Ms. Andrea Lankford is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and provides psychotherapy at Mindwell Psychology to children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has roughly ten years of experience providing support for individuals with varying mental health needs, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem/self-image difficulties, eating disorders, trauma, and postpartum adjustment. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Ms. Lankford is passionate about providing client-centered and strengths-based services to those she is working with, utilizing cognitive behavioral and solution-focused therapies.
- George Mason University: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
- George Mason University: Masters of Social Work, Clinical Track
- Northern Virginia Family Service (first year)
- Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute (clinical year)
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Ms. Lankford has worked in a variety of settings, including hospitals, emergency services, residential, crisis stabilization centers, and community settings. Not only has she provided direct care to individuals in these settings, she has also worked in administrative/Leadership roles for the past several years, giving her a unique clinical perspective and approach. She has extensive experience with risk assessment, crisis intervention, and de-escalation, as well as providing psychoeducation and support to clients and families experiencing crises. Ms. Lankford has also been providing clinical supervision toward licensure for masters-level clinicians seeking licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia for several years.
- Individual psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults.
- Family and couples therapy.
- Mood Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders
- Social Skills
- Stress and Adjustment Difficulties
- Relationship/Family Problems
Ms. Lankford utilizes a variety of evidence-based approaches, all individualized to each client or family’s needs. She works from a strength-based, holistic approach and believes in providing support to the entire family unit and/or support system to help her clients succeed. In addition, Ms. Lankford utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness in her work with clients. She is passionate about providing client-centered care, approaching treatment through the lens of the client and ensuring that they are at the center of their treatment.
Ms. Lankford enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter at their home in Northern Virginia or exploring local parks. She enjoys going for long walks, hiking, traveling, and camping in parks along the Eastern Shore.
Contact MindWell today to schedule a consultation with Ms. Lankford.