Andrea Bushala


has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Miami University with an emphasis in child development. She obtained her Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago with a dual specialization in School Social Work and Children and Families. Andrea works with children and families at The Theraplay Institute as well as Healing Space Therapy where she is the co-founder of the practice.  Additionally, she has experience in the public school system providing individual and group therapy for children ages 4-6. In her clinical work, Andrea uses a strength-based perspective, incorporating the learnings of trauma, brain development and attachment theory in her work. In 2019, Andrea completed a two year postgraduate fellowship in Infant and Parent Mental Health at University of Massachusetts/Boston with Ed Tronick.  In addition to Theraplay, Andrea is trained in Dyadic Developmental Psychology, sand tray, narrative work and art therapy techniques. Andrea is a Certified Theraplay Practitioner, Group Theraplay Trainer and Supervisor. She can be reached at [email protected]

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