Andrew is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern with several years of experience working in the mental health field. He obtained his B.A. in Psychology and M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University. He completed his practicum hours at a residential treatment facility working with individuals suffering from addiction while completing his Master’s degree. He was also a trainee therapist at a nationwide psychiatric clinic providing both individual and family therapy. Most recently, he was an intern therapist at a non-public therapeutic school providing individual and group therapy to children suffering from emotional disorders resulting in their loss of placement in their respective school districts and for some their homes.
Andrew was trained from a psychodynamic perspective in graduate school but also utilizes principle’s and techniques of Cognitive Behavior Therapy in order to help individuals gain insight into their own thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors so that may learn to respond to their lives in a thoughtful and purposeful manner instead of simply reacting in ways that may be maladaptive and counterproductive. Andrew is passionate about this field and population he is serving due to being in recovery himself and feels blessed to be able to give back to those still suffering by providing an empathic and understanding relationship from which they can learn more about themselves and begin to believe that they are more than their addiction.