I'm Andy. I'm a Professional Counselor licensed in Missouri and I've been in the Mental Health field for nearly 30 years. I've had a wide variety of experiences helping people of all ages, problems, genders and religions. To me, each person is an individual with concerns that are unique to them. My focus is always on you and what is of concern to you.
My approach is very open, warm, caring and supportive. I use several different methods to help people, but I prefer Motivational Interviewing, which helps people explore ambivalence over their issues. Regardless of what methods used, my focus is only about helping you achieve the goals that you want to accomplish.
I work with adults and couples. I have a lot of experience with relationships, marital, pre-marital and couples counseling. I also work with addictions including substances, sex addictions, and other compulsions.
You've taken a big step by reaching out for help. I know what that's like. I've been in counseling too. I want you to know that I will do everything possible to make this journey the best it can be.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2001018628
I’ve been talking with Andy for a few weeks now. He has been very helpful. He is giving me some tips and tricks to deal with my anxiety and my life situation. I’m glad I signed up for better help when I did, I didn’t really realiZe how much I needed counseling until I was getting it regularly.
Written on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with Andy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Andy is a great resources for growth and healing !
Written on Mar 30, 2021 after therapy with Andy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching