Andrea Mathews

Freelance Writer & Editor

Location:Trussville, Alabama, United States
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Andrea Mathews
2112 11th Ave. So., Suite 218
Birmingham, AL 35205


30 years experience in the mental health field combined with almost 25 years as a writer and speaker yields a unique ability to communicate difficult subjects into applicable language.

Work History
1986-Present: Writer: Author of 2 books, several articles and a blog on Psychology Today Magazine online, several curricula written both contractually and in-house for different corporations and educational institutions, web content, brochures, copy, proposals, and editor of two small literary presses. .
1986-Present: Trainer/Speaker: Provide both in-house and contractual training for corporations and the public on a variety of topics. . Write all curricula for training and Powerpoint programs.
1997-Present: Private Practice: Offering counseling, consulting, writing and speaking on a number of mental health, spiritual and corporate issues. .
2003-2010: American Institute of Holistic Theology: Writer of curricula (150 courses), marketing materials and catalog.
2008-Present: VoiceAmerica: Radio Host. .
Own and provide weekly radio show speaking on various topics and interviewing the world’s most profound and prolific bestselling authors. Wrote all programming, interviews, press releases, marketing materials.
1996-1997: PsychPartners: Clinical Director:
Developing mental health and addiction centers from ground up. Wrote curriculum and policy and procedure.
1995-1996: Bradford Health: Clinical Consultant/Director
Providing staff direction and quality assurance. Wrote curriculum and policy and procedure.
1989-1995: Alethia House: Program Director/Clinical Director
Started as Family Therapist, promoted to Program Director and Clinical Director. Provided staff direction, clinical supervision and program development. Wrote curricula accepted agency-wide.
1987-1989: Engle Psychiatric Day Treatment: Counselor
Provided individual and group therapy as well as didactic classes for seriously mentally ill. Wrote curricula.
1986-1987: Progressive Farmer Magazine: Traffic
Provided layout, copy, and organization for advertising department. Wrote copy.
1985-1986: Aura Literary/Arts Magazine: Editor
Editorial decision, design, layout and publication of award-winning magazine.
1979-1985: Unemployed to raise my two children.
1976-1979: Department of Human Resources: Social Worker
Provided social services to protective service clients and children.
1974-1976: Freedom House: Counselor
Provided Counseling services to adolescent clients in a free clinic setting.
1973-1974: Goodwill Industries: Personnel Director
Provided employment and training services to physically and mentally challenged employees in sheltered workshop setting. Wrote job descriptions and policy and procedure.
Licenses and Certificates
Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Counseling Supervisor, National Certified Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors Approved Provider of Continuing Education.
1972 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology/Psychology, Judson College
1991 Masters Degree in Agency Counseling, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
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