Andie DeSha is a licensed mental health counselor specializing in adolescents, teens, adults and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Bend, Oregon.
With experience working with individuals and families, and as a graduate of Oregon State University-Cascades specializing in adult and family therapy, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are family counseling, adolescents and teens, parenting support, grief and loss counseling, identity issues, life transitions, anxiety and depression, and child development.
In addition to being a mental health counselor, Andie is a licensed school counselor and has extensive experience supporting parents so they can advocate for their children and teens. She is committed to strengthening young people's character and resilience, building strong families and creating compassionate and positive school cultures.
Andie DeSha is an interactive, strength-based therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Education: MS, Master of Science-Counseling (Clinical Mental Health, School Counseling); Oregon State University-Cascades; Distinquished Student Award-Mental Health Counseling, OSU-Cascades
Licenses and Memberships: LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor, Oregon Board); Licensed School Counselor (Oregon Teaching Standards and Practices Commission); NCC, National Certified Counselor (National Board of Certified Counselors); Member of American Counseling Association (ACA); Oregon Counseling Association (ORCA); American School Counseling Association (ASCA); National Certified Counselors (NCC)
Certifications & Additional Training: Motivational interviewing (MI); Dialectical Behavioral Theory (DBT); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); suicide prevention and awareness; neurobiology of addiction; mindful approaches to learning differences and ADHD; child and adolescent development; parenting dynamics; neurobiology of trauma; gender identity; cultural competence.