Mental Health Social Worker - Andrea Boyd | Townsville Andrea is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with a passion for helping people find solutions to their difficulties through fun, non-judgemental and collaborative approaches. Andrea has a Bachelor of Social Work from James Cook University. She has experience working with children and families in non-government, private practice and school settings for a wide range of presentations, including family breakdown, specific phobias, trauma, anger, anxiety, depression, grief and loss and interpersonal difficulties. Andrea has a sound understanding of neurodevelopmental difficulties, including ADHD and ASD, and is passionate about supporting parents in understanding and supporting their children. She is passionate about building confidence and skills for parents in understanding and co-regulating their children. Andrea says she enjoys teaching parents emotion coaching techniques and feels she provides a non-judgemental and collaborative approach to behaviour change. She enjoys creating a flexible and creative work environment with clients and their families where they feel safe to engage in the therapeutic process. Andrea prides herself on building a strong therapeutic alliance with clients and enjoys helping them find solutions to their difficulties in a fun and client centred way. She wants clients to feel empowered to independently self-manage their emotions and behaviours and be confident in implementing the strategies they have practiced in sessions. She strives to promote help seeking behaviour across the lifespan. Andrea is the proud owner a Therapy Dog in Training who she says brings a new sense of excitement into the therapy space and assists clients to better engage in sessions and meet their goals. Frankie is a Cavoodle and will be completing her Therapy Dog accreditation in the near future.