Andover Pediatrics & Family Counseling Associates, LLC:

Partnering to make Behavioral Health an integral part of your child’s care

Andover Pediatrics has partnered with Family Counseling Associates to provide Psychological Services on site, alongside, and in collaboration with the providers at Andover Pediatrics who care for your child. Our Behavioral Health Providers practice in our office and will provide consultation, evaluation, education, brief treatment and referral guidance for children and families together and in coordination with the Andover Pediatrics staff you have always known.


If you or your child’s PCP believe a consultation may be helpful, we can…

  • Introduce you to our Behavioral Health Provider at the time of your visit
  • Schedule a Behavioral Health appointment by calling the Andover Pedi office or when checking out from your Andover Pedi medical appointments

For any questions or concerns, or for help with:

  • Worry, Anxiety, Phobias, Panic & OCD
  • Shyness & Selective Mutism
  • School Resistance
  • School or Learning Difficulties
  • Conduct Problems
  • Adjustment Problems
  • Depression
  • Pain, Health & Medical Conditions
  • Tics & Habit Control Problems
  • Body Image & Disordered Eating
  • Family Crises
  • Parent-Child Conflicts
  • Sibling or Peer Group Conflicts
  • Trauma
  • ADHD Consultation
  • Developmental Consultation

Seminars & Family Resources

From time to time, Ashley and Amanda host seminars, Lunch & Learns and other education sessions for parents.  We don’t have any on the calendar at this time, but we’ll keep this page updated once the next sessions are announced!

Ashley Abesamra
Ashley Abesamra

Ashley Abesamra is a licensed mental health clinician specializing in group and individual therapy with infants/toddlers, children, adolescents, and adults. Her counseling approach is strengths based, client centered and goal oriented. Her work is rooted in expressive arts and dance/movement therapy.

However, she also uses a variety of other theoretical approaches, including: CBT, Solutions Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic theory, and mindfulness techniques. Her work has primarily focused on anxiety, parenting support, trauma/PTSD, ADHD, adjustment challenges, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, depression, and challenging childhood behaviors.

Ashley Abesamra received her B.A. in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. She received her M.A. in Expressive Therapy with a concentration in Dance/Movement Therapy and Clinical Counseling from Lesley University. She has worked in residential treatment, a day treatment program, early intervention, a school based setting, and most recently in outpatient therapy.

Amanda Nortrup
Amanda Nortrup

Amanda Nortrup is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) providing individual therapy services to children, adolescents, young adults, and adults at Family Counseling Associates.

Amanda understands each client is unique and requires a personalized approach to treatment. She uses a warm, judgement free, strengths based approach to empower her clients to explore their concerns, develop skills, and reach their goals.

Amanda graduated with her B.A. in Psychology from UMass Boston in 2012, and her Master of Social Work degree with a concentration of children, youth, and families from Boston College in 2015.

Prior to joining Family Counseling Associates, Amanda worked in a wide range of clinical settings which allowed her to work with individuals and families as they cope with mental health concerns, substance abuse, behavioral health, life transitions, grief, and end of life issues.