Dr. Andrea Washington

FAVORITE QUOTE: It all boils down to knowing that it is not where one lives; it is how one lives that counts!

Andrea Washington, Ed.D., LCSW

As a seasoned social worker, counselor and researcher I bring a myriad of heartfelt and exciting experiences, which enhance my knowledge base and service delivery. I have over 25 post master’s years of practice on the mezzo/macro levels providing mental health services in various settings and with numerous culturally diverse populations and family systems. Currently, I am a psychotherapist with a mental health agency called: Healing, Empowering, Learning Professionals. I absolutely love what I do.

As a highly skilled and supportive therapist, I will assist you with moving beyond traumatic experiences, challenges and un-resolve conflict through personalized evidenced based therapeutic intervention.

I have years of practice providing mental health services in various settings and with numerous culturally diverse populations, orientations/genders, ages and family systems.  If you are ready to focus on recovery and move in a healthy, more fulfilling and positive direction, please do not hesitate to make an appointment.  I look forward to our working together toward achieving your goals.

A Little About Me:

  • Sewing/fashion design
  • Decorating
  • Spending quality time with family and friends
  • Hiking
  • Story telling

Research Interest

My desire for researching began as a graduate student at Howard University in Washington D.C. While enrolled as a doctoral student at Howard studying Urban/criminology and medical sociology, I researched the psychological effects of Breast Cancer in African American Women, and environmental injustice. My doctoral research at Argosy University explored the relationship between violent aggressive behavior, victimization, attitudes on death and risk-taking behavior on urban African American males. In addition to my previous research, I am interested in investigating the historical and depressive issues as they relate to current day African American Women issues.


Licensed Clinical Social Worker


  • Argosy University/Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago IL – 2014, Doctorate Degree (Ed.D) in Counseling Psychology: Concentration: Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP) Accredited
  • Howard University, Washington, DC – 2002, Ph.D. Candidate in Medical and Urban Sociology
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, IL. – 1988, Master’s Degree – School Social Work, Administration and Policy Studies
  • George Williams College, Downers Grove, IL – 1980, Bachelor’s Degree – Applied Behavioral Science Minor: English and Art

Specialty Areas

  • Mind, Body, Sprit Counseling and Development
  • Women’s Issues
  • Depression
  • Trauma and Violence



(773) 819-5504




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