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Dr. Mary Ann Andrade-Bekker (PsyD, LCPC)
Staff Therapist/Primary Student Supervisor

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Dr. MaryAnn Andrade-Bekker is a Chicana born and raised on the Southeast side of Chicago. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of St. Francis. She obtained her Master of Arts in Counseling and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. She completed her predoctoral internship (APPIC) from the IPAPIC Consortium, focusing on chronic mental illness, neurodiversity, mood disorders, trauma, and grief. She wrote her dissertation on the formation of ethnic identity and social interest in American Indian peoples.

 Dr. Andrade-Bekker has practiced in various locations before TenaCity Psychological Services. In her formative years, she worked at the Will County Health Department in the Forensics Unit for her diagnostic assessment practicum, the University of St. Francis Counseling Center for her counseling practicum, and community group practices in the south and north suburbs of Chicago. She has worked with children, teenagers, adults, and older adults from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. She has experience working with individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness, depressive and anxiety disorders, trauma, neurodiversity, LGBTQAA+ populations, grief, oncology issues, alcohol and substance abuse, and life transitions. She has also mentored and supervised Masters-level students for over a decade.

 Dr. Andrade-Bekker utilizes trauma-informed care and a brief solutions-focused approach in her treatment. She conceptualizes from an Adlerian psychology and systems perspective, as she believes that people are affected in many different circles of individuals, cultures, infrastructures, and experiences. She provides a safe environment for her clients to discuss sensitive issues and tailor treatment to the individualized needs of her clients. Dr. Andrade-Bekker empowers and advocates for her clients, as she believes people are wired for connection and are strengthened through the community.

Outside of her clinical work, Dr. Andrade-Bekker enjoys running, weightlifting, reading, writing, knitting, exploring spiritual practices, and caring for her fur and water babies. 

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