Andrea Forlina, LCSW
Pronouns - She/her/hers
Location - Denver / Teletherapy
Andrea is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides children ages 3 to 11 individual therapy. She also works regularly with parents and caregivers, which she believes is an essential part of therapy for children. Parents can receive coaching/support and can be included in sessions with their child.
(CO Access) Medicaid, UBH/Optum/United, (CCHA) Medicaid, Cofinity/DHMP, , (CHP+) Medicaid, Tricare, Aetna, (RMHP) Medicaid, BrightHealth, United/Optum EAP, Evernorth (formerly known as Cigna) EAP, Evernorth (formerly known as Cigna)
Parents can receive coaching/support and can be included in sessions with their child. Andrea uses a play therapy method called Experiential Play Therapy (EPT) and uses Internal Family Systems (IFS) as appropriate. Play for children is essential to their growth, development, learning, and cultivating relationships.
Research shows that play therapy is an effective treatment approach. During play therapy sessions, children process their thoughts and feelings and are more able to communicate their inner world through the language of play. Furthermore, parents/caregivers who partner with Andrea are empowered to make shifts that are helpful to their child and the whole family. The healing journey is an honor for Andrea to go on with her clients.
- Children 3-5
- Children 5+
- Child Behavior Problems
- Anger Management
- Life Transitions
- Caregiver Support
- Divorce/ High Conflict Family
- Parent/Child Reunification
- Sexual Abuse
- Play Therapy
- Internal Family Systems(IFS)
- Art Therapy
Past Work Experience
Andrea has been working as a private practice therapist for children since 2016. She worked as a child and adolescent therapist for 16 years at a community mental health center in the Denver Metro area. She also worked as a caseworker at a county Department of Human Services for 3 years.
Education & Licensure
- Master of Social Work from the University of Denver, Denver, CO
- Bachelor of Science in Biology from Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado (#12)
- Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (#S1902)
- Certified Experiential Play Therapist Supervisor (#26)
- Internal Family Systems (IFS) - Level 1 training