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Andrea Borgatello, LCSW #LCS20359

After struggling with and eventually recovering from an eating disorder, I decided to pursue a career in helping others. My experience gives me a unique perspective, and insight into the minds of people with this problem -- an uncommon depth of understanding. Additionally, I am living proof to those who question whether it is possible to recover.

Andrea BorgatelloMy therapeutic style is a balance of supporting my clients to find their authentic selves and challenging them to grow beyond their self-imposed limits.

Believing that each person is unique, I do not have a “one size fits all” attitude when treating clients. I take great pride in getting to know each person I work with on a very personal level. This offers me a window into the individual’s life experience, not just their symptoms.

I believe that recovery begins by developing a secure, honest therapeutic relationship. This relationship will become the foundation from which you are challenged to confront your deepest fears.

Letting go is eased by your faith that someone else is holding on. Finding the right therapist can take time. Please feel free to give me a call so that we can discuss how I can help. If my particular services are not a good fit for you, I am more than happy to help connect you with other resources.

Specialized Experience

Lead primary therapist for The Eating Disorder Center of California.

Experience in a variety of treatment settings including inpatient, residential and intensive outpatient.

Post-Graduate training fellowship at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry.

Clinical training under an internationally recognized eating disorder expert.

Qualifications and Distinctions

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Recipient of Social Work Fellowship At Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Master of Social Work, University of Denver

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Sociology, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame

Certifications and Memberships

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

Advanced certification in trauma therapy (Master’s and Johnson’s)

address: 106 West Mission, Santa Barbara, CA 93101