About Andrew

Stress, trauma, and life changes can significantly impact mental health and well-being. These challenges can be particularly disruptive for those exploring their identity. My goal is to provide a supportive and safe environment where clients explore thoughts and feelings to understand themselves better and develop tools to address negative behaviors. I work with adolescents, young adults, adults, and their families. Together we will create individualized treatments incorporating cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, trauma-informed, motivational interviewing, and attachment-informed interventions.

I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults, exploring all aspects of their identity, including gender and sexuality. I provide a supportive and affirming environment where individuals can reflect on and understand their identity. Additionally, I’ve worked with adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and behavioral issues. I completed an advanced fellowship at the Yale University Child Study Center. Subsequently, I joined the Child Study Center as an Instructor of Clinical Social Work. At Yale, I provided comprehensive assessment and treatment to children ages 3 to 18 who were experiencing significant psychiatric issues. When working with children and adolescents, I also work with the family and parents to increase stability and communication in the home.

Outside of providing therapy, I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Family Science from the University of Maryland School of Public Health. My research interests include the impact of individual and intergenerational trauma on youth mental health, particularly among immigrant populations. When not working, I enjoy woodworking, painting, spending time with friends and family, and hanging out with dogs.

MSW, University of Maryland – Social Work (Mental Health and Substance Abuse)
Post-Graduate Fellowship, Yale Child Study Center – Advanced Clinical Social Work Training

Trauma, anxiety, gender identity, LGBT+, depression, self-esteem/self-confidence issues, family conflict, parenting, cognitive-behavioral therapy, executive functioning, school refusal, crisis intervention

Office Locations:
Bethesda and Silver Spring

Maryland: LCSW-C 17966

Connect with Andrew:

Phone: (301) 960-3955

Email: hello@TheMindfulHeartLLC.com

Psychology Today: www.PsychologyToday.com