Empower the community to thrive by providing holistic wellness services and opportunities in alignment with the Lawrence University mission.
Strengthen a culture of holistic well being.
M.S.W. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
J.D. Hamline University
Wisconsin Certified Clinical Social Worker
Andy has been with Lawrence University Counseling Services since January 2015. Prior to coming to Lawrence, Andy transitioned from a legal career to the field of mental health, working most recently in human services with an emphasis on crisis intervention.
Andy earned her master’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a clinical concentration in behavioral and physical health. She earned a law degree from Hamline University School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota; and bachelor’s degrees in psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz and sociology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
When working with students, Andy uses a humanistic, person-centered approach to change that recognizes an individual’s unique strengths as a whole person, helps them to find meaningful solutions to their challenges, and empowers them to identify and accomplish their goals. Andy especially enjoys working with students challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, identity, and relationships, as well as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, first generation students, introverted, and highly sensitive individuals. In all of her work, Andy endeavors to join with students as they seek to improve their overall well-being, strengthen resilience, and find meaning in their lives.
In her spare time, Andy enjoys reading, writing, gardening, road trips, and spending time at home with her partner and their two dogs.
I officially joined the Lawrence Community in 2015. I have been practicing as a Licensed Practical Nurse since 2001 in a variety of different settings. I thrive on high energy and fast paced environments. Most of my career, I have worked in larger population settings with a diverse group of patients. I love getting to know and connecting with our students. My primary goals are to teach self-care and educate students how to understand and manage their health care. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, music, and traveling.
B.S.W. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
M.S.W. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Wisconsin Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker #130253-121
I have a Master’s Degree in social worker from The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Before joining the Lawrence community, I worked for a local non-profit as a victim advocate. I have a passion for working with survivors of trauma and have extensive training in this area. My clinical focus is warm, eclectic, and person centered and I focus on meeting each person exactly as they are. Other clinical areas of interest include, working with people of color, working with the LGBTQ+ community, anxiety work and overall mental wellness. In my time away from work, I enjoy being with family and friends, crafting, volunteering, reading, being outdoors, and playing with my puppy.
BA, Carthage College (Social Work)
MA, University of Minnesota (Social Work)
Wisconsin Certified Clinical Social Worker
Rachel Hart is a Licensed Clinical Social worker. She has over twenty years of experience practicing social work in a wide variety of settings. She has focused on mental health and counseling for the past 13 years. She also has a specialty certification in counseling those with Substance Use Disorders to support those struggling with addictions. Promoting balance and overall wellness on campus is her focus. Her primary goal as a counselor is to build trust and determine what approaches will fit best with each individuals past experiences, world view and goals. An integrated approach has helped her to work with a wide range of issues with a particular interest in managing anxiety, addressing and de-stigmatizing depression, creating healthy relationships, integrating mindfulness into everyday life and coping with grief and loss.
I joined the Lawrence community in 2017, I worked for a local non- profit health and counseling clinic as an advocate for the Latino community. Dedicated to assisting Lawrence students to develop healthy wellness habits to succeed on and off campus.
I enjoy, riding my cruiser, going on adventures and being with my family.