Andrew Bentley

LCSW

About me

I graduated with a Master of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus, in May of 2018, and in late 2020, I became a Licensed Clinical Social Work in the State of Oklahoma. I am currently licensed in Oklahoma (7680), Oregon (L13091), and North Dakota (6238). After graduating, for a brief period of time I worked in HIV/AIDS care and then transitioned to a community mental health center as an intake and then case load therapist for almost 3 years. I have experience working with clients that have various forms of childhood and adult trauma and abuse (including verbal/emotional, physical, and sexual), substance abuse disorders, anxiety, depression, grief, aging issues, sex/sexuality, gender identity, and various other difficulties people have in life.

I am a holistic practitioner focusing on all three aspects of health , mental/emotional, physical, and spiritual (religion/spiritual and/or other enriching activities that feed who we are) health, as all three domains of health affect each other. I am an LGBTQIA2 affirming and a sex positive/kink friendly therapist. I am also knowledgeable and supportive in the use of medical cannabis in managing mental health disorders. I believe in treating the whole person in an accepting and affirming environment without judgement.

I have training in CBT and CAMS (suicidality), but am generally an eclectic therapist utilizing modalities needed to best assist my client, including psychoanalytical therapy, narrative therapy, DBT and mindfulness, exposure therapy, and solution focused therapy. I have worked successfully with clients from the age of 8 through 72 from various socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, all skin tones, all sexes, and binary and nonbinary/trans genders. I enjoy helping people to clarify their goals and giving them the tools they need to achieve those goals and thrive, living the life they want. If you don’t see an open time that can work with your schedule, please reach out and I may be able to accommodate your needs.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

OR LCSW L13091

OK LCSW 7680

ND LCSW 6238


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Andrew Bentley. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

He is very kind and has a lot of clarity which is very helpful to me, he helps me see myself better. He is also very non judgemental which makes being honest in therapy easier.

Written on Oct 21, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Andrew is very patient. Andrew has allowed me to unpack my issues without judgment. I think he is truly awesome

Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

It’s good

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I had my first appointment with Andi at a time of intense emotional drama and major life changes. He has helped walk me through these difficult times with a wide knowledge base, personal experience, an open mind and a kind heart. I feel comfortable talking to him about anything and confident that he will hear me and help me to see what I can't see or don't understand. I intend to continue working with Andi even beyond working through these issues.

Written on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Andi has given me diverse tools in understanding my relationships and in setting my own boundaries. Andi is a strong mental health professional and he has helped me greatly.

Written on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Great I’m every aspect of therapy.

Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Amazing, would highly recommend Andy to all of my friends!

Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Andrew is incredibly responsive, supportive and encouraging. He makes me feel seen, heard and validated.. and that feels really freaking good! I trust him and value his boundaries, communication and expertise.

Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Been needing a queer therapist and this one’s the one

Written on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Andrew has changed my mind about therapy. He's proven to me that it's about finding the right person.

Written on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

He has a ton of patience putting up with my difficult personality. Hes charming and knowledgeable, and I naturally feel opencwhen speaking with him. He has me on the right path!

Written on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 6 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

Superb therapist. Exceptional experience & insightful approach to addressing issues together.

Written on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Andrew saved me

Written on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Andrew has been the best therapist I’ve had during my time giving a therapy a shot. He is what I envisioned my therapist to be like. He really listens and gives great feedback. He also challenges you and digs into what’s on your mind. Great guy who is also very interesting himself

Written on Feb 13, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Andi is amazing, has helped me let go of anger that I’ve held on to for years and shows real understanding of all the different issues I’ve talked about. Couldn’t recommend more

Written on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Great listener, reliable and helpful. One of the best I've known.

Written on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Andi is a wonderful human being and a fantastic therapist. He offered me so much valuable insight that helped me deal with many personal challenges. If you are looking for someone who is wise, open, compassionate, and a great listener - this is the guy for you.

Written on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and bipolar disorder

I love Andi. A really great supporter and gives me the best advice even if it's something that will hurt my feelings. Very nice too!

Written on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Andi has been a fantastic therapist - I'd go as far as the best I've ever had (and I have had quite a few). He is kind, supportive and always knows how to help me think in a different way. Reassuring when I need it and challenging when I need it too. Highly recommend.

Written on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Andi is excellent, I feel more hopeful than I have in a very long time.

Written on Dec 17, 2021 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

My therapist is awesome

Written on Dec 12, 2021 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, and adhd

I really come out of the sessions feeling hopeful and more positive. Also Andi is there for me if I need to message him and reply’s back in a good manner.

Written on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Andi is wonderful. I didn't think therapy would be for me but he proved me wrong. He's so helpful and encouraging in every step of the way, and it really feels like you can talk to him about anything.

Written on Nov 20, 2021 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

A very gentle, non-judgemental & understanding therapist willing to adapt to the patients direct needs with different types of therapy. Fully recommend.

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