I have over twenty years of clinical experience working with client's experiencing intimate relationship difficulties, addiction, difficulty managing anger, coping with grief and loss, mental health challenges like Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and PTSD.. I also have almost eight years of working with veterans attempting to adjust to civilian life after separation from the military, young people finding healthy ways to make the transition to early adulthood.
My work with client's is driven by the belief that all of us have the capacity for making change. This change comes from the courage and willingness to examine our lives and begin to develop a plan to make things better. We are all worthy of seeking better things in our lives.
I approach my work with a positive attitude, encouraging communication,stressing personal responsibility, and never give up attitude. I believe life is for the living. It's up to each one of us to unlock our [potential and actively seek to obtain our goals, fill our bucket lists, have no regrets !
I am located in the USA and in the Eastern Standard Time Zone. I work here part time with a traditional Monday-to-Friday work week. I do find myself online at some point every day typically. I'm most frequently available from 5pm-800pm, very early many mornings by 4am for a couple of hours which makes working with international client's very manageable, and some weekend hours too. I hope that these times work.
Most client's enjoy a combination of message based communications that are not in real time with regular weekly live sessions bu video (not Skype) or cell. There is even a "live chat" function where we can write to each other on a split screen in real time. We can decide what works best for you.
I try extremely hard to get back to client's within the same day a message is received. There are times when I'm in daily contact, often in bunches of messages, with client's as needed. There are times that we may be in weekly contact. We can establish this rhythm of contact together.
A credo that I go by:
If you keep on doing what you've always done you will keep on being what you've always been. Nothing changes unless YOU make the change.
I try to bring the following quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. into my work as best I can:
"We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.â€
Another favorite thought of mine comes from a movie and states "Life is too short not to have a cookie when you want one"
- Stress, Anxiety
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family, Trauma and abuse, Parenting, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar, Depression
LICSW #110847 (Expires: 2018-10-31)
LMHC #3878 (Expires: 2019-12-31)
Andrew is the most thoughtful, kind and helpful counsellor I could have asked for. We have spoken about various issues and concerns and he is always able to bring clarity, insight and helpful strategies to each and every one. Andrew is an incredible counsellor and a wonderful person. Highly recommended.
The assistance that I have received from Andrew is accurate and the techniques offered to assist in change provided immediate relief. I would recommend highly.
I don't say this lightly, but Andrew is by far the best counselor I have known. He was always available to give me advice on chat when I had really difficult time. He made it very comfortable for me to come out of my shell by showing genuine interest in getting to know me; that made my counseling sessions much productive. I felt that he cared about me as a person, not merely as a client. I have gotten better over time because of counseling sessions with him. Thank you!
Andrew is extremely personable while maintaining a professional demeanor. I feel safe talking to him and have confidence in his level of expertise. He reaches out to me if I don't schedule sessions, asking if everything is ok. I always feel welcome and important. I am so grateful for the opportunity and convenience of getting the support I need from the comfort of my own home.
Andrew is the best counselor, always supportive and trying to offer a different perspective on the problem. He helps me to keep focusing on myself, on overcoming my current problem without being afraid of the future. After every additional message from him, I know I can do this. I can be happy again. I'm just not there yet.
Andrew shows a lot of compassion and takes initiative to get and keep in touch. He immediately made me feel secure enough to talk about my problems, and I feel confident he can help me get through the hard times I'm facing.
I’ve been counseling with Andy for four month now on several challenges in my life rooted mostly in my past. This was my first time experience ever with any type of mental health therapy. I had my initial reservations as this would typically be the last resort I’d chose to seek solutions for my problems. Andy has been instrumental in helping me through these challenges and was able to “crack the nut” in many unexplored and for me complex areas. He has guided me in how to get more in touch with my true self and inspired appetite to explore and share more of my less pleasant life experiences and feel ok about it. Which helps me significantly with getting along with my life challenges. Andy has most definitely managed to “squeeze the water out of a rock” in my case for which he has my deepest respect and admiration!
If you look for somebody who’s very client centric, good listener, always positive and very inspirational, patient - no matter what you throw at him, flexible, responsive and very competent and experienced- GET ANDY! He’s got your back through thick and thin and he’ll truly go above and beyond to secure client's satisfaction! He’ll effectively coach you at your own pace towards where you eventually want to be. What I appreciate the most that Andy is not the "one size fits all" type. I find him very focused on client's specific needs and seeking together the best "fit for purpose" approach that client is most comfortable with to maximize and accelerate results. I don’t know what's the standard out there as I have nothing to compare it to. But I’ll say this: “I don’t feel the need to explore that as I found the perfect life counseling professional for me!” It feels like I won a bargain with Andy and would chose him as my therapist as well as recommend him to anybody and everybody every and any time.
Thank you very much Andy! Look forward to continue to work together!
It will almost be a year since I started counseling with Andrew and he has helped me a lot! It is now easier to base my decisions based on what is good for me without feeling guilty. I know I still have a long way to go but Andrew’s counseling is helping get there. He is really professional and knows when to push and when to just let me be and that is very important for me.
I've been working with Andy since March. My self esteem is better, I'm able to work through problems, and my anxiety is getting under control. I like that when I'm having an issue I am able to send off a message and have a response in short amount of time. Andy is supportive and offers a different view on problem solving. He is greatly appreciated.
Andrew has been a very good person to speak with over many aspects of my life.
Andrew Wurth is there for you. He works by email, phone, or video chat. In a time that I needed someone he was there to listen. Sometimes just an ear is all that you need. I highly recommend him.
Andrew is fantastic. I had problems with some topics from my past since decades now, but Andrew can help me so quickly and strongly - no other therapist has been able to do this before. What I like especially about Andrew is his empathic personality and his amazing help always - no matter when I write or call. This gives me so much hope and safety - it's the first time I have seen somebody this engaged. He is an angel with high competence and a lot of strength. Also I like that he is so warmhearted, long experienced and very clear and competent. He understands exactly the topics behind all the pain and this helps a lot. It changed my life - and it feels awesome. Andrew is the right counselor for me and I am so looking forward working with him on all my topics. Thank you Andrew and thank you BetterHelp for this amazing platform.
I thank Andrew so much for our conversation and his time.
Andy is the perfect counselor for me. When I originally filled out the form for what type of counselor I would prefer, I checked the "female" choice. For some reason, I got Andy, and was confused by this choice. Andy, of course, explained that I could try again through BetterHelp for a female counselor, but after one session with him, I felt so much calmer and decided to give Andy a try - and it worked! Andy is such a good fit for me. He has helped me with anxiety as well as with life and career choices. He has sort of become my "life coach," and I am so grateful for his listening ear, his ideas, his questions for me to ponder and consider, and just his overall support. I actually will be extending my 3 months term for another 3 months as he is helping me so much to learn about underlying distortions that I have, and to move beyond them. Each person is different and each counselor is different, but for me, Andy works. Thank you Andy!
My experience with BetterHelp has helped me become a better person.
I found Andrew to be really helpful and understanding. He helped me understand better how minds process thought and also gain more control over this. Thanks!
Andrew has been a great help in getting me through a rough time. He has helped me realized that my thoughts were behind all my difficulties. He is helping me use my anxiety as a tool to move where I want to be rather than stay paralyzed. He is always responsive and available for live sessions at convenient times. Thanks Andrew.
Andrew made a sincere effort to initiate a connection with me, and asking me what my relationship with alcohol was. He was also candid and honest. I would recommend Andrew. However, I wasn't finding the BetterHelp platform all that conducive to counseling, so I have cancelled my account. By no means is that a reflection on Andrew's abilities or professionalism. He was available and straight up, which I appreciated it.
Since Andy had experienced a similar event in his life, he was keenly aware of the steps necessary to reach acceptance and peace. Andy appropriately did not share specifics of his situation. Through his own experience, he was able to guide me to my own resolution. I would highly recommend Andy to anyone seeking to move on from feelings of grief or guilt!
Andrew (Andy, once you get to know him) has been a wonderful, reachable, continual source of support helping me through a very difficult time. It took a village to get me through a custody battle, and Andrew was a big part of it! I felt like I could talk to him about things I sometimes felt less comfortable sharing to someone's face. Great help! Thanks, Andy!!!
I have truly seen a difference since working with Andrew. He is patient and really makes an effort to help me any way he can!
Andrew helped me a lot with seeing the good in myself. Andrew also helped me see that not everything is my fault and some things are other people's problems I don't have to take on. Andrew comes with a lot of experience and you can be comfortable that you can speak your mind and he will stay with you even when rambling. Thank you Andy!
My experience with Andy has been nothing short of amazing. Working with him over the last year has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It does not matter what problems or issues I toss his way, he remains calm, compassionate, and non-judgmental. Andy has a way of picking me up, dusting me off, and throwing me back out into the world for another try. More importantly, he never gives up on me. For the first time in my life, I feel like someone is on my side and that I am not alone. No words can truly explain how thankful I am to have the opportunity to work with Andy.
Andrew is very helpful, quickly grasped what my issues were, and is able to help with relevant experience and materials.
Andy is a good listener, compassionate and a very caring person. I was matched with Andrew over a year ago, and have worked together on bipolar disorder, helping me get through traumatic events, PTSD, and helped me to accept medical conditions with me. Andy understands what I say, along with how I feel. He uses that understanding to help me the best he can. It hasn't been easy, but Andy never let me give up on myself. He gave me strength and hope, when I couldn't find any. Andy is an amazing therapist and human being. I have been blessed to have him helping me.
Many of the recourses offered were helpful.
Andrew gives good honest responses and to the point advice. He is easy to talk to and quick to reply. He has had 1st hand experience with addiction which means he can give you real answers, not the text book stuff. I enjoy my chats with Andy very much, a bit too much, I tend to waffle on a bit but Andy will always address every bit of my rant. Thank you Andy.
Andrew's explanation and analysis of my situation and issues were really helpful and supportive. It really encouraged me to deal the right way with certain issues and also be okay with who I am at the moment. He is a very encouraging and supportive therapist with a really good scientific provision too.
Patient, provides good resources for reflection.
Andrew is a great therapist! He offers succinct comprehensible advice!
Really helpful - calm, common sense support and advice.
Andrew is a great counselor! He responds very quickly when you need him and he tries to get the best and positive parts oit of difficult situations!
Andy was extremely helpful and professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs a helping hand.
Andy has been absolutely wonderful. He responds quickly and has great input.
Andy has been and continues to be amazing. I know he is there whenever I need to message him and replies to messages promptly and with thought without overwhelming you.
It's great to work with him, and can highly recommend him as a therapist. I have had some bad ones in the past on the NHS and Andy is worth every Â£ / $
Andrew helped me order my thoughts during a very chaotic time, something I'm extremely happy for. Not all things can be shared with family or friends and he provided a great sounding board that helped me sort out the confusion in my mind and heart. I have an action plan and I'm sure Andrew will be there with me to support implementation.
Andrew Wurth is very patient, understanding and caring. He never gave up on me, even when I wanted to give up on myself. I know with his continued support I can get my life back on track. Thank you Andrew!!
He has helped me move forward with many things, things that have had me felt stuck for the majority of my adult life. He has given me the guidance I needed in a very encouraging way. Whenever I would contact him, he would respond right away - making me feel like someone was walking by side in facing the issues. Much appreciated!
Andrew is the perfect example of how you can reach goals fast working efficiently. He knew exactly what questions to ask and put things in perspective almost immediately. I really enjoyed his way of working and I would definitely recommend working with him to anyone looking for a fast responding counselor with clear answers.
I don't know if I've had the courage to make some changes in my life without Andrew. He helped me to find out what it is I want. Even if what I wanted to talk about with Andrew wasn't that big, he was there for me every time. Thanks Andrew- I'll take so many things and sentences with me which you have said. Even if there were only two weeks of writing, I'm sure that these will help me for many other situations in my lifetime.
Andrew is an amazing listener and somehow always knows the right thing to say. His experience shows through every conversation and he has helped me deal with everyday life more than I can say.
I have worked with Andy through a very dark period of my life and found him to be very responsive and attuned to what I was experiencing. He is understanding and I felt him to be an advocate in my corner!
Just talking about what I was going through, helped me to construct a plan of action that got me out of a terrible relationship. I remember being in a police car on my way to an overnight holding area and the officer that drove me there shared her view from a question I had asked her. She indicated that once this process was over, I'd have to decide with my heart or mind as to what I needed to get on with my life, in particular; whether I would stay in the relationship, I guess deciding with my heart or leave the relationship, deciding with my mind. Andrew helped be to make the decision I should have made numerous times to leave a violent physical and mental abuse relationship with my mind; I am moving on to a fresh life without my abusive partner. Thank you so much.
Andrew is great, and I felt comfortable with him immediately. He gave me advice that really worked and within a short period of time. I'm so thankful to him for his help.
Andrew is an excellent counselor. He is attentive, non-judgemental and always available. He is easy to talk to and communicates well.
I am very happy I could discuss my problems with Andy. He was very helpful and answered promptly. He helped me to realize some very important things. BetterHelp is much more convenient than going to a therapy where you need an appointment. I highly recommend it.
I am currently in my 9th month of working with Andrew. When I first started with Andy, it was for many issues including Bipolar, depression, relationship and family. Since then, there has been several traumatic events in my life that I could never have gotten through without Andy's help. Andy is a very gifted counselor, who is compassionate, caring and supportive in his advice. Andy cares about what I am feeling, and always has encouraging words for me. Andy did, and still is helping me work through several traumatic events in the past nine months. He truly listens to me, even when I have a hard time explaining what I'm feeling. Recently, I received a medical diagnosis of MS. Andy talked with me about it, and still does. He has given me other places to find help with this, which has helped me. He continues to help me with this, with his "never give up" attitude. After having bad experiences with in-person counselors, Andy is a refreshing change to all of that.
Andy once told me in the beginning of our time together, "Always have Faith" and "Never lose Hope". Although this is hard for me to believe sometimes, Andy makes sure I don't forget it. He is truly a gifted counselor; who, unlike some counselors today, truly cares for his clients.
Andrew is great. He responds quickly and I felt like he understood my situation very well. He's a very good at highlighting the situation so that you more clearly can see where you can improve and or change things for the better.
Andy is a uniquely-gifted and compassionate individual, who truly cares about about you and wants to help. I have moved from the darkest places I have ever been, into the light. He helped me find belief and understanding in myself. My once dull grey eyes are now bright blue, and I am in many ways re-born, and life is good and getting better, my head is held high and I am proud of myself. He helped me to forgive and accept the things that I cannot change, he helped me find the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference. Thank you Andy! I would not hesitate in recommending you.
Andrew has been great. I have had what can only be described as a super complicated situation the past few months and he has taken the time to walk me through every step.
Andrew Wurth has really understood where I'm coming from, and he has really taken the time to analyze what I say and feel. His advice and counseling has helped me so much in such short time. At first I was pretty hesitant I would say to myself how is this helping me, but once I gave it a chance and time. I finally understood what Andrew was saying. I'm a lot happier now than how I was before I started counseling with Andrew.
Andrew has been an integral part of my recovery. His insight and caring words are very appreciated.
Andrew is great.
Provides very practical ideas/suggestions!
As a healthcare professional, I first doubted the ability of online counseling to be beneficial. I have now recommended this method to many others. The response time with my counselor was perfect. Weekly sessions seem non therapeutic at at this point. This is a rapid response generation, this method of counseling response to that need.
Andy is thoughtful. He cuts right through my words to find what is at the heart of the issue and helps me delve in and explore my mind to gain greater clarity and focus in my every day life.
Andrew has been helpful during my difficulties. He is positive, points out areas that need attention and always responds. I am very glad I found he[p thru this site.
Andrew is very responsive and always looking to try and understand the basis of why you feel certain ways and offers helpful solutions.
I've only just started working with Andrew and so far he's been great. I'm grateful for having someone to help me through my problems.
Andrew is very helpful.
Andrew has been great! He replies promptly and has very good advice. I have been able to dodge some serious wars with my family through his intuition.
Andrew is wonderful, very supportive, and always checking in on me. He's great! I'm extremely pleased with the service.
I don't know how to describe it but I feel a heavy weight was lifted off of me!
Andrew is a decent person to communicate with. He seems to listen and understand.
Andrew Wurth is an excellent, insightful, perceptive, extremely wise and helpful therapist. He is proving to be a great asset as I make my way from the darkness of depression that's been plaguing me for years, back into the beautiful glow of inner happiness. I recommend him, his insight and work to anyone struggling.
What a positive impact Andrew is having on my mental state as I maneuver through a really difficult time. His focus and guidance is always right where it needs to be for someone like me, who easily gets caught up in the chaos of a situation.
Andrew has been of invaluable support during a very hard time for me.
Very helpful. I've been talking to him for a few months. It helps tremendously when you take an active approach to solving your problems.
Andrew is an extraordinary therapist! He is an active and empathetic listener. He is always spot-on when it comes to understanding the feelings I am experiencing. He also replies pretty fast ---something I truly appreciate! I would recommend Andrew to anyone in need of counseling/therapy, he is wonderful!
I have found Andrew's advice really helpful. I've worked my way out of a rut before I dug it too deep.
I am thankful to have Andy as my counselor. He is the voice of reason when I am ready to give up hope. Andy is helping me put my life in perspective while pointing out small factors or correlations between issues and behavior which I did not recognize. I feel like Andy really "listens" to me and provides timely insight and advice in a non judgemental way. I am excited for the changes and improvements Andy is helping me achieve and look forward to continuing to work with him. With Andy's continued support and guidance anything seems possible.
Andy has been a wonderful counselor! He was very helpful to me, he always responded quickly, and his advice has helped me see things differently and be happier.
I began counseling here for relationship and career struggles. Not long after starting, Andy identified and helped me to see that struggles I was having had more to do with my own self-worth difficulties than either specific problem. I was extremely pleased when he made this observation. I think I had only â€œconcededâ€ needing counseling because I felt I was negatively impacting others in my life, but I had been unable to admit I really needed help with myself. I was both surprised and grateful when he made this observation, and it let me know early on that he was truly listening and working to provide real help, not just help with what I thought I needed, but to help identify what would really help change my life for the better.
Throughout this process, he has helped me to re-frame my pervasive negative ways of thinking. Within a couple weeks, I felt much better, but worried my change could be short-term. After four months, I see that I have cycled through ups and downs, but because it has been longer now, I also see that Andy is really helping me to change habits for the long term. I am not ready to be done with counseling, not because I havenâ€™t grown, but because I am continuing to grow and I donâ€™t know what could be much more valuable of an investment that continuing to change myself and my life for the better.
Through this process, I have gone through periods of extreme worry that much of my improvement has to do with having someone caring and understanding to help me, rather than actual improvement from within. Andyâ€™s honest nature has helped me to be open about even these issues, and he has shown me how my improvements have much more to do with myself than I realize. As his profile states, he does encourage taking responsibility and choosing to make changes to oneâ€™s own life. Iâ€™ve spent so much time in the past being stagnant, and yet Iâ€™ve made so many changes and done so much in the last few months. I donâ€™t know that I would have done many, if any, of these things without this support.
In some ways, itâ€™s easier to type than to say things face-to-face, but in other ways, there is a fear that you will miss the honest reaction. It is easy to think that the counselor could simply be filtering any negative response, because I cannot observe the initial facial expression in this text-based system. However, Andy is honest about negative things often enough that it is easy to trust him. I have no doubt that he will tell me something negative if it is indeed true, and so knowing this helps me to also trust the positive things he says. He is never judgmental, but often needs to help me re-frame any flawed perspectives. I have learned I can always say what I think, and even if it something I feel should be viewed negatively, he will give me helpful advice rather than anything that feels close to judgement.
Andy always responds with specific advice. It is easy to tell he listens thoroughly. He is good at not only listening to what I say are my concerns, but also pulling things out of what I say that I didnâ€™t even notice myself - surprising me with unexpected observations I perhaps need to address.
I had little previous experience with counseling. I had been to one other face-to-face counselor for just a couple sessions. It may have been because it was early on, but I struggled to be open and then the time was cut short before I had said much of importance. My thoughts became disjointed not being able to talk again for a week. Here, I can write whenever I have something to say, and Andy responds frequently. In this way, I can write when I have thoughts instead of when the time is scheduled, and I know that he also has something to say as well, not just respond because he feels he has to within the given time constraints. This is a huge advantage of this platform.
Finally, Andy has helped me to rely more on my faith, which has gone through periods of strength and periods of great doubt (such as when I began therapy) throughout my life. He has helped me to see that many of my life doubts are the sorts of doubts many people share. That sometimes we do need to rely on a greater trust. That looking towards what is good, towards what/who we want to be, and what we should do about it is very important. I very much love the fact that he promotes living in the moment, being authentic, and one of the most helpful things he has suggested - that doing the next right thing will get us where we want to be in life.
Andy is a great counselor, and I hope this review can help others better understand how he and this service can help them.
Andrew has been a great help to me over the last few weeks and I greatly appreciate his help and listening ear.
Andrew has been available and willing to talk with me on a variety of issues since I started. I have made significant improvements to my life because of him and I am incredibly grateful.
I am so grateful to have Andy as my therapist. Even though we write back and forth, I can tell he is really "listening" to me and acknowledges and encourages me with the feedback that is good for my situation. His therapy skills are excellent.
Andrew is very easy to confide in. I am happy with his counseling sessions.
Andrew does a great job. I'm very satisfied.
Andrew was a great guide in helping me sort through my thoughts and concerns so that I could clearly see what actions I would have to take to remediate my situation. Thanks for your help!
Andy is a great listener who is able to pinpoint key issues and offer various perspectives while being supportive and nonjudgmental. He also responds promptly and is flexible; it has been wonderful working with him.
Andy is extremely easy to converse with. Although this requires typing, you can tell that he reads every detail. He never passes judgement, and he puts everything into perspective. He understands people in general. Although I felt horrible when we began counseling, he reminded me of how amazing I am. We all make mistakes, but mistakes shouldn't make us. I feel refreshed and ready to conquer the world one footstep at a time! Thank you, Andy!!!
Andrew is a very honest and responsible therapist, always gives me a lot of practical suggestions. Thumbs up!
Andrew is an empathetic and honest person that with tact helps you to achieve personal growth. Highly recommend him.
Andrew Wurth has been very helpful for me, I would recommend him. He is consistent, and offers positive reinforcement, which is ultimately what I think we all need. Andrew does this well, in addition to providing a rare sensitivity toward subjects. Through the process of learning to think about the things that cause us pain, I believe we can learn to heal.
Andrew's support and level of input has helped me through a difficult emotional time during separation from my long term partner. He's helped me identify my fears and face them, given me the strength to move forward when all else seemed to be against me. He's been supportive, intuitive and responsive throughout.
Andrew is easy to talk to without fear of judgment! He is insightful, and he is a good match for me.
Andrew was very helpful in allowing me to disclose issues which have arisen for me in a safe and supported environment. He provided guidance and reassurance with life-changing decisions, which has reflected positively in my personal life. Thank you Andrew!
Andrew is a great listener. Thank you!
In the past month, Andrew helped me to reframe some anxiety-provoking situations and to develop a plan to make some career changes. It was a positive and beneficial experience to participate in this process.
Andrew has been great! He responds promptly and always has insightful suggestions. He has helped me overcome a lot of anxiety in just a couple of months.
Andrew has been amazing. Very insightful and caring.
Andrew is an awesome counselor!! He has brought hope and happiness back into my life. His advice is spot on!!!