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Counselors & Appointments

Andrea Bushman, LADC I

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Counseling Style

Andrea is licensed as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor, has a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and is a Doctoral Candidate in the Social Work Program at Simmons University. In addition, Andrea is certified in trauma and can help adult clients to work on their internalized emotions, mental health disorders, and keeping their sobriety in substance use, and alcohol addiction. She utilizes different approaches and modalities in Motivational Interviewing, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, and Gestalt Therapy. Also, Andrea helps adult individuals to work on coping techniques that will help them to stay on a positive path in life.


Andrea obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Westfield State University. Presently, she is a Doctoral Candidate in the Social Work Program at Simmons University. She has twenty years of experience working with diverse populations of children, adults, and families. Andrea has worked as a counselor in a residential setting, a parent aide working with children and families that were involved in the Department of Children and Families, In-Home Therapy, and Individual Therapy working with children, adults, and families on mental health disorders, substance use, and alcohol addictions.


  • Self-Injurious Behaviors/Self-harm
  • Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD/ADD)
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and Psychotic Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety/Panic/Phobias
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Personality Disorders
  • Substance Related/Addictive Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Health/Medical Problems

Clinical Modalities + Treatments

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic/ Psychoanalysis
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Trauma Informed Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Gestalt Therapy

If you would like to start on a new path in your life, please reach out to me. Are you ready to make a positive change in your life?

Authored Articles & Interviews

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Trauma and Addiction Therapist: Andrea Bushman MSW, LADC I

January 3, 2023

How to Help Your Loved One Who Self-Harms

March 23, 2023