Andrell Bragg-Shaw is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois, and joined Counseling Associates in 2013. Andrell earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Rockford University (formerly Rockford College) in Anthropology-Sociology, with an emphasis in Criminal Justice. She also earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from National-Louis University (NLU). The NLU Master of Science in Counseling program is accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Andrell provides psychotherapy and supports for concerns related to stress, anxiety, self-esteem, grief, depression, and trauma. Andrell provides an empathetic therapeutic approach to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Andrell specializes in working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and maintains the requirements for a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP). She also specializes in working with survivors of sexual assault, having completed the certified sexual assault training and a clinical internship at Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling. Andrell has experience in working with older adults, the LGBTQIA population and those addressing eating disorders. Andrell’s counseling approach utilizes and mixture of cognitive-behavior, reality and person-centered therapeutic techniques. However, supports are focused on the specific needs of each individual. Andrell accepts most major medical insurance plans and Medicare. Appointments are 45-50 minutes in length and are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with both day and evening hours.