407 E 2nd Ave Ste 250 Spokane WA 99202 | (509) 315-9776

Andrea Griechen

Andrea Griechen MS, LMHC, SUDP

Pronouns: She/Her

License & Certifications

  • Licensed Mental health Counselor
  • Substance Use Disorder Professional

Population Specialty

  • Teens (15+)
  • Adults

Treatment Specialty

  • Depression
  • Trauma/EMDR
  • Anxiety

Specialty Training

  • Substance Abuse
  • EMDR

Population Ally

  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Immuno-Disorders
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open-Relationships/Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sex-Worker allied
  • Transgender Allied

About Andrea

Andrea earned a masters degree in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelors degree in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Chemical Dependency  from Eastern Washington University. She is a licensed in the State of Washington as a Mental Health counselor and a Substance Use Disorder Professional.

Andrea uses a Psychodynamic Attachment-Based approach with elements of Internal Family System (IFS), and Positive Psychology. She believes how we learn and experience attachments to beginning in early childhood throughout our adulthood shape our way of being. Generally we don't recognize how these attachments have impacted our ability to get needs met (or unmet.) Understanding these patterns, and working to change our way of getting needs met, is an important part in helping a person find their successful path. Andrea helps by listening to her client's story, providing psychoeducation and teaching coping skills to reduce the overall problem.

Andrea's areas of specialty are:

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual-Diagnosis: Substance Use & Mental Health Disorders
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • School Issues
  • Sleep and Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

A Message from Andrea

Andrea received her master degree in clinical psychology from Eastern Washington University in 2013. Andrea has a broad range of experience working with teens and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, substance use, bipolar or schizophrenia. Prior to working at the Center for Solace, Andrea worked alongside our local and national native youth to improve their mental health and reduce their substance use. Andrea believes that diversity is beautiful and important.

Andrea has lived in Spokane for over 20 years. She has two adult children. When she is not at work, she is gardening, relaxing with her partner and family, or at local sporting events.