that they are at home in the therapy space, and that they are not alone in their personal journey. As a bicultural and bilingual practitioner, I incorporate a client’s strengths and cultural identity into the therapy space by drawing on relational-cultural therapy, trauma-informed therapy, object relations therapy, and feminist therapy. By implementing a client’s cultural practices, rituals, and traditions in the therapy room, clients are able to honor their inner selves, the practices they have in place, future generations, and their ancestors.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

License:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (License No. 178017581)
    Practicing under the supervision of Dr. Leesa Contorino, PsyD-L (License No. 071010237)

Degrees:

  • MA in Counseling Psychology, Latinx Mental Health Concentration – The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • BS in Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology and Health Administration Concentration – Tennessee Technological University

TYPES OF THERAPY

Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Culturally Sensitive Therapy, Existential Psychotherapy, Family Systems Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Group Therapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Multicultural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Object Relations, Person-Centered (Rogerian) Therapy, Positive Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic / Psychodynamic Therapy, Relational-Cultural Psychotherapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).