CEHS Visiting Committee
Andrea Fata, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, has provided clinical and consultation services in the Washington, DC area for 25 years, since graduating from the WVU College of Education and Human Services. She also holds a BA in Sport and Exercise Studies from WVU.
Ms. Fata has focused much of her clinical work in the area of military and law enforcement operational stress, specializing in post-traumatic stress injuries. She currently works full-time with the United States Secret Service where she provides clinical assessment and short term consultation to the agents, uniformed officers and professional staff.
Andrea also serves as the Peer Support Program Manager. She is developing this program to help augment the other supportive services offered to employees.
In addition to her full-time job with the Secret Service, she has a part-time private practice in Fairfax, Virginia where she consults with law enforcement, military organizations, provides training and works with a general adult population.
Previous and current work: Defense Intelligence Agency, The Inspector General Criminal Investigation Academy, The Department of Defense Inspector General, Fairfax County Police and Fire and Rescue, Inova Health System.
She is a guest speaker at George Mason University School of Social Work, The College of Humanities and Social Sciences-School of Criminology, Law and Society-Law Enforcement and Homeland Security, West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services, as well as other national and regional programs.
Ms. Fata has been certified to provide clinical supervision to graduates seeking licensure to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is trained in EMDR, which is an evidenced-based treatment model adopted by the Veterans’ Administration and National Institute of Mental Health as a proven method to treat post-traumatic stress injuries. Ms. Fata currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia with her family.