People who make a deep commitment to themselves to become emotionally healthy are willing to go to the lengths to learn about their emotional selves and to do what is required to release buried emotions. This is often an uncomfortable and difficult journey when you begin, but I promise you great joy once you've gotten over the first few hurdles. Once you make this commitment your journey to identify your issues and release buried emotions will become much easier.
To think outside the box is to look further and to try not thinking of the obvious things, but to try thinking of the things beyond them. This is my greatest strength. Using my broad range of interests and experiences, I strive to have a unique perspective when approaching your issues. My goal is to offer you a dedicated, committed and passionate therapist, who formulates and employs creative coping skills to help you overcome life challenges. Being a motivating and inspirational mentor and coach, I help to instill successful performance in individuals and couples. As an instinctive and attentive listener, I will help you uncover your strengths and offer you a unique individualized plan of success.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas and Missouri. I received a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri. I added a certification as a Personal Trainer through Smart Fitness because mental health, diet and exercise go hand in hand.
To learn more here is a great article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/27/mental-health-benefits-exercise_n_2956099.html
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
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Andrea was instrumental in helping me deal with my grief over the loss of my father, and helping me better manage it when it pops up unexpectedly. She's great at short-circuiting freakouts and breaking crisis solutions into workable steps. She offers a thoughtful and stabilizing perspective. I'm very thankful for her support.
I have tried online counseling a few times with no results. Within my first few weeks with Andrea, I can already see a difference for myself. I really feel like she cares to help me with my problems and get me to a stable place. I highly recommend her.
She has been understanding, has really listened to the issues and feelings I am dealing with and has offered clear, relevant solutions.
She is the best therapist I’ve ever been to!
Andrea was wonderful to me. She understood me, when no one else did. I enjoyed our sessions together, she pushed me to make progress, in a kind and loving way. She accepted me, when I didn't. I know I can face my issues head-on. She cares for the LGBTQ community. I want to say thank you, for what you have done for me!
Andrea has been great to work with and provides accountability and support to move forward in positive ways. I highly recommend her.
I have been talking with Andrea for a few months, and over the course of those months she has taught me valuable methods for dealing with obsessive thinking and negative self image, by simply letting me talk about my issues and reflecting on them with me in ways I understand. She is well equipped for the job, and makes sessions feel personal, kind of like talking with a friend, so that I feel more and more comfortable. It makes for a better experience only ever talking through email and on the phone. I appreciate all she has done for me greatly!
She is so positive. She gives me such good advice on things. Never degrading about what I tell her in regards to my thoughts or feelings.
I am very happy with my counselor because she always supports and helps me.
Andrea is excellent! She has great ideas and offers me great support.
Andrea is great. She listens and supports me in any way she can but will also pull me up on things I may be handling wrong which is exactly what I need. I have had sessions with a few different therapists before and no one has compared to Andrea. I have full trust in her and her patience and understanding with me is incredible. I am so happy I found her!
I love Andrea and I look forward to our weekly sessions. She is very intuitive and often prompts new ways of handling challenging situations or proving a different perspective. She has been a huge part of my recovery and healing.
I feel like Andrea did a good job in our short time messaging. She was understanding and gave great positive feedback. Just knowing she could help validate the positive changes was enough for me to be able to change things in my life for the better.
She is wonderful. She has helped me get through cancer this year. She is also helping me cope with survivorship which has been a difficult transition.
Andrea is wonderful, very easy to talk to, and the straight forward, no BS approach that I need in my life. I'd recommend her to anyone in a rut and wanting to find answers on how to lead a better life.
Laid back, wise, kind, and incredibly patient!
I have been talking to Andrea for about 9 months and she has been a tremendous help to me. I couldn't have asked for a more relatable counselor.
Andrea is very professional and thorough in her approach. She provided practical tools for me to use to fight anxiety and boost motivation. Thank you for your guidance!
Andrea is an active listener. She is very courteous and passionate about your well being. She doesn't hesitate to tell you the truth and empathize. My experience with her so far has been truly wonderful.
I've told many people about how happy I am with Andrea's help. She is positive, thoughtful, and responsive.
Andrea has really listened and helped me to understand where my anxiety is coming from and start working on techniques to be able to help this. I finally feel like somebody understands and can help me to process the way I am feeling and find a way to cope with it.
Great person to talk to. Listens and has great advice that will help you.
Andrea Levitan gave me really helpful tips during my hard time. She does not judge me. She believed in me and supported me when I, myself, didn't trust myself. Thanks BetterHelp for matching me with Andrea.
Andrea has helped me a lot and I would recommend her to anyone!
Very helpful. I can only offer Andrea my thanks for what she did for me during my breakup.
Even after just one call with Andrea I felt a lot of relief from my issues. She really listened to me and gave me actionable steps. She didn't judge me when I talked about difficult topics. I'm very happy to continue working with her.
Andrea Levitan is a very good listener, sensitive to my situation and she gave me a great advice to make my life better. Her professional knowledge and caring of her clients saved me from the disaster and gave me a hope. Thank you Andrea!
I'm actually quite surprised that your site, based on the questionnaire I had to fill out, was able to connect me with someone that I didn't know would make a difference in my life.
Andrea from the start felt very relaxing and easy going, it wasn't long until I was able to open up to her regarding situations and feeling that I was not able to share with anyone before, especially telling the whole truth without any fabrication. I never felt judged by her and felt that she was truly here to support me while I work through my emotions. She helped me understand what it is to forgive myself, to love myself and that I am deserving of all things great in the world.
She is such a treasure and when I return, I will reconnect with her again.
Thank you to the BetterHelp team, who created a way for people to get assistance in a nontraditional way because if it wasn't for this website I would have most likely never gotten the help I desperately wanted. This gave me the strength to face my problems with Andrea's help. So thank you and keep improving on this great service!
Andrea is a precious counselor and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
I've been working with Andrea for over a month now, and it has been a huge help speaking to her every week. She replies promptly and thoughtfully to messages, and is always willing to help me with whatever's on my mind. She challenges me to try new things and see things differently, while also listening patiently. I am grateful to have her as my counselor.
I would recommend Andrea Levitan to anyone who is seeking a therapist. She listens to my thoughts and concerns, and helped me during a difficult time. She pushed me and held me accountable but was also supportive. I am very grateful I had her during my time with BetterHelp.
Andrea was there for me every time I needed her. She managed to filter what was important to me at the time and cleared out many negative patches. What I appreciated most was that I could trust her not only in her support but also in her opening my eyes to reality and helping me accept things how they are.
Andrea has (and is) helping me to clearly define what my wants and needs are, and has helped me focus on my priorities. At a time of overwhelming confusion, Andrea has provided the help I needed.
I love Andrea, she has been helpful for many of my life crises and we have been doing therapy for more than 6 months. She gives me helpful tips on how to calm my anxiety, how to focus myself, how to deal with PTSD nightmares and more. She is always ready to deal with any new challenge my life presents and is flexible enough to take on multiple tasks at a time, because we all know that life doesn't throw only one problem at you at a time.
Andrea is wonderful. She listens, provides great feedback, is there when I need her. Understands and respects my needs. I am grateful I found her!
Really appreciated the time she took to speak with me on the phone. We even went over the time frame given. Thanks!
Andrea is very helpful. Talking to her can make so much of a difference!
So far my experience with Andrea has been very good. She is asking the right questions, providing good support and is very responsive.
Andrea is a patient and compassionate listener.
I feel safe, well-cared for and connected with her and it's only been a couple of weeks -- so I'm very happy.
Andrea has been an excellent counselor for the period of time I have had her. She listens and is sure to get back to you in a few hours or the day after, and sends you to notice if anything might come up.
Andrea was lovely to speak to and replied as promptly as she could and did check ins when I went off the grid for a bit
We've been digging into things from my past and current. She has helped a great deal on steps of where I need to be!
I used BetterHelp.com for two months and couldn't have been happier with the service I got. I was quickly matched with Andrea Levitan and my fears of long response times were allayed quickly when she answered my first inquiry before 24 hours had passed. She was responsive and always let me know when she would be heading out for the weekend or a day off (and therefore wouldn't be able to respond until she returned.) Knowing when to expect a response was very important to me and it helped build a very satisfying relationship. Andrea often got back to me multiple times a day if there was an ongoing discussion we were having and I always felt like I could count on her. I would not hesitate to recommend her as a therapist and I have already recommended BetterHelp.com as a source of counseling. In today's busy world, this is a surprisingly good service for those of us who need a little extra help.
I really appreciate Andrea's attentiveness and advice.
Andrea has been a great help so far. Although it's only been about 2 months, she challenges me and asks me questions that I would not necessarily ask myself. 2 months in and I'm starting to see a slow change in myself.
Andrea is a pleasure to work with, quick to respond, and offers excellent guidance.
Dr. Andrea had been a big help to me in getting me to understand what is important in trying to get my thoughts in order. She was very concerned and thoughtful.
Andrea is fantastic!
I was originally matched with a different therapist, and it wasn't a good fit. I'm grateful I kept with Betterhelp, because I was matched then to Andrea. Andrea has helped me get through a different time and year in my life. She's a great listener but also pushes you in a good way to process and progress in yourself and your life. I would recommend her to anyone.
Andrea has been so helpful for me in one of my most difficult times of my life.
She's very open to listening without judgement and responds in a reasonable amount of time with key pieces of information in the responses.
Andrea is gentle and helpful. She seems to have a lot of counseling experience. I trust her with my feelings and needs.
Andrea has a warmth that can radiate through the written word. With each new insight her encouragement makes you want to dig deeper with a true love for self. I am finding that even going back over our older sessions, she has stayed on the path for me and waited if I had to stop. Instead of looking at this experience as therapy it is more like a walk. A nice walk at night where it might be a little scary at times but you know that Andrea is there with the flashlight. Sometimes you see beautiful stars you hadn't seen before and sometimes its just dark. But she is there, ready to flip the switch to on. All I know right now is I appreciate her light very much.
I have been working with Andrea Levitan on BetterHelp since June, and it has been a very good experience, particularly compared with face-to-face sessions I have had with many therapists over the years. I was about to give up on counseling altogether, because I was so frustrated with previous therapistsâ€™ inability or unwillingness to understand my mindset and why I was having problems. I decided to try BetterHelp as a last-ditch effort, and I was pleasantly surprised. Compared to past therapists I have tried, Andrea actually listened to what I was saying, showed that she understood, and provided feedback and insights that I felt truly resonated with the issues I have been facing. Iâ€™m not certain why, but Iâ€™ve found those characteristics to be rare, as most therapists Iâ€™ve seen, no matter how nice or willing to help, wish to â€œfitâ€ you into whatever approach to therapy theyâ€™re pursuing at the time regardless of your situation, going off on their own path to leave you and your problem behind. Andrea did not do that at all, and that was a first for me. She was very caring, patient, nonjudgmental, smart, and spot-on in each of her responses. While she offered suggestions, I never felt as if my perspective or concerns were disregarded. I now have a plan going forward, and I have Andrea to thank for that. I highly recommend her!
Andrea is very respectful and has great suggestions. She's a great sounding board!
I appreciate that she is available to listen to me and despite how small I think something might be in my life, she treats it just as importantly as the rest of my "problems". I appreciate that she also will voice the tough questions that I might not want to ask myself or even answer, even those are the questions that help us grow.
Andrea is a very wise and intuitive therapist. She's been helping me with issues relating to my business, relationships, and feelings of overwhelm. Her advice is right on target. Her responses really help expand my point of view when its narrowed from fear and worry. I've seen therapists before face-to-face. But I honestly have to say that the internet conversations I've had with Andrea have helped me more than any personal session I've had before. And the email format helps me to be more open and gives me time to think about what I want to say.
Andrea has been a wonderful support through multiple issues and challenges I have faced. I've found her support to be constructive - enabling me to see my way through an issue or look at it from a different, positive perspective. For me, Andrea's empowering style of counselling is definitely what works best. She prompts me to consider the problem at hand and think about it from different angles - which ultimately leads to me feeling at peace, coming to some kind of resolution, and/or just gaining a deeper understanding of how I can approach the situation.
Andrea helped me dig deep and figure out some important issues and the steps I need to take to work on them in the long term. She seemed keen to really understand my situation. She is approachable and very quick to respond. I felt very comfortable talking to her and would highly recommend her services.
Easy to talk to and enjoyable as well. Very helpful with thoughts and ideas to help. If you're grieving, she will help you though it.
Although we have really just started, Andrea has been both a someone to discuss situations with (as well as listen to my personal rants) and a provider of information that I otherwise would have been completely unaware.
Andrea has been extremely helpful to me during a tough time in my life. She offers an empathetic ear but isn't one to needlessly sugar-coat reality, which I really appreciate. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for some guidance and reassurance.
Andrea is always quick to respond and even though we have only been talking a few times, she really knows how to put things into prespective!
Andrea was a very attentive and positive councilor. She was very quick to reply to my questions and did a great deal of research to help me see the positive in any of the situations I was faced.
I will always be grateful for the online counseling I received from Andrea and her great insight and sensitivity. We addressed my anxiety and dark past, and she helped me to see a clear and hopeful path forward. Andrea has literally helped me change my life for the better and given me the tools I needed to make my future a brighter place. I am incredibly grateful for her help.
Andrea has been phenomenal. She has made me face the toughest periods of my life to move past them and become a happier person. She has given techniques to use to help me through this whole process so it does not overwhelm me. I could not ask for better.
Really friendly and easy to speak to. Great advice. Lovely lady.
I think Andrea is a brilliant and a very approachable counselor. She has in a short period of time shown me a different view and approach to my life and I am grateful for it.
Andrea very quickly helped me to prioritize what needed to be worked on first and reminded me that it is ok to take time to heal (and not feel rushed by anyone or anything!) for a significant loss I endured this year. What a relief that was! My husband and I decided we needed couples therapy and that is the only reason I ceased work with Andrea, in fact, I wouldn't hesitate to work with Andrea in the future.
I feel empowered to meet my goals when I talk to Andrea. She doesn't judge or make me feel guilty.
Andrea has been my angel at the most terrible time of my life, she kept committed to understand my long and complicated story and helped me quickly make sense of it. It's only 10 days but seemed like a lifelong journey. She is also helping me question emotions and thoughts that I have never explored. That not only means she has taken me in a very enlightening journey but also allowed me to have quite a few cathartic moments when all I could see was chaos and disaster in front of me. My story is one of separation and loss of love, I am mourning the loss now but I feel that I am raising stronger every day. Most importantly Andrea builds on my commitment to work on a desperate situation and make it somehow better every day.
Andrea's advice has been of great value to me. She is a great listener and has great insight. Her way of trying to approach a problem from different perspectives is very effective. I am very thankful to have met Andrea on Betterhelp!
Andrea is very kind and works hard to get to the root of the problem. She offers good insight and makes obvious effort to help her clients feel better in their current situation and work towards a more peaceful future.
Andrea is a great counselor to talk to. She made me feel like I could open up about painful experiences in a safe place!
She is kind, prompt in communications, caring and also knowledgeable about information related to nicotine and e-cigarettes. Would recommend!
Andrea is an amazing and understanding counselor! She has helped me feel safe enough to share my thoughts and feel heard!
Andrea really got straight to the point and helped me understand my situation with great clarity.
Andrea has been very helpful. She is on point, and guides me to dig deep within myself to uncover answers to the issues I came to BetterHelp for.
I'd give Andrea Levitan as many stars as I could, she digs deep straight to the root of the problem and finds a solution, she's been a great help for me.