About Uthymia

Meet your clinician

Andrea Dawson

Each person has a unique and compelling story, and I’m passionate about helping each one of them.

I am committed to supporting individuals struggling with mental health and life challenges by using evidence-based interventions in a supportive environment. My clients have diverse backgrounds and present with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, substance use, grief and loss, coping with illness, and existential concerns.

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My Approach

My approach to therapy is collaborative, warm, and non-judgmental, creating a safe space to explore. My role is to assist clients in creating thier personal road map towards improved mental health.

My methods include mindfulness, exploring root issues, and building on the client’s strengths. I am holistic and creative, seeking whatever solutions may work best for my client. We identify goals, look at the body-mind-spirit connection and ways to promote balance and resilience.

I draw on a variety of approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, Internal Family Systems, Psychodynamic, Trauma-informed, Acceptance and Commitment, and Mindfulness.

Why I love this work

I love the work of therapy because I love witnessing people flourish.

Whether it’s through creating a safe and validating space or sharing a heartfelt cry, I feel blessed to participate in my client’s healing journey.

What I want for you

I want you to experience the transformative power of the work of therapy. I desire for you to know yourself, recognize your progression, and be empowered by your strengths. I also want you to gain life changing resources and insights you can take with you that help you to be more equipped and fulfilled.

My background and personal interests

I earned my bachelor degree in Psychological Science from Griffith University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. I am currently completing a Master’s in Professional Psychology and working towards professional licensure.

I formed a strong interest in the mental health field as I worked and travelled throughout my 20s, leading to volunteer work with mental health and community charities. I supported people through housing uncertainty, mental health and addiction challenges and personal/family traumas.

In my spare time I enjoy traveling, experiencing nature, theatre, moving my body, and learning new things. I appreciate a good adventure and also enjoy quiet time with a good book and a cup of coffee. I am an absolute book worm and devour paperbacks and audiobooks as if my life depends on it.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma, Complex Trauma & PTSD
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Use
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress
  • Existential concerns
My Methods
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychedelic Integration & Education
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy

Favourite Quotes

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”

– Michelangelo

"When you know how to think, it empowers you far beyond those who only know what to think.”

– Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.”

– Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it, and embrace them."

– Rumi

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0401 234 445

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