Andi Fetzner, PsyD
Andi lives by the mantra, “you don’t have to be a therapist to be therapeutic.”
Working in social service for 15 years prior to founding Origins with Lori, Andi frequently was frustrated with the lack of coordination between clients and the various systems serving them. It seemed that the focus was on symptoms and not the underlying cause of the problems. When she learned about the ACEs framework and trauma-informed approach, a lightbulb went off. This was how she could support people through the process of resolving those pain points in helping support clients and their families heal.
She then shifted her focus and began training across sectors to amplify this approach to care. She draws from her personal experience growing up as a child in kinship foster care and her professional education to encourage empowerment and equity. Andi has served a variety of populations including children with special needs, at-hope youth, adults with special vocational training needs, and youth and families. Since moving to California in 2016, she has served both youth in schools all over LA County as well as victims of the Malibu fires. She applies her experience today as a Seeking Safety facilitator for parents through Echo Training. Her current role of Trauma Informed Care Coordinator at Eisner Health in Los Angeles, focuses on the integration of this approach within a community healthcare clinic.
Outside of her work, Andi spends her time doing yoga, enjoying good food, and exploring with her fIance and two dogs, Brutus and Princess.
If you’re interested in training with Andi, contact her at andi.fetzner@originstraining org or 818-473-9797.