Lisa Andrews, MA, NCC
Lisa uses a client-centered approach to help clients reconnect with their deeper sense of self and wholeness. She is especially passionate about helping clients connect to the deeper truth of who they are and identifying the stories that have shaped them.
After working in international banking and finance for a few years, Lisa realized something was missing and was drawn to the idea of moving into a more relationally-focused work. Thus, she dropped everything and moved outside Boston, MA to study counseling at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Lisa has worked with client in treatment for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, and self-esteem and codependency issues, including individual therapy, life skills development and group therapy.
Lisa is originally from New York City, but has spent significant time in Minnesota outside the Twin Cities, Washington Metropolitan Area, and Massachusetts. Nashville became home in August of 2020. She enjoys spending time with her cat, getting out on her paddle board, finding great donuts, and treasuring time with friends and family.
- Eating Disorders
- Self Worth Issues
- Spiritual Issues
MA Counseling, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
Training and Certifications
Staten Island, NY
Do you have pets?
1 cat, Fiona
Describe yourself in five words.
Silly, quick-witted, thoughtful, connected
About Your Practice
I previously had a career in banking and finance, but began to feel I was not a good match for the field. I did an inventory of the things about my job that I enjoyed most and realized they were all tasks that focused on supporting and developing my coworkers. So, I dropped everything and began a full time masters degree at a seminary (with some trepidation) to see if I actually could make an impact as a counselor. The opportunity to sit with others in their hard seasons and highlights of life is a great gift.
Who has influenced your work?
Irvin Yalom, Peter Segal, Richard Schwartz, every former colleague I've worked with has shaped me as a counselor for the better, and my family.
How does your faith play itself out in your work?
My faith informs my belief that all people are created with inherent worth that cannot be taken away. I have worked with people form many diverse backgrounds and found the imprint of God's love in each and every one of them. I also love to grow and learn from those who are different from me.
I am one of those people who genuinely enjoys most types of music. But I will probably always be drawn home to albums by Death Cab for Cutie, Jimmy Eat World, and Rufus Wainwright.
Which TV show would you never miss?
Schitt's Creek, Handmaid's Tale, 30 Rock
What's your favorite book or author?
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
What is your favorite sport/physical activity?
What's your favorite place to visit?
Scotland, I've been twice and could return for even the least convincing reason.
Just for Fun
I was a cashier at Target
What is your most treasured possession?
If you have friends coming over, what would you cook?
Beef and Guinness stew, or I'd grill something with fresh bread and a good salad.
What pastimes or hobbies do you enjoy?
Cooking and baking, hiking and camping, playing music
Other than your current home, if you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Take the first step toward healing and personal growth.
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