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Andrew Michaels, LMHC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Anger management Depression
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About me

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.

Professional experience

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

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

NY LMHC 007765

SC LPC 7232


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Andrew Michaels. 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.

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

Positive energy

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