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Andrew Richey, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Coaching
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About me

Professional Experience
Now in practice for nearly a decade, Andrew is a Licensed Therapist in South Florida, working with individuals and groups in a variety of settings. He uses his training and experience in the field to help those struggling with Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Stress Management, Relationship, Grief/Loss, and life transition issues. He has served on the numerous coalitions and committee’s in both Florida and Pennsylvania focusing on Mental Health in the community, Suicide Prevention education and prevention, and creating access to care.

In addition to his work as a therapist, Andrew has worked across multiple top 50 hospital systems working to bridge Behavioral Health care to the community and creating transitional care/social determinants of health focused approaches to meeting the needs of the community. He has worked with grants from NIH, CDC, and others to develop and study interventions related to severe mental illness, suicidality, and modes of providing services across several states within the United States. All in all, Andrew dedicates his life to being of services to those in need of that extra support, mental health care, and creating opportunity for all parties to do so!

Andrew graduated from University of North Florida with a Bachelors in Developmental Psychology. He then attended Florida State University, where he received his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and was given the Opportunity to work and train with The Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins. In addition, he contributed to research on suicidality and psycho-pharmacology and worked with P.A.M within the West Indies developing programs associated with creating opportunity for education with adolescent Mothers. Andrew continued his education with the University of Maryland with a Doctorate in Social Work, further his involvement with Penn Medicine and extending his research and clinical applied practice, and University of South Florida’s MBA Program.

“My Philosophy on Mental Health and Wellness”
I believe that we are stewards of our minds equipped with the tools needed to create balance in our lives. Learning how to harness said tools, empowering ourselves to shift our patterns and thoughts, is the roadmap to wellness. Wellness is made up of mental health (psychological and emotional wellbeing); physical health, relational health; and various interdependent components. Maintaining a balance between all of these things leads to overall wellness, but how we place value or maintain can oftentimes take intentionality and rolling back the tape on what can shift us back into balance. As a therapist, I enjoy collaborating with others to help strengthen their mental health. By creating greater self-awareness and using introspection, we can better examine what parts of their overall wellness might be lacking and in need of adjustment. I am a passenger, with you at the wheel, here to guide the way until your view becomes clear and understanding of the mechanics for your optimized life are formalized!

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Coaching

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Trichotillomania, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

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

Andrew is an excellent and knowledgeable therapist. He's also very personable and relatable. He's been able to guide me through deep issues that I've been struggling with all my life and that I thought I'd never overcome. The strategies he has taught me have helped me take control in my life, bringing me hope and a sense of accomplishment. To say that I am appreciative of his help is an understatement — it has changed my life!

Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Andrew for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

I appreciate how thoughtful and supportive Andrew is of me. He doesn't tell me what I "should" feel or how I "ought" to react, but he helps me hold an honest mirror up for myself. I find my time with him very helpful.

Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Andrew for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and grief

Andrew has been very helpful and helped me gained insight into things that I didn’t even notice. I would recommend Andrew to anyone looking to get a proper insight into their problems or just looking for someone to talk to.

Written on Nov 08, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Andrew is great. He’s got a good combination of active listening and active feedback in a way that feels natural. He’s also been great about setting goals in an environment that can easily become aimless venting. Thanks Andrew.

Written on Sep 03, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

I find Andrew to be very professional and authentic in his practice. The first session ended in him asking if I thought we would be a good match to work together or not. I appreciated this question as it’s clear he has your best interest in mind. My sessions with Andrew are very insightful. He asks the right questions, encourages honesty, and does a nice job managing topics you’re maybe struggling with or just not quite ready to hit on, yet. He gives very valuable messages and journal prompts throughout the week that really get you hands on in your thoughts, emotions, and feelings. Andrew is definitely a professional worth seeing if he’ll be a good fit for you.

Written on Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I highly recommend working with Andrew. I spent several weeks reviewing profiles before deciding to work with him, and I'm very glad I did. Andrew brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our discussions, I find value in every session. The insight I've acquired has been instrumental for helping me move forward during a difficult time. I'm feeling much better, and I can see my life moving in a positive direction and I'm excited about that. If you are looking for someone that will help you get good results, Andrew is the guy. Thanks Andrew!

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 1 month on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching