Andrew Lewis

(LCSW)

About Me

I am a clinical social worker licensed in California and Michigan, and I've actively worked with clients as a psychotherapist, case manager, and coach since 2011. I have worked with a diverse assortment of clients who've faced a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress, career difficulties, OCD, LGBT-related matters, relationship issues, emotional abuse, and trauma.

My counseling style is compassionate, non-judgmental, and educational. I see my role as providing you with my experience and specialized knowledge in a supportive manner to help you navigate the challenges that brought you to counseling. This often involves addressing your presenting concerns with a combination of empathic listening, skill development, and psychological concepts. A close friend can provide us with a safe, non-judgmental space to be heard and validated during difficult times. What distinguishes a counselor, in my opinion, is the addition of expert knowledge and psychotherapeutic techniques to that, alongside years of clinical experience.

My counseling approach is strengths-based, combining cognitive behavioral and solution-focused counseling styles. In a nutshell, cognitive behavioral therapies look at how our thoughts and actions influence and sometimes create our feelings, and vice versa. Solution-focused therapies are about exploring challenges and figuring out ways to deal with them. Together, we will co-create a specialized treatment plan to meet your individual needs.

I applaud you for reaching out through BetterHelp. It takes strength and courage to work toward change and life improvement. I am here to support you and facilitate you moving forward on that journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #72132 (Expires: 2020-07-31)

LMSW #6801099538 (Expires: 2020-04-30)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Jun 10, 2019 after counseling with Andrew for 3 weeks

Andrew has been great. He is compassionate and thoughtful of my situation. He allows me to move at my own pace so I'm not overwhelmed. I'm new to therapy and Andrew is helping me navigate these waters. I am thankful.

Written by N.A. on May 28, 2019 after counseling with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Thank You

Written by S.T. on Mar 07, 2019 after counseling with Andrew for 2 months

Mr. Lewis is so helpful and professional. It's obvious he has experience helping people because he's always able to help me pinpoint what my feelings mean. I feel like I dwelled in the past a lot before I started counseling with Mr. Lewis, but now I'm aware I have a future for which I need to prepare.

Written by T.O. on Feb 11, 2019 after counseling with Andrew for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Too few sessions
So far so good

Written by J.U. on Feb 06, 2019 after counseling with Andrew for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He’s great to talk with, always very welcoming and is sincere about every session. I would highly recommend him to anyone, and I look forward to talking with him again. He makes it comfortable to fully open up and someone you can trust immediately. Thanks again, Andrew!