October 21, 2015

Andrea Chase, M.S., J.D.

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With dual degrees in law and psychology, over 30,000 hours of experience working with children and families, as well as providing expert witness testimony, Andrea Chase is uniquely qualified and passionate about helping children and families in need.

Andrea graduated Cum Laude from San Diego State University with a BA degree in Psychology in 2002. Shortly after marriage 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 working toward her Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology specializing in Victimology, the study of crime victims and the psychological effects of being a victim.  She has completed all of her doctoral level coursework and is now focusing entirely on completing her dissertation.  Andrea is focusing her dissertation research on the tragic phenomenon of paternal filicide of children within the context of divorce and parental separation.

Andrea is passionate about community service and helping those in need. After several months of volunteer service, Andrea was asked to be the Interim Executive Director of CASA of Bradley County, and oversaw the care of over 350 cases of abused and neglected children.  Throughout her service at CASA, she was a passionate advocate for the children she served. Andrea would spend countless hours investigating, interviewing, and ultimately fighting to insure that the child’s best interests were advocated in the courtroom.

Currently, Andrea is also working on her clinical hours at Journey Psychotherapy Center to become licensed as a LPC-MHSP therapist under the supervision of Dr. Andy Melton, LPC-MHSP and Dr. Erica Skidmore, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Owner of Journey Psychotherapy Center.  Andrea provides individual, couples, and family counseling services specializing in all things forensic to include parent-child reunification, co-parenting, mental health evaluations, A & D assessments, parent evaluations, custody evaluations, as well as psychological evaluations and risk assessments.

Andrea completed 46 hours of mediation training at Professional Dispute Resolution Services in Chattanooga, and she uses her education and experience in psychology, child development, special educations, counseling, high conflict divorce, custody disputes, domestic violence and jurisprudence for those that may not be able to afford traditional legal and family support services as the Co-Executive Director of Solomon Family Solutions.

Andrea’s Curriculum Vitae is viewable at her personal website.