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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Attachment Issues , Cancer , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Guilt and Shame , Men's Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #007765-1 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great listener and VERY knowledgeable. 10/10
He is very understanding and tries to work through your issues one at a time.
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.
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.
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.
Amazing guy! Listens to you and shares a lot of his wisdom. Highly recommended.
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!
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.
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.
Andrew is a great guy! We connected very well. He understands and responds well to my concerns.
Andrew provided great techniques that helped me with my anxiety. I highly recommend Andrew for your counseling, therapy needs.
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.