Dr. Mary Andres is a Professor of Clinical Education at the Rossier School of Education. Her areas of specialization have been in the treatment of substance abuse, working with couples and groups, sexuality and the treatment of sexual dysfunction, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered concerns, and clinical supervision.
Her research interests include experiential modes of learning and best practices in training and the development of therapists. She volunteers as an external supervisor for doctoral candidates at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Andres received her Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University. She was a staff member at USC Counseling Services for ten years during which she was an adjunct faculty member in the USC School of Social Work from 1999 until 2005. She was teaching for the Counseling Psychology program since 2000 before joining the faculty full time in the Fall of 2005. Dr. Andres has also been a psychologist for Semester at Sea and the American Pavilion Student Internship Program at the Cannes film festival. She has been on the USC Lambda Alumni Board and is a past Co-President. She is a current member of the Steering Committee for the Los Angeles County MFT Consortium, an organization dedicated to the training of MFT practitioners to serve competently in the LA County Public Mental Health System.
Dr. Mary Andres is a clinical psychologist with a background in college mental health, substance abuse treatment, and adolescent psychiatric care. She is co-lead of the Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy program, and also provides service in the School of Education through participation in faculty committees, is the past chair of the Mentoring Committee, and as an advisor to student groups and student affairs offices. Mary is a former board member and co-president of the USC Lambda Alumni Association.
In partnership with faculty work, Mary has a private practice in Venice, CA, specializing in couples work and also working with adults on a variety of identity and sexuality concerns. Additional work opportunities have included working clinically with Semester at Sea and at the Cannes Film Festival.
1997-current CA license: Psy #15715
1997-2018 California Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
1989-2000 Ohio Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor
Clinical Supervisor Endorsement
1990-1992 Adventure Experiences, Inc. Ropes Instructor
1996-2002 PACE Facilitator-USC Student Leadership Programs