Andrea Parsons, LCSW

EMDR Therapist in Berkeley, CA

Elissa Crandall, LMFT

Meet Andrea: Hello! I have been a licensed clinical social worker since 2006 having received my MSW from Columbia University in the City of New York and my undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. My interest in human behavior was sparked during my intro to psychology class. I remain as intrigued by it today as I did back then. My professional career includes providing services in corporate settings as well as outpatient, inpatient and forensic environments.

My EMDR Therapy Specialties in Berkeley:

I specialize in working with teens (16 years and older) and adults on the following issues:

  • PTSD and complex trauma
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues

I am welcoming of all cultural backgrounds and am LGBTQIA+ affirming.

What drew me to this work: The expression of depression and anxiety due to relational dynamics where one feels less than or as if they don’t belong. I find it incredibly rewarding when clients regain their sense of worth and belonging in this world. You DO matter! Helping you identify the source of your stress which allows you to change patterns of engagement that no longer serve you. When stress takes over it has a way of shrinking one’s life to the point where work dominates one’s thinking. Clients will feel too depleted to do much else and one’s physical and emotional health suffers. I can help you return to a life that feels meaningful and balanced.

My style: Warm, engaged, relational, evidence-based.

Services I offer: I currently offer online video counseling using EMDR for residents of California.


Phone: (510) 214-3172



Andrea Parson’s Credentials: 

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (#26754)
  • Columbia University Master of Science in Health, Mental Health and Disabilities
  • Florida Telehealth Provider (TPSW1995)
  • University of Massachusetts Bachelors of Arts in Psychology
  • Fully trained in EMDR

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Andrea Parsons is Available For Therapy in Berkeley and via Online Counseling

Andrea Parsons, LCSW and Evergreen Counseling serve Berkeley, Oakland, and the surrounding areas such as Albany, El Cerrito, Alameda and San Francisco.

We’re also near the campus of UC Berkeley and are available for students and faculty.

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