A Dwelling Place Counseling offers many different services for counseling. We understand that when seeking a counselor, it is often challenging to know what to look for.  Andrea’s education and training come from Strengths and Narrative Therapy perspectives where trauma and hardship are honored and protected while exploring next steps. A quote that has been particularly important in Andrea’s practice with clients comes from Sheldon Vanauken’s A Severe Mercy: “But to a man on a mountain road by night, a glimpse of the next three feet of road may matter more than a vision of the horizon.” In a time of darkness, we may  know where we want to be, but have no idea where the next few steps will lead us. As a therapist, Andrea will establish safety and provide counseling from a trauma-informed perspective.  An individualized counseling plan will be created with goals generated by the client. Andrea provides both individual and family counseling.


  • Grief & Loss
  • Trauma Therapy/PTSD
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)*
  • Stress Management
  • Anxiety
  • Licensure Supervision
  • Advance Directive planning

*Andrea Helsel, Owner of A Dwelling Place Counseling practices EMDR Therapy and received EMDR Training through the Maiberger Institute.  For more information on EMDR, please visit:


To be present beside those in darkness, listening to them, and helping them take the next step forward.