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Clayton Andrews

Sickle Cell Champions Association
LAPC, Treatment Team Facilitator, Behavioral Health Counselor
Augusta, GA
Clayton Andrews is a 35-year-old patient with Sickle Cell Disease, residing in Augusta GA. A husband and father of four, Clayton is an LAPC and graduate from Troy University with a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology. His primary focus is the enablement and development of self-sufficiency, development and growth of mental health. Clayton is the Chair and co-founder of the Sickle Cell Champions Association, a mentoring organization geared and designed for the guidance and empowerment of young males with Sickle Cell Disease into their transition into adulthood. Clayton’s ultimate objective is to become a positive influence and mentor to his peers in the Sickle Cell Community and advocating for young males with this disease. Clayton has seven years of combined experience as a Child Protection Investigator and Child Advocacy Coordinator. As a Forensic Treatment Team Facilitator, he is accountable for facilitating and taking leadership in the planning, structure and implementation of efficient behavioral health practice for clients facing criminal issues. He is currently completing his licensure as a behavioral health counselor, as well as pursuing his Doctorate to further expand his effectiveness. He and his wife of eight years have three daughters, all of whom have Sickle Cell Trait and a 12-year-old son. Additionally, Clayton is certified in the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) for mental health wellness, recovery and maintenance and is also a member of the Walden University Psi Chi Chapter. Clayton’s works include his involvement in the S.C.C.A. “Mentoring Workshop” in August 2016, Panel Presentation of the “Safety Response System, Phase I” for Georgia Department of Human Services in 2013 and self-designed training presentation of “The Proper Acquisition and Assessment of Safety Resources in Child Protective Services (2010).”