Andrea Shipley, M.A. is currently serving Williamsville Wellness as the Mindfulness Based Life Coach. She received her Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California, where she also completed a year-long clinical residency. Before coming to Williamsville, she worked as a Wilderness Therapy field guide at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. Her love of nature stands out as she frequently holds coaching sessions outdoors, making use of the beautiful grounds at Williamsville. She is passionate when it comes to helping people increase their self-awareness and teaching healthy coping skills using mindfulness practices. Her work prepares people to find more peace in their present experience and cultivate more satisfaction as they move through difficult times. Her education in Psychology makes her a strong and knowledgeable advocate for the psychological work done by the Williamsville therapists.