I am licensed in various states with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. There isn't much I have not seen and helped folks through. My professional background has included working within criminal justice settings, psychiatric settings, community mental health, with high-wealth clients, everyday folks, and folks from all walks of life. Besides my clinical psychology doctorate and master degrees, I also went to business school and earned an MBA which allows me to bring perspectives and interventions that other therapists might be missing. I have owned, managed and sold businesses and bring that experience to those who need it. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. If you are looking to be in therapy your whole life with me, I am not your match. I believe in getting goals developed, getting folks some solid progress, and then, when ready, using therapy as needed. Like a car, folks should take themselves into the shop for tune-ups throughout their life. No car stays in the shop the entire time you own it? Why should you stay in therapy your whole life? Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! Feel free to learn more about me at www.AndrewMendonsa.com.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WA Psychologist PY60994654
CA Psychologist PSY23208
AZ Psychologist PSY-005157
NV Psychologist PY0914
MI Psychologist 6301018285
UT Psychologist 11360599-2501
NM Psychologist PSY1585
AR Psychologist 20-09P
HI Psychologist PSY-1801
VA LCP 0810006318
WY Psychologist 703
Dr. Mendonsa is supportive, caring and shows compassion and empathy tempered with logic. These qualities are what I appreciate
in a psychologist. His knowledge expertise and skills are very apparent as he helps me through childhood and generational trauma.
I respect his strengths based approach; using strengths to overcome any obstacles. He strives to answer all of my questions and is great at clarifying my understanding of his answers. He meets me where I am at. I can be logical to my own detriment at times and he has been very supportive in working with this. He offers a safe space to sort out difficult issues.
Dr. Mendonsa is also very responsive to messages and gives great feedback along with gentle reminders to make sure you utilize self-care. Thank you Dr. Mendonsa!
Written on May 23, 2023 after therapy with Andrew for 1 month
Such a great human! Very relatable and easy to talk to. Time flies when you’re talking. Instantly felt comfortable and felt like it was talking to someone I knew for years! Strongly recommend:)
Written on Apr 08, 2023 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Dr. Mendonsa is accomplished and demonstrates a level of professionalism with a neutral degree of heart, meaning...he is open, offers insights from his own professional perspective as well advancing other resources to available from BetterHelp such as specific groups, not generalized, about what my needs are. Gentle with reminders about scheduling appointments, and really nice having the availability talk in between, he responds within a reasonable and timely manner. I would highly recommend Dr. Andrew Mendonsa to family, friends, and even folks I don't know.
Written on Feb 05, 2023 after therapy with Andrew for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd
So far we are 2 sessions in and it has already been helpful. I find myself to be excited about our sessions unlike other therapists in my past. I look forward to working with him further.
Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Andrew for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd