I have thirty years experience in the mental health field. I have extensive knowledge and experience working with people suffering from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD, trauma, PTSD, domestic violence, complicated grief and relationship issues. I also work with LGBTQ+ population around the issues of sexual identity, relationship issues and coming out to famililes and peers. For 17 years I have worked in a day treatment program where I provided individual, group and family counseling targeting clients suffering with range of issues from ADHD , physical/sexual abuse and substance abuse. I am currently devoted to clients suffering from Schizophrenia, Schizo-Affective Disorders and Major Depression where I provide them with psychoeducation regarding , symptomatology, and connecting them to community services to optimize their functioning in the community.
I am a highly trained clinician who enjoys working with a multicultural population where I treat all my clients with sensitivity and respect. I incorporate a vast range of clinical interventions into my practice: CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Person-Centered, Anger Management, Relaxation Training and Psychoanalytic Treatment.
Listening to others in a caring and empathetic manner has been crucial in my ability to develop trusting relationships with others. I maintain a nonjudgmental stance with awareness of one's cultural beliefs and values and provide an atmosphere where one has the ability to cope through difficult times within their lives. Being able to reach for help is a crucial step in your decision to make a change in your life. Regardless what comes across in our lives, we have the ability to choose one’s way, to challenge ourselves through our struggles and become stronger individuals. I am looking forward to working with you.
20yrs in practice
Additional areas of focus:LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Cancer, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality
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He has been of great help and support in my time of need. Has greatly assisted me in understanding thoughtfulness and gratitude.
Written on Mar 08, 2023 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Punctual and is empathic.
Written on Feb 25, 2023 after therapy with Andrew for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue
I’m doing better. Thank you Andrew.
Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with Andrew for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties
Written on Jan 20, 2023 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue
Andrew is awesome
Written on Dec 27, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions
Very kind and a great listener
Written on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Andrew's top quality is his obvious and very genuine compassion. He really felt like a trusted friend who would listen, not judge, and show real empathy. He gently accompanied me through a difficult moment in my life, and helped make it easier.
Written on Aug 13, 2020 after therapy with Andrew for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Andrew Michaels was very helpful. In March of 2020 I was stressed out because of the coronavirus. I have a psychiatrist, but never tried therapy before. He gave good advice to my unique needs of keeping healthy in this traumatic time. He also is a good listener and conversationalist. He also shared helpful articles, and responded promptly to my messages.
Written on Apr 10, 2020 after therapy with Andrew for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem
A great listener who is able to talk me through issues. Someone I can trust to give me the best advice and figure out what needs to be done. Andrew is someone I would highly recommend to anyone who is in need of help.
Written on Jan 13, 2020 after therapy with Andrew for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Honestly Andrew has been the best counselor I’ve worked with in my past 26 years of living. He helps me every week to get better and feel better. I was in a really bad point and I really need help. I’m glad that I got paired up with Andrew because he’s really helped me progress and makes me feel normal.
Written on Sep 01, 2019 after therapy with Andrew for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
Great listener and VERY knowledgeable. 10/10
Written on Jul 10, 2019 after therapy with Andrew for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue
He is very understanding and tries to work through your issues one at a time.
Written on Jul 03, 2019 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders
Andrew is a wonderful counselor. He is a good listener and provides insightful feedback. I feel very much at ease when talking with him. He offers many suggestions with great clarity. It is a pleasure to work with him.
Written on Jun 23, 2019 after therapy with Andrew for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes
He is peaceful to talk to. He makes me feel not alone in what I’m going through. It’s hard not to get stuck in my head and negative thoughts. He brings me back to reality.
Written on Apr 27, 2019 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
I am so glad to have been matched with Andrew. I feel so much better than before we started and it's been a blessing to have his help.
Written on Jan 11, 2019 after therapy with Andrew for 5 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
Amazing guy! Listens to you and shares a lot of his wisdom. Highly recommended.
Written on Jul 03, 2018 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, anger, and bipolar
He always listens to what I have to say and offers advice and often speakes from personal experience witch is what I like most about him, very genuine!
Written on Jun 27, 2018 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and bipolar
I enjoyed working with this counselor. I had clearly defined goals at the beginning of the process, and he tailored our sessions to move toward meeting those goals. I appreciated his efforts to incorporate wisdom and techniques from outside sources (books, articles, Web sites, etc.), as well as offering his own experiences. I am grateful for the time we spent working together.
Written on Apr 30, 2018 after therapy with Andrew for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
I like that Andrew always has a little focus on me even when he tries to direct me to understand other people's feelings, and for me not do anything rash.
Written on Feb 26, 2018 after therapy with Andrew for 3 weeks on issues concerning grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career
Andrew is a great guy! We connected very well. He understands and responds well to my concerns.
Written on Jan 14, 2018 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Andrew provided great techniques that helped me with my anxiety. I highly recommend Andrew for your counseling, therapy needs.
Written on Dec 02, 2017 after therapy with Andrew for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
I would like to keep my information private. But I can say that with the sessions I've had with Andrew Michaels have been incredibly helpful. I actually look forward to my sessions with him. He's incredibly knowledgable and empathic. So far I have been very pleased with my seIf and would highly recommend Andrew and this website.
Written on Oct 02, 2017 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse
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