Dr. Andrea Graves is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in individual therapy and psychological assessments. Dr. Graves completed her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) and Masters of Arts (M.A.) degrees in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University, in Florida. Dr. Graves was selected for the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) with the United States Air Force (USAF) during her doctorate. She then commissioned as an active-duty officer in the USAF, and completed her Clinical Psychology residency at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, the nation’s leading military health facility located on Joint Base Andrews, MD, as well as the National Security Agency.
Dr. Graves worked in major hospital systems for the USAF and the Veteran’s Administration (VA) for 10 years, prior to founding Restoring Wellness Clinical Services. Through these experiences, Dr. Graves has an extensive background in Clinical Psychology, Health and Rehabilitation Psychology, and psychological and neuropsychological assessments. Dr. Graves has a strong background working with individuals from adolescence through geriatric populations with varied presentations and goals.
Dr. Graves commonly utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure-based therapies, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Internal Family Systems, based on her clients’ individual needs. Dr. Graves is a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP) and is passionate about treating individuals from a biopsychosocial perspective, with a strong focus on the mind-body connection. Dr. Graves is also a highly skilled trauma professional and is trained in both Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapies for the treatment of PTSD. Dr. Graves is very passionate about her work with individuals experiencing chronic health conditions, and those in high-risk/high-stress career fields.
Dr. Graves has extensive experience conducting a wide range of psychological evaluations across the lifespan (from early childhood disorders through elderly adult cognitive evaluations), as well as various specialty evaluations including IVF/ surrogacy evaluations, surgical candidate evaluations (Bariatric and organ transplant candidate evaluations), disability evaluations, fitness for duty evaluations, and security clearance evaluations for the DoD and DoE.