Andrea is a Psychotherapist, a writer and a speaker whose unique brand of doing all three brings one central focus: Authenticity. For example, her consultations and executive coaching efforts assist upper managers with Authentic Leadership, and her Effective Communication presentations teach participants how to communicate from the Authentic Self. Her Inspirational and Motivational topics all direct participants to their own authenticity, so that they may find inner wings and learn to fly. Her books teach readers how to live authentically from both a psychological and spiritual base, and in her Psychotherapy practice she assists her clients in finding and living the Authentic Self.
She has over 24 years experience as a Professional Trainer and Motivational Speaker having come from both a clinical and a management background. Commonly selected topics in Corporate Training include: Stress Management, Leadership Development (Authentic Leadership), Team Development, Conflict Resolution, Effective Communication, Personality Types and Teams, Diversity Training, Talent Management and more--all designed to meet the needs of your organization. Commonly selected Motivational and Inspirational Topics include: Authentic Living, Authentic Relationships, Raising Your Flag, Living Your Dream, Metamorphosis, The Mystic Journey and more.
As an NBCC approved provider of Continuing Education, Andrea also provides a Home Study, entitled "The Soul of Therapy," for 21 contact hours and offers training in several different topics of Counselor Education.
With almost 30 years experience in the Mental Health/Human Services field providing and supervising others in the provision of therapy, Andrea Mathews provides therapy to adults and adolescents, families and couples,for a wide variety of diagnoses and issues, including supportive therapy for alternative relationships and GLBT issues.
Andrea is the author of two published books with a third coming out in 2013.
Speaker and Corporate Trainer for over 25 years (professional)
Andrea has been speaking to both small and large groups on a variety of topics for over 25 years.
Andrea has 30 years' experience in the mental health field, the last 15 in a thriving private practice. As a speaker she combines the unique and keen insight she has gained over these years, with her talent as a leader to bring powerful, even profound new ways of living to her audiences.
Radio Host (professional)
For the past four years, since July 2008, Andrea has hosted the talk radio show called Authentic Living, on which she has interviewed some of the world's most profound and prolific authors, speakers and entertainers, including Marianne Williamson, Rosanne Cash, Tom Shadyac, Neale Donald Walsch, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Larry Dossey, and many others who have also been interviewed by Oprah.
University of Alabama at Birmingham: MA, Counseling 1991
Judson College: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Sociology/Psychology 1972
Judson College: BA, Sociology/Psychology 1972
University of Alabama at Birmingham: Masters in Counseling, Counseling 1991
- American Counseling Association
- Association for Humanistic Psychology
- Association for Transpersonal Psychology
- Alabama Counseling Association
- Friends of Jung, South
- National Association of Professional Women
- National Association for Female Executives
- Past President of the Alabama Alcohol and Drug Association
Billie Page, Circulation Coordinator | Hoover Public Library, Stress Management: Circulatory Stress
“The workshop that was conducted at the Hoover Public Library entitled Circulatory Stress was excellent. The information provided in this workshop was insightful, practical and very useful for everyday situations that confront circulation managers. Andrea Mathews' style of delivery kept the entire group attentive and energized about the program. I especially appreciate the way she is able to interact with the group and help them to realize how this information can be helpful to each of them as they go back to their respective libraries. The Circulatory Stress Workshop would be beneficial to anyone in the library profession.”
Amanda Jackson, Director | Gadsden Public Library, Team Effectiveness
"The employees were very pleased with the workshop and many had plans to implement your suggestions into their own lives. I feel like things are definitely better here and we are working more effectively as a team. Thanks for all your help."
Deborah Fout, Director, Homewood Public Library | Alabama State Library Association Winter MiniConference, Customer Service AS Team Effectiveness
"We were delighted with your reviews and I'm sure that we will use you again."
Beverly Lanzetta, PhD, Author of "Emerging Heart: Global Spirituality and the Sacred" and "Radical Wisdom." | Authentic Living Show Interview
"Andrea Mathews is a gifted interviewer who quickly becomes in the process, a fellow traveler on the spiritual quest. An astute thinker, her close reading of my book allowed a rich exchange of ideas and a lively dialogue that would not have occurred without her insightful questions. Time spent with Andrea is thought-provoking and uplifting."
Don Goewrey, Director ProAttitude, Author of "Mystic Cool." | Authentic Living Show Interview
"Andrea Mathews of Authentic Living is a wonderful host. She is skillful at creating a relaxed atmosphere out of which a conversation flows, allowing so much more to be revealed. It's the rare quality in a host that makes a good show great. Her own authenticity and wisdom is also quite apparent, making her show feel honest and real. I would imagine her listeners find much inspiration from the programs she presents."
Event Appearances (1)
The Law of Attraction: The Soul's Answer To Why It Isn't Working and How It Can
Four Purposes of Life Conference Association for Research and Enlightenment, Virginia Beach, VA
Sample Talks (1)
Learn how to become an authentic leader, bringing the bottom-line to reality by making everything else that happens above it authentic. Learn how to develop integral responsibility, how to become a relationship adept, how to be transparent without revealing your personal life and how to develop the unique approach to leadership called power balancing. This one is only for those who are serious about becoming a real leader, rather than just someone who sits in the chair of a leader.
- Workshop Leader
- Author Appearance
- Corporate Training