Andrea Levitan

(LPC, CPT)

Your first week of counseling is free

About Me

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


Specialties

  • Stress, anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Parenting
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Family, Grief, Anger, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 18

Licensing

LPC #2669 (Expires: 2018-09-30)

LPC #2014022261 (Expires: 2017-06-30)


Testimonials

Written by J.O on Jan 12, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Andrea is a pleasure to work with, quick to respond, and offers excellent guidance.

Written by B.U on Jan 10, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, and parenting

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.

Written by J.A on Jan 09, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 3 days on issues concerning relationship, and self esteem

She's awesome.

Written by A.N on Dec 22, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, sleeping, self esteem, career, and depression

Andrea is fantastic!

Written by R.A on Dec 01, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by L.A on Nov 28, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 3 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and intimacy-related

Andrea has been so helpful for me in one of my most difficult times of my life.

Written by A.A on Nov 13, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, and self esteem

She's very open to listening without judgement and responds in a reasonable amount of time with key pieces of information in the responses.

Written by K.A on Oct 23, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Andrea is gentle and helpful. She seems to have a lot of counseling experience. I trust her with my feelings and needs.

Written by K.A on Oct 19, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 1 week on issues concerning relationship, family, and parenting

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.

Written by T.R on Oct 11, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 3 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

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 therapists’ 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. I’m not certain why, but I’ve found those characteristics to be rare, as most therapists I’ve seen, no matter how nice or willing to help, wish to “fit” you into whatever approach to therapy they’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!

Written by M.A on Oct 03, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career

Andrea is very respectful and has great suggestions. She's a great sounding board!

Written by A.C on Sep 23, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

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.

Written by M.I on Sep 20, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning and stress, anxiety

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.

Written by C.A on Aug 25, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by M.A on Aug 22, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, parenting, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by R.A on Aug 04, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 4 weeks on issues concerning grief, and sleeping

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.

Written by A.N on Aug 02, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

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.

Written by S.A on Jul 13, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, bipolar, and depression

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.

Written by H.E on Jul 07, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting, self esteem, and depression

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!

Written by F.R on Jun 28, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and depression

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.

Written by F.I on Jun 14, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating, self esteem, and bipolar

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.

Written by M.A on Apr 10, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related, and depression

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.

Written by A.M on Mar 24, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

Really friendly and easy to speak to. Great advice. Lovely lady.

Written by E.U on Mar 23, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

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.

Written by M.O on Mar 22, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting, self esteem, and depression

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.

Written by K.E on Mar 19, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and depression

I feel empowered to meet my goals when I talk to Andrea. She doesn't judge or make me feel guilty.

Written by S.I on Mar 16, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, self esteem, and depression

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.

Written by A.N on Mar 05, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, career, and depression

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!

Written by K.E on Feb 27, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career, and depression

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.

Written by S.A on Feb 22, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 6 days on issues concerning relationship, and trauma and abuse

Andrea is a great counselor to talk to. She made me feel like I could open up about painful experiences in a safe place!

Written by A.S on Feb 21, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning and self esteem

She is kind, prompt in communications, caring and also knowledgeable about information related to nicotine and e-cigarettes. Would recommend!

Written by E.C on Feb 16, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 2 months

Andrea is an amazing and understanding counselor! She has helped me feel safe enough to share my thoughts and feel heard!

Written by A.U on Feb 15, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and depression

Andrea really got straight to the point and helped me understand my situation with great clarity.

Written by T.A on Jan 28, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks

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.

Written by M.I on Jan 27, 2016 after counseling with Andrea for 1 month

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.