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Clayton Andrews, LAPC

Sickle Cell Champions Association
President, Treatment Team Facilitator, Behavioral Health Counselor
Augusta, GA
Clayton Andrews is a 36-year-old patient with Sickle Cell Disease, residing in Augusta GA. An advocate, mentor 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. Additionally, he is helping to spearhead the overall Men’s Initiative, Mans Action Network (MAN), which will place a more all-encompassing focus on the many facets and challenges that the Sickle Cell Male faces. 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 with the State of Georgia and an additional three years as a Forensic Behavioral Health Counselor and now Treatment Team Facilitator with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD). He is accountable for providing guidance and facilitating behavioral health practice for clients facing criminal issues. He is currently in the process of obtaining his licensure as a counselor, as well as pursuing his Doctorate to further expand his effectiveness.
Clayton is the proud father of three daughters, all of whom have Sickle Cell Trait and a 13 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).”