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
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 our 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
“The virtual wellness event was good and informative. The speaker was great and speaks/explains clearly. She uses language or words that I can understand. Listening to her, I am reminded that I have to take care of myself... of my wellness. Thank you very much.”
Wellness Workshop Participant
NAFCON Los Angeles
"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
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Andrea's Journey to Wellness
I stumbled upon social work through my role of managing a residential facility for adults diagnosed with mental illness. The residents would often talk to me about their difficulties so I found myself listening and providing support. I also have seen my loved ones struggle with their own mental health which motivated me to pursue my Master in Social Work with an emphasis on Adults and Healthy Aging at the University of Southern California.
As a licensed clinical social worker, I offer a variety of mental health services. Today I provide individual psychotherapy to a range of clients to include Filipino immigrants, African-Americans experiencing stress, and adults diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety, and/or other mental health conditions. I also conduct wellness workshops such as Mental Health First Aid, dimensions of wellness, and more for non-profit organizations and Fortune 500 Companies. In addition, I provide business/career coaching to mental health professionals needing support to launch their private practice or career. I am an experienced speaker and have presented at conferences and community events across California to discuss cultural humility in providing mental health services, the stigma of mental illness, and to encourage individuals to seek mental health services. My work has been featured in different news outlets such as Canada's Omni News, Balitang America, and Fox 11 Los Angeles, I am passionate about wellness and deeply care about providing the highest quality of mental health services for my clients.
I am a current board member of the California Social Welfare Archives and co-chair of the Health & Human Services Committee of the Historic Filipinotown Coalition.