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Licensed  Clinical  Social  Worker


Adrea is available to meet virtually with those currently in Kentucky

Clients I love to work with:

  • Adoptees

  • Bio/Birth Family

  • MPE / NPE

Therapeutic Modalities I love to integrate:

  • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Solution Focused Therapy


Andrea Coates, LCSW

  • Adoptees

  • Bio/Birth Family Search & Reunion

  • Misattributed Parentage Experience (MPE) / Non-Paternal Event (NPE)

  • Adults & Adolescents

  • Trauma Informed Care


Andrea is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Kentucky where she received her MSW from the Univeristy of Kentucky. In addition to her 17+ years of experience in the field of mental health, she has also spent the last six years assisting adult adoptees and those experiencing MPE/NPE as a volunteer DNA search angel. This work has increased her awareness of the nuances and dynamics of search, reunion, secondary rejection, and the complexity of searching for identity while attempting to maintain relationships within the adoptive family/family of origin. 

Andrea employs an integrative therapeutic approach, utilizing elements of client centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, emotion focused therapy, and solution focused therapy, all from a trauma informed lens. 

Blogs by Andrea ...

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