Hi, I'm Andrea.
I am a Filipino-American Licensed Clinical Social Worker who helps adults and organizations BE WELL & STAY WELL.
At Wellness with Andrea Jakucs & Associates, I provide
(I'm no longer accepting new clients. New clients or projects will be accepted for or starting late May 2023)
Have you found yourself saying any of the following?
“Life has been tough lately."
“I'm having a hard time with my relationships.”
“I want to get better.”
“I want to learn about wellness and/or mental health conditions.”
"I want to talk about mental health with coworkers and friends but I'm unsure how to start the conversation."
"I need help starting my private practice."
If your answer is yes, then consider my services.
Reviews & Feedback
"Andrea Jakucs and I worked together in providing mental health services to adults diagnosed with a variety of mental health conditions. Andrea provided updates on each of her client’s concerns and treatment progress in psychotherapy which I took into consideration with regards to medication adjustments. Andrea is highly skilled, professional, caring, and was overall a great psychotherapist to work with. It was wonderful seeing our clients move towards recovery."
Dr. Suad Kapetanovic
"Thank you so much for your time last week! The (wellness workshop) event was fantastic and everyone found it super insightful and helpful."
Turner Construction Company
"Thank you so much for taking the time out tonight to talk to some of our students about your journey in social work. I so enjoyed hearing your story and how your hard work and determination has paid off. Your grit and determination is really inspiring."
Amanda K. Decker
Senior Development Officer
Office of Advancement
University of Southern California
Andrea's work has been featured in different news outlets such as Canada's Omni News, Balitang America, Fox 11 Los Angeles, and more.
Andrea's Journey to Wellness
Andrea stumbled upon social work through her role of managing a residential facility for adults diagnosed with mental illness. The residents would often talk to her about their difficulties so she found herself listening and providing support. She has also seen her loved ones struggle with their own mental health which motivated her to pursue her Master in Social Work with an emphasis on Adults and Healthy Aging at the University of Southern California.
As a licensed clinical social worker, she offers a variety of mental health and wellness services. Today she provides individual psychotherapy to a range of clients which includes Filipino immigrants, African-Americans experiencing stress, and adults diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety, and/or other mental health conditions. She also conducts wellness workshops such as Mental Health First Aid, Staying Well at Work, and more for non-profit organizations and Fortune 500 Companies. In addition, she provides business consultations to mental health professionals needing support with their private practice. She is an experienced speaker and has presented at conferences and news networks to discuss wellness practices, the stigma of mental illness, and to encourage individuals to seek mental health services. She is passionate about wellness and deeply cares about providing the highest quality of mental health and wellness services to her clients.
She was born in the Philippines and was a previous board member of the California Social Welfare Archives. She is the founder of the Filipino American Mental Health Professionals Facebook Group, chief executive officer of Wellness with Andrea Jakucs & Associates, and co-host of Mag-Usap Mondays.