Meet Colleen Andre, Licensed Mental Health Counselor


Colleen has over 10 years experience and has heard of clients being dissatisfied by what is called “coffee-talk counseling.” Sitting around chatting about life and learning about yourself is often not always enough to heal past pain/trauma or reduce increasing distress. You deserve more than having a paid professional give you advice that a friend could have given you at Starbucks.

In her counseling sessions, she is dedicated to making her clients feel seen and heard, while also equipping them with practical skills. Her aim is to help her clients better manage and reduce symptoms impeding their day-to-day lives. The goal is to thrive and enjoy your season of life versus drowning and just getting by.


  • Motherhood Wellness: Pregnancy or Post-birth Depression & Anxiety, Birthing or Delivery Trauma
  • Anxiety: Work-life Stress, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, General Anxiety
  • Trauma: PTSD, Childhood Pain, Abuse History, Automobile Accidents

I  also have a passion to work with individuals dealing with cultural and race-related issues:

  • Difficulties Adjusting To The Surrounding Culture
  • Multicultural and Racially Different Family Makeup
  • Confusion or Rejection of Cultural Identity
  • Struggles with a Sense of Belonging


Professional Training

Colleen has obtained training in maternal mental health offered by Postpartum Support International and 2020 Moms. Specialty training topics included; preparing for childbirth in anxious times, addressing loss and bereavement, techniques/resources to help maternal/paternal mental health.

She is also a certified EMDR therapist. The EMDR certification process requires (in addition to the 2 basic training weekends) specialty training, supervision, and ongoing education compared to those who are titled EMDR trained.

EMDR therapy is used to help clients safely process and heal from past disturbing events or traumas. According to EMDRIA, “EMDR has been extensively researched and proven effective treatment for trauma. The therapy is designated as an effective treatment by the World Health Organization and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.”

If you would like to know more about EMDR and to see if it is the best fit for you then visit here. 

Get to Know Colleen


Colleen was born and raised in South Florida. Growing up, she struggled to discover and establish her own cultural identity as a child of immigrants raised in the United States. Years later as an adult, she began an interracial relationship, and faced internal and external difficulties that came with that decision. These life experiences have made being different and never quite belonging familiar territory for her. She desires to help others find peace in embracing their true selves as she has found within herself.

Colleen is a mother of three (two boys and a girl) and is all too familiar with the challenges and blessings motherhood brings. As a result, she has a special desire to walk with other women through the struggles motherhood can bring. She wants to help them thrive so they can enjoy their present stage of life and children as well as regaining their sense of self. 


Schedule  today at 407-622-1770 or book online here for your first appointment

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