Andrea Epting is a practicing, Licensed Professional Counselor and psychotherapist in Savannah, Georgia specializing in process addictions (addictions that are not chemical/drug-based). She is also the host of the Direct Impact Podcast and mother of two teens. Her passion is helping teens and adults overcome many life challenges including addiction.
In this episode – done for The America Unchained Project – we talk about guarding kids against potential addiction.
You can find Andrea's Podcast at Direct Impact Podcast.
The book mentioned by Andrea – "Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked" by Adam Alter
Additional Books mentioned: "Glow Kids" by Nicholas Kardaras, PhD
"Dopamine Nation" by Dr. Anna Lembke
More about Andrea:
Andrea has been working in the field of Addiction and Mental Health with a total of 14 years of practice. She is a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (just to name a few!). She is a part of LPCA-GA (Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia), NAADAC (Association for Addiction Professionals), Georgia Addiction Counselor Association (GACA), and a member of emdria (EMDR International Association) and IITAP (International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals).
Andrea has been a private practitioner since 2007 where she provides professional counseling services for adults, adolescents, couples, and families, specializing in eating disorders, sexual dysfunctions and compulsivity, and trauma-initiated addiction. Additionally, she is the Founder and Managing Director of Heads-Up Guidance Services (HUGS). Andrea works with HUGS to provide collaborative services in the Savannah community. In 2018, Resolve Strategies was created to provide sought-after specialized services and workshops that will aggressively address trauma-induced process addictions.