I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor specializing in working with adults and adolescents with a wide spectrum of anxiety and mood disorders. I am the founder of ABC Therapy and ABC Yoga in Lexington, KY.
As a believer of mind-body integration, I include exposure and response prevention methods with established cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based techniques throughout treatment. I focus on a goal-directed treatment and believe in empowering clients to live more satisfying lives. I am interested in a holistic model to health and wellness and believe the path to healing is different for every person. I am also a certified therapeutic yoga instructor and offer this compliment to therapy to clients.
Andrea Bozja MA, EdM, LPCC
Andrea attended Emory University for her undergraduate degree in Psychology. There she conducted research in a psychotherapy lab that investigated the causes and assessment of personality disorders and traits and scientific thinking and its application to psychology. She also was a research assistant at the world renowned Yerkes Laboratory where she studied inferencing in rhesus macaques.
For her graduate degree she attended Columbia University in New York and received a Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and a Master of Education in Psychological Counseling.
Andrea completed her internship at the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy in Manhattan, NY. There she specialized in working with anxiety disorders, in particular the varying forms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
After her undergraduate career Andrea also received her teaching degree in English as a Second Language, English 8-12 grades, and General Studies 4-8. After spending several years teaching at an underserved school system in Texas, she decided to pursue her graduate degree in psychological counseling.
Andrea started practicing yoga as a senior in high school. After continuing her personal practice for several years, she discovered the powerful role the principles of yoga can play in one’s life, and decided to implement the mind-body awareness techniques popularized by yoga with her 6th and 7th grade students while teaching in Houston, TX. Through this experience, she was able to witness the tangible benefits of increasing a child’s mind-body awareness, and she was driven to deepen her scholastic understanding of the topic through her graduate coursework in psychological counseling. Andrea received her yoga teaching certification at the Asheville Yoga Studio and now shares the transformational benefits of the practice with others.