Executive Director, Roots Behavioral Health
Andrea Turnipseed, LCSW-S, is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Roots Behavioral Health, a holistic psychiatry company. As Executive Director Andrea supports the 40+ employees who serve the mental health needs of over 8,000 central Texans.
As a therapist Andrea has training and a background in adult mental health and has worked with clients in acute inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings, facilitating both group and individual therapy. She is trained in providing Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) and she utilizes techniques from psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral (CBT), acceptance & commitment (ACT), solution-focused, and strengths-based therapy models to help identify the resources within the client to move past negative thoughts and behaviors.
Driven by principles of affordability, accessibility and innovation in mental healthcare Andrea is an advocate for the use of ketamine and other non-traditional medicines. Given her role as both business owner and therapist she speaks to the community focusing on topics that aim to increase awareness of alternative treatments and increasing access to mental health care.