Andrea  Mutschler
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Andrea Mutschler


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Texas, Washington Accepting Online

TX clients: I am in-network provider (Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Oscar, Oxford, United Healthcare).

WA clients: I am in-network provider (Aetna, Cigna, Optum, United Healthcare).

Updated March 12, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management
  • Trauma
  • Burnout

Professional statement

Andrea is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and founder of Courageous Footsteps Counseling PLLC. Andrea works with adults who struggle with anxiety, trauma, burnout, and life transitions. Many clients seek Andrea’s help because they are feeling overwhelmed, hurt, lost, or stressed. Andrea’s goal is to help clients be able to identify the root causes of their anxiety, process their traumatic experiences, regain the ability to trust and make close connections with others, and learn practical skills that help them manage and decrease their anxiety and trauma triggers so they can bounce back from life challenges faster and more confidently.

Andrea practices from a place of compassion, validation, and hope. Her approach to therapy is to create a supportive and collaborative space where she comes along clients to help them highlight and build on their strengths, insight, resilience, and knowledge of themselves so they can grow, heal, and move forward. Andrea uses tools and techniques from various treatment methods to tailor counseling to the unique concerns and needs of every individual client. She has training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level I & Level 2), and Solution-Focused Therapy.

Andrea received her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. She gained her experience working with diverse clients in a community mental health and group private practice setting. Outside of private practice, Andrea loves spending time with her family, reading, attending rock concerts, and traveling.

Andrea provides online counseling in Texas and Washington. You can schedule a complimentary consultation with Andrea to share what you’re looking for and find out more about her practice.

Message to clients

A favorite quote of mine states, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step" - Lao Tzu.

The hardest part of any journey is to take the first step… Embarking on a counseling journey can be a very scary, overwhelming, intimidating, and painful process. It requires tons of courage and vulnerability. I believe that often we are stronger, braver and more resilient than we give ourselves credit for. Sometimes, all we need is validation, support, and encouragement to regain our confidence and learn how to navigate life’s challenges. So, whether you are starting or ending a relationship, becoming a parent, working hard on your career, going through unexpected illness or loss, or just being stretched too thin - counseling can help! It would be my honor to help you take the first step and support you on your counseling journey. I am looking forward to working with you! Email me today to schedule a free 15-minute consultation.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Texas A&M University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Houston Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)
  • University of Texas at Austin Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (53min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $120
  • Initial session: $140 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $140 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $140 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

Texas clients: I provide in network care through Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Cigna, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare.

Washington clients: I provide in network care through Aetna, Cigna, Optum, and United Healthcare.


Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tue 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wed 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thu 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wed 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thu 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Courageous Footsteps Counseling PLLC, Founder/Clinician, 2022 - Present

Seattle Pacific University , M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2016


Texas: 204609

Washington: LF60895090