HI, I'M ANDREA
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over two decades of experience helping others as they have coped with the complexities of grief and loss, illness and end of life, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, caregiving, and difficult life transitions. Throughout my career, I have worked in children's hospitals, as a hospice grief counselor, and as a psychotherapist in private practice. These experiences have taught me about the power of human resiliency and adaptation in the face of life's most difficult circumstances, and I consider it a privilege to be of support to others through that process.
While I am committed to life-long learning and professional development, I approach my work, first and a foremost, as a fellow human being. I value authenticity, kindness, integrity, compassion, connection, and growth, and I bring these values into the work that I do. I strive to live each day by the philosophy that we are here to learn, grow, connect and care for each other. I fundamentally believe in concepts of equity and social justice, and I am committed to ongoing reflection and learning to continue working towards a better world for all marginalized and oppressed people.
Apart from my work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, sipping coffee, catching the sunrise, hiking, being in nature, and listening to music... especially live music.
EDUCATION & LICENSURE
Bachelor of Arts, Double Major: Psychology, Philosophy - University of Delaware (1996)
Master of Social Work - Florida's State University (1998)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Association of Social Work Boards (2001)
North Carolina Clinical Social Work License - #C006264
1998-2001: Clinical Social Worker, All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL
2002-2008: Clinical Social Worker, A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE
2008-2013: Clinical Social Worker, Duke Hospital Pediatrics, Durham, NC
2013-2020: Grief Counselor & Program Director for Child and Family Bereavement, Duke Hospice Bereavement, Durham, NC
2018-present: Psychotherapist in Private Practice, Andrea P. Bowen, PLLC, Raleigh/Durham, NC
2020-present: PRN Grief Counselor, Duke Hospice Bereavement, Durham, NC
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)
Pro Bono Counseling Network (PBCN)
ACT at Duke Monthly Community Discussion Group
Trauma Care Collaborative, Orange County Rape Crisis Center
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 2-day Intensive (Daniel Moran, PhD, PESI)
ACT Immersion (Steven Hayes, PhD, Praxis)
Prolonged Grief Disorder Treatment, Level II (Center for Prolonged Grief, NY)
Cognitive Processing Therapy (MUSC)
Clinical Social Work Supervisor Certificate, NC-NASW
Subtle Yoga for Behavioral Health Professionals (MAHEC)
Current enrollment: Complex Trauma Certification Training, Level 1 and 2 (Janina Fisher, PhD, PESI)
Sunrise, Hilton Head Island
Post-Float in Savannah
Pisgah National Forest
"Life is a balance between holding on and letting go."