“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” - Pema Chodron
The Anxiety Counselor as she is commonly referred to, Andrea Addington, MSW, RSW has a private practice in Moncton, N.B. where she specializes in counselling both Teens & Adults with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and panic as well as issues pertaining to low self-esteem and self-care counselling.
Andrea has an extensive background in the mental health field. Prior to opening her own private practice in June 2013, she spent many years working on both the Adult and Child/Adolescent Mental Health Units at the Moncton Hospital. She is a Certified Anxiety Specialist from the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists (NACBT). Andrea herself suffered with Anxiety from the early age of 6. She truly understands the agony that anxiety can cause and she has a real passion for helping other's learn to manage anxiety.
Andrea's approach is sincere, down-to-earth and compassionate. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy, Solution Focused, Narrative Therapy and more. Andrea is a member of the Alliance Professional of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists and the New Brunswick Association of Social Workers.