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Andrea Swenson Psychotherapy, LMHC

Andrea Swenson is a New York-licensed mental health counselor with a specialization in forensics. She understands that life sometimes doesn't turn out the way you want but it can turn out to be exactly what you need. She helps people experiencing transitions in life who are struggling with motivation or change.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • Addiction and Substance Misuse
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Locations
  • Offers virtual sessions
Licensed in
Therapy licenses aren't like driver's licenses — each state has its own set of rules. To offer care, a provider needs to be licensed in the state you're located in when sessions are happening.
  • New York
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“I have developed a strong interest in the skills associated with DBT; mindfulness and distress tolerance skills are tools that we don't even know we already possess!”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I was a musical theatre performer for many years but always felt drawn to psychology. I realized after years on stage that I felt most fulfilled when I was helping others. I like to learn what drives and motivates others and help them find themselves again if they lose sight of their goals. I believe life transitions can be opportunities to grow and develop a greater understanding of yourself. I specialized in forensics but after a time working with mandated clients, I enjoy working with people who want to help themselves. I am passionate about helping people find peace in their lives.
What should someone know about working with you?
I do not structure sessions, but I do provide worksheets or homework to strengthen the points we discuss. My goal is to help empower you to develop the skills needed to work through problems should they arise again later in life.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I have developed a strong interest in the skills associated with DBT; mindfulness and distress tolerance skills are tools that we don't even know we already possess! Rather than fight thoughts, I help you accept them and still make positive change. I focus on addiction and substance use and believe people can take steps to find peace without the use of drugs and alcohol. It is personal to me, as I am also in recovery. I am hoping to learn more about somatic therapy. I think the mind-body connection is often overlooked and learning how your body responds to trauma and stress is incredibly important.
“Rather than fight thoughts, I help you accept them and still make positive change.”
Interested in speaking with Andrea?