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Andrew Wilson
PCI

Hi there! I'm Andrew—a native of Northern Ireland who now calls Colorado home (the U.S. is the fourth country I have lived in!). I have also lived in Germany and England, and I loved being immersed in other cultures (especially when food is involved). I am grateful for how my global experiences have given me perspective on the lives of people from diverse backgrounds and how their experiences have shaped them.

 

So how did this wee Irish fella end up in the U.S.? Well, the things we do for love! I love to learn and I am curious about anything new, including getting to know new people and hearing their stories. My counseling journey began at a young age as I interacted with individuals with mental-health challenges and served as caregiver to a parent with traumatic brain injury. As a young adult who saw the mental-health struggles many were experiencing, I knew that I needed to be part of the solution.

As a therapist, I want to create a space in which people can feel seen and safe to be their authentic selves. I look forward to working with you and being part of your well-being journey.

Identity

Do you feel like you just don’t fit the stereotypes, familial traits, or societal or cultural expectations others might have? Being part of a fringe population can present lots of challenges, whether you’re an immigrant (like myself!), a minority, part of the LGBTQIA+ community, a refugee, or just a person who doesn’t feel like you belong. I enjoy helping people discover how their unique perspectives can help them become confident and bold in who they are.

Teens

Being a teenager is hard. What makes it harder are external expectations and pressure to conform when all you might want to do is be yourself! Teenage years can be some of the most exciting times ... but also some of the most difficult. I enjoy walking through those tough times, navigating the complexities we find ourselves in, and showing teenagers that they have the strength to face whatever comes next. I strive to be a safe space where someone can be completely themselves—in all their unique and wonderful ways.

Trauma

When we experience trauma—in all its forms—we can feel as if we’re moving through our days with no hope. But traumatic events do not have to define us. We can work toward understanding and freedom, processing the grief that often walks hand-in-hand with trauma and transforming the harm into fuel for our future. As someone who grew up during conflict on a national scale, I understand the direct impact trauma has. And I know how processing those difficulties out in the light brings hope—even if that hope may just be a faint glimmer at the start of your journey. 

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Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting.

- T.H. White

As someone who has always felt like they don’t quite fit into a box or stereotype, my interests might seem rather random! From Harry Potter to LEGO to Art to Fashion to sewing (someday I’d like to be designing and creating my own clothes!), to finding the most random music…the list goes on. I am a lover of learning about any and everything, which most likely contributes to constantly finding a new interest! I also happen to be an animal lover thanks to being married to an animal whisperer who would one day like us to have a rescue taking in any and every animal (I’d like a highland cow personally!).

How I Help

I know that people have the inner strength and solutions to address the challenges they face, sometimes we just need someone to come along and help guide us to the clarity and solutions we have within. Each person is different, so customizing what works for you is always the first place we’ll start. This might mean being more solution-focused, introducing mindfulness techniques, understanding your past and present, and so much more. Most importantly, I want you to know you are not alone.

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