Andrea holds a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and has extensive experience as an Early Childhood Mental Health Clinician. She specializes in effective responding to attachment and trauma, particularly focusing on children who have had caregiver losses and placement disruptions.
Andrea has worked overseas in orphanages and studied the effects of abuse, neglect and developmental trauma on children of various ages. She is a proud adoptive parent of a Haitian-Canadian child and has therefore experienced firsthand the unique challenges of parenting through adoption.
Andrea founded A Child’s Song as a result of her passion for supporting adoptive and foster families in developing strong parent child connections. She is committed to providing adoptive parents the tools they need to be therapeutic parents.
Andrea is an effective keynote speaker and workshop facilitator with extensive experience addressing a wide variety of audiences including parents, professionals and policy makers.