Mary  Andres

Mary Andres

Professor of Clinical Education

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Wright State University School of Professional Psychology Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling Wright State University Bachelor of Arts in Psychology The Ohio State University

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andres@usc.eduPhone: 213 621-0325(213) 740-8521Curriculum Vitae


Educational Psychology


An expert on couples' counseling, sexuality and drug abuse

Mary Andres


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.


Professional Experience:

Dr. Mary Andres is a clinical psychologist with a background in college 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. 

Honors and Awards:

  • 2016 MFT Faculty of the Year
  • 2014 Rossier Mentoring Award
  • 2009: Widney House Alumni Award for Lambda work
  • 2008: City of Los Angeles Recognition for Alumni work
  • 1997 Student Affairs Student Services Award recipient


  • EDUC 500: The Counseling Process
  • EDUC 644: Practicum in Counseling
  • EDUC 636: Perspectives on Human Sexuality
  • EDUC 645A & B: Field Work in Counseling
  • EDUC 634: Counseling Couples in Relationships
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