About Dr. Fhteachia

Fort Myers Psychiatry and Counseling

Dr. Fhteachia Andrews is dual-licensed and board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, who also obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. She received her first Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 1994 and furthered her education
by obtaining her Master’s of Biomedical Sciences degree. In addition, she obtained her second Bachelor’s of Nursing degree in 2011, her Master’s of Nursing degree with the Family Nurse Practitioner track and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Union University in Jackson, TN. Dr. Fhteachia attended Florida Atlantic University where she obtained her Post-master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification. As a nurse she worked as a RN Unit
Manager at a Skilled Rehabilitation Center/Nursing Home. As a nurse practitioner, Dr. Fhteachia has worked in a variety of settings, which include inpatient hospitalist role and cardiology role, neurology both inpatient and outpatient settings, transition of care, hospice, endocrinology, both inpatient and outpatient psychiatry. She utilizes telemedicine for psychiatry. Dr. Fhteachia
joyfully sees clients throughout the whole life span, ranging from ages 5 and up. She treats ADHD, ODD, DMDD, PTSD, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, MDD, GAD, cyclothymic disorder, sleep disorders, and intermittent explosive disorders. Also, she is a Health & Wellness Practitioner/Coach where she helps people to achieve their optimal and healthy weight, but most importantly helps people focus on obtaining a healthy mind and healthy body for life. She is also a licensed and ordained Elder of a church, who truly walks by faith and not by sight. Her goal is to help people live their lives spiritually satisfied and living their lives on purpose. Dr. Fhteachia
Andrews lives in Florida, with her husband, mother, grandfather, son, and a Havanese dog. For fun, she loves watching movies with her family, spending time with her family including two grandchildren who visit during the summers, cruising, vacationing, and focusing on staying healthy. She loves to encourage others to be the best they can be in their lives.

“As a nurse practitioner with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, I provide empathetic, holistic, and culturally competent care by being authentic in my approach listening to your needs, wants and desires. I am dedicated in discussing with you your options and fully listen to what is going on within your mind, body, and spirit. I am truly interested in helping you strive
towards and reach your optimal wellbeing. I am on your team, but I truly believe you are the most integral part of the team, because what and how you feel really matters.”

My Approach & Values

I discovered my passion for and have mastered the art of helping people find meaning in their lives. It was so difficult to find quality help when I needed it and that pushed me to become what I wish I would have found when I was in your situation.

I believe that spending months or years in therapy is a thing of the past. I believe that if I do my job, you don’t need endless counseling. I believe that when I am given the privilege of being a part of your story, I have an obligation to offer results and I hold myself accountable for that. My clients experience this quality of care every day.

I specialize in counseling for teenagers, families, and individuals struggling with, anxiety, depression, and addiction.

In my practice, I offer the opportunity for exploring your past, who you are, who you want to become and what future you want to build for yourself. There is no wrong answer to who you want to be and it is never too late to redefine our future. You don’t have to settle for what life has given you so far because I believe that as long as we are alive, every day is a new opportunity.

1 session is all it takes to know if I am the right fit to work with you or not. This should be exciting and never intimidating so give our office a call and see how easy it is to speak to our team. The time to make a change is now.

My Experience and Education

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the Florida Department of Health. 
  • Certified EMDR Therapist through the EMDR International Association. 
  • Board Certified Addictions Professional and Tobacco Treatment Specialist
  • Member of Florida Mental Health Counselors Association 
  • Member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association 
  • Member of the American Counseling Association 
  • Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology: Lifetime Membership. A distinction only available by invitation to the top graduating class in a psychology program. 
  • Golden Key International Honour Society: Lifetime Membership. A distinction only available to the top 15% of a graduating class committed to implementing service projects and leadership development. 
  • Nova Southeastern University, graduated with honors: Masters of Science in Counseling with an emphasis in Mental Health. 
  • Years of experience in various treatment settings that include individual, group, and residential facilities. 
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish speaking)

Call me for a free counseling consultation, and let's discover that light within you.

You deserve A Peaceful Mind.