Andrea is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and Washington, D.C. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and received her Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work with a focus on Child and Family Mental Health from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Andrea is currently certified as a Child-Centered Play Therapist, a Foundational Level Theraplay Practitioner, and is Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S). Andrea has received specialized training in several play-based assessment and treatment models for traumatized children and youth including the Extended Play-Based Developmental Assessment ; Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; Boundary Project Assessment and Treatment Program; Trauma-Focused Integrative Play Therapy, and the Marshack Interactional Method, an assessment protocol used by Theraplay providers. In addition, she has had extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, expressive therapies including art, sand, and play therapy interventions.
Andrea Driggs McLeod has experience working with children and families in a variety of settings including the child welfare system, the school setting, and private therapy settings. Andrea facilitates both individual and group therapy centered on a variety of social, emotional, and academic challenges including those experiencing anxiety, depression, anger management, behavioral difficulties, trauma, and loss.