Andrea Thompson is a provisionally licensed professional counselor who fills the role of a TIKES Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant in the Greater Baton Rouge Region. Andrea earned a master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College and bachelor’s degrees from McNeese State University. She has years of experience providing mental health services to young children, adolescents, adults, and families in various settings. Her combined experience in child welfare, functional family therapy and educational background have affirmed for her that early childhood mental health is the foundation of one’s life experiences. Andrea has a passion for working with young children and is committed to supporting a healthy social and emotional development in each child and addressing the needs of children and families.