I am a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice located in Marianna, FL. I also work with Florida Therapy Services (providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, families) and Salus Behavioral Health/Senior Psych Solutions (providing therapy to nursing home residents). I relocated to Marianna, FL in 8/06 after living and working in Philadelphia, PA for 16 years. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1994 and Masters in Social Work in 1999, both from the University of Pennsylvania. I received my Masters in Nursing in 2013 from the University of South Alabama. I was licensed as a social worker in 1999, was licensed as a clinical social worker in 2003, and was licensed as an advanced registered nurse practitioner in 2014. Before I received my Masters, I served as an intake worker and research technician for an outpatient drug and alcohol facility at the University of Pennsylvania. Since receiving my Masters degree, I have worked with several private and public non-profit social service and mental health agencies in Pennsylvania including Women’s Resource Center, Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment, TACCT (Teaching Adults and Children through Counselor and Training), the Consortium, Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems, Family Service Association of Bucks County, and WES Health Centers.
I have a Certificate in Brief Treatment from Bryn Mawr University in Pennsylvania.
As an African-American woman and a first generation Nigerian-American, I am especially sensitive to cultural issues. My focus in working with clients is to help them gain and maintain control in their lives despite past or present issues and circumstances, and to deal with those issues appropriately. To this end, I use a variety of therapeutic theoretical approaches as suits the particular clients that I am working with, including cognitive-behavioral, family systems, structural, psychodynamic, solution-focused, supportive, and strategic. I also provide psychiatric medication management services.
I am a single mother and live in Marianna, FL with my daughter.
PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATES
Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker #SW85351
Florida Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner #ARNP9308448
Alabama Registered Nurse #1-126593
http://www.andemtherapy.com Psychotherapy/counseling on a variety of issues online, via phone, and in-person with Margaret Andem, ARNP, LCSW. Also provide psychiatric medication management.
My focus in working with clients is to help clients gain and maintain control of themselves and their lives despite present and past obstacles, stresses, and trauma.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to my private practice. I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner and licensed clinical social worker who sees children, adolescents and adults in individual, couples, family, and group therapy. I also provide psychiatric medication management services and run psychoeducational groups. I have been working as a therapist since 1999 in Philadelphia, PA and relocated to Marianna, FL in August 2006. My experience includes work with depression, bipolar disorder, suicide, self-mutilation, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, adjustment disorders, personality disorders, drug and alcohol, family issue, parenting issues, relationship issues, family issues, childhood issues, trauma issues, abuse issues, loss/grief/bereavement issues, women’s issues, self-esteem issues, self-image issues, codependency and dependency issues, anger management, stress management, time management, life skills, work issues, employee assistance programs, and case management among other issues. I also have experience working with dual diagnosis clients (those with mental health and addiction issues). I work with some insurance and also see clients without insurance on a sliding scale fee. There are day, evening, and weekend hours available. I can usually schedule appointments within a couple of days to a week after the initial telephone call.
I see clients in person as well as via telephone and online/internet modes. I accept most insurances and charge fees for those who do not have insurance. Reduced fees are available for clients based on income and situation.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or refer anyone to me who is looking for a therapist. If you are interested in having groups run at my office or in the community, I would be more than happy to do so. I look forward to working with everyone in the community.
With warmest regards,
Margaret Andem, ARNP, LCSW