Andria Kohler, ACMHC
Andria started working in the mental health field in 2002. She pursued her masters in counseling graduating in 2005. Since then she has explored a variety of roles which include direct therapy, crisis intervention, and administrative work, specializing mostly with youth and eating disorders. In her 20 years of working in the field, she has worked in multiple roles at a residential facility as well: direct care, direct therapy, recovery coaching, admissions, and utilization review. She began to notice her love to work with adolescents while in college volunteering for several opportunities as a youth mentor.
Andria utilizes CBT, DBT, IFS, EMDR, motivational interviewing, experiential therapy, yoga, and expressive art therapy in the work she does with her kids at Youth Care. Her hope is to help each adolescent understand the way they think and the way they feel while separating their behaviors from their true sense of self, diminishing unnecessary feelings of guilt and shame. She hopes to help them reframe the way they see themselves-gaining value and self-respect which will also help how they perceive their relationships and the world and further impact their decision making. She wants each adolescent that she works with to develop more compassion for themselves and others and hopes they receive clarity in their choices. “The gateway to change comes first from understanding and compassion.”
Andria enjoys keeping herself busy as she holds a second job as a fitness coach and yoga instructor. She loves to learn and explore new things whether it be a new hobby, learning a new therapy model, or exploring a new area. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, salsa dancing, exercising, yoga, hiking, cooking, and spending time with her family/friends and her two pups.