Andrea Chase, M.S., J.D. is passionate about helping parents, children, and families that are trying to resolve, overcome, and/or heal from civil and/or criminal litigation matters to include divorce, child custody and visitation, parenting plans, domestic violence, anger, stress, parental alienation, and child abuse and neglect.
She is a wife, mother, doctoral student, law school graduate, masters level counselor, a TN Rule 31 Family Mediator, and has extensive experience testifying in court as both a fact and expert witness with over 30,000 hours of educational and professional experience working with children and families. She has qualified as an expert in child and family welfare, child abuse, and child custody matters in Hamilton County, Bradley County, Polk County, and McMinn County.
Andrea graduated Cum Laude from San Diego State University with a BA degree in Psychology in 2002. Shortly after getting married and becoming a mother to her twin children in 2005, she graduated with a MS degree in Educational Counseling from National University in 2007, a JD degree and honorable recipient of the Kaplan Legal Service Award, Sue Lane Award, and Duane Hurt Award from Concord Law School in January 2016.
Currently, Andrea is nearing completion of her Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology specializing in Victimology, the study of crime victims and the psychological effects of being a victim. Andrea will be focusing her dissertation research on victims of child abuse and maltreatment, domestic violence, and parental alienation.
Andrea is passionate about community service and helping those in need. In addition to her work at Journey Psychotherapy Center, Andrea is the co-founder and co-executive director of Solomon Family Solution, a grassroots nonprofit child and family welfare agency serving rural communities in Southeast Tennessee.