Andrea Anderson Polk, LPC, NCC, MA
Andrea previously resided as both the president and vice president of Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors (NVLPC). She is a Certified, Registered Supervisor for the Virginia Board of Counseling to provide supervision for Resident in Counseling candidates pursuing licensure.
In addition to her professional and clinical training, Andrea holds a ministerial diploma and has a deep understanding of theology.
Andrea is a frequent speaker at national and local workshops, conferences, and retreats. In her therapeutic work, she takes a holistic approach addressing psychological, physical, and spiritual aspects of each client.
She is has recently published her first book, The Cuckoo Syndrome: The Secret To Breaking Free From Unhealthy Relationships, Toxic Thinking, and Self-Sabotaging Behavior. Her therapeutic work as a licensed clinician has inspired her book as she has spoken to hundreds, possibly thousands, of people about the subjects covered inside, all of which has motivated her on this journey.
Andrea is married to her husband and best friend, Dan, who shares her passion for Jesus and seeking the treasure in each and every person they meet.
**A fun fact about Andrea is that her Myers-Briggs type is INFJ, which makes up less than one percent of the population – making her personality type extremely rare!
Andrea has over a decade of clinical experience in private practice to help her clients in their personal journey of healing.
More recently, she launched an educational community centered around Illuminating Truth designed to bring together truth-seekers around the globe united in their search for authenticity, transformative healing, and meaningful life. Community members have access to information, resources, and tools – connecting them with one another and with inspiring thought leaders, subject matter experts, and motivating trailblazers.
American Counseling Association
National Board for Certified Counselors
Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors