ANDREA AVILA, JD, PhD
Dr. Avila is a licensed psychologist providing therapy and evaluation services for adults and adolescents. Evaluation services primarily include forensic evaluations (e.g., competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility) as well as risk mitigation and treatment planning evaluations (e.g., violence risk, diagnostic clarification, psychosexual evaluation). She also maintains an individual therapy caseload and welcomes new clients experiencing a range of challenges - from those needing support to manage difficult life transitions to people who have been dealing with the mental health system for years without experiencing the breakthrough they’ve hoped for. She’s worked in general mental health clinics, community mental health centers, prisons, and secure psychiatric hospitals helping people recover from mental illness or substance use, process grief or stress, and rebuild their lives after a misstep. Although life is known for its challenges and uncertainty, 2020 has been far heavier than any of us could have anticipated. If you find yourself in need of an evaluation to address legal problems or in need of support to manage the stress, sadness, and anxiety of this year, please reach out and call her at 402-858-7774. Even if Dr. Avila is not available, SPS will help connect you to someone who can help.