Mental Health / Addiction Consultant
Member since 5 months
With a background in Occupational Therapy, Andi was drawn to working with clients experiencing intense human challenges. She started out working with adults with severe mental health problems, moving on to work with younger people in early stages of psychotic illness. She then became interested in the highly prevalent interplay between mental ill-health and substance use problems (aka Dual Diagnosis). In all of these roles, Andi found herself working with people looking to make significant changes in their lives but struggling to find the path that suited their personal journeys.
Andi eventually moved into education and consultation roles, helping workers within the industry understand the complexities associated with these health problems and best practice interventions.
More recently, Andi has taken a break to raise a family and explore her creative passion of patchwork quilting. She and her husband Dan Prager have two teenage kids, a schnoodle called Holly and a start-up business called YouPatch (www.youpatch.com).