Andrea Plasko

(LCSW)

About Me

Therapy can often be a daunting and scary process for individuals. "What if my therapist doesn't understand me? Does this mean I have a problem? What if it doesn't help?"
I aim to provide a nurturing, nonjudgmental, compassionate, and supportive environment to support you with all the difficulties life may throw in your path. I like to use a multi-faceted approach tailored to the unique needs of YOU and to best help you with whatever you are struggling with. I believe that change happens when one is given the guidance to draw on your own strengths and realize your potential to live a fulfilling, happy life. I integrate various models of therapy throughout my work including (but not limited to): person-centered, a "here-and-now" approach focusing on present feelings, developmental, strengths-based, and mindfulness techniques.

I have been a practicing psychotherapist in New York City for over 7 years. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), with a Masters Degree in Social Work from Columbia University and a dual Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Social Work from New York University. I also hold a certification in Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Finally, I am a registered, certified Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor in New York.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LCSW #086209 (Expires: 2020-10-31)


Reviews

Written by L.A. on Aug 12, 2019 after counseling with Andrea for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Andrea is a great counselor. She responds in a timely manner and has a wide choice of times for live chats. Her advice is always thoughtful and she is good at setting manageable goals. Her kind manner helped me feel comfortable with her immediately.