Andrea Lopez-Yianilos, PsyD
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Andrea Lopez-Yianilos

Psychotherapy, PsyD

Andrea Lopez-Yianilos is a licensed psychologist who works with adults suffering from sleep problems, relationship issues, trauma, depression, and anxiety. She applies warm, collaborative, flexible, and client-centered techniques. In addition to her private practice, Andrea supervises trainees at Columbia University’s PTSD Research and Treatment Center.
Specialties
Relationship Issues
Sleep Issues
Trauma & PTSD
Locations
Finances
$ $ $ $ $
$200-260
Out-of-pocket
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“My goal is to empower my clients to make the changes they need to live a more confident, emotionally connected, and satisfying life.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
As a South Florida native and diverse individual, I have always been interested in learning about people, their culture, and the interactions between unique individuals. I appreciate each of my client’s individualities and strive to incorporate it into my treatment. My interest in the human experience coupled with my compassion for others led me to discover the field of psychology and allows me to guide clients in making positive changes in their lives.
What would you want someone to know about working with you?
As a warm and empathic psychologist, my work with clients is always collaborative. Although I may be an expert in psychology, my client is the expert in their life. I work toward creating a calm and flexible space where my clients can explore themselves in a multifaceted and integrated way. My goal is to empower my clients to make the changes they need to live a more confident, emotionally connected, and satisfying life.
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How does collaboration with other providers play into your work?
I believe it is imperative to collaborate with clients’ providers to provide a well-rounded therapeutic experience. In order to offer the best care possible, I encourage collaboration between providers and will do so with my client’s permission. Additionally, I am happy to assist in referrals.
If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant try it, what would that be?
Be open and honest about your hesitation. If it is your first time considering therapy, it can certainly feel awkward and even uncomfortable to share your emotions and thoughts with a stranger. I have found that clients who are open about their initial hesitation find a sense of relief and motivation when discussing their concerns with me. I always encourage and welcome feedback from my clients.
What excites you most about the evolving mental health landscape?
I am excited that mental health is becoming less stigmatized in our culture and is slowly becoming more integrated into traditional healthcare settings (e.g., primary care, oncology). Although there is much more work to be done, I am thrilled that stakeholders and administrators are beginning to place more value in mental health and its critical role in people’s overall well being.
“If it is your first time considering therapy, it can certainly feel awkward and even uncomfortable to share your emotions and thoughts with a stranger. I have found that clients who are open about their initial hesitation find a sense of relief and motivation when discussing their concerns with me.”
Interested in speaking with Andrea?