Andrea  Mazzarino
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Andrea Mazzarino

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Virginia, Florida, Maryland Accepting Online

I anticipate starting to practice in person in western Montgomery County, Maryland, beginning in late 2023. I have not yet settled on a specific start date and location for in-person sessions.

Updated September 5, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Child mental health
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Andrea Mazzarino is a Clinical Social Worker and anthropologist located in rural Maryland. She is currently doing virtual sessions only with clients in Maryland, Virginia, D.C., and Florida. In addition to working with individuals of all ages from early childhood to older adulthood, Andrea works with couples and families who would like to better their relationships. Her primary focus is to help those who experienced trauma, whether that’s from an abusive or neglectful relationship or wider community instability or armed conflict. Her clients might have experienced family separation because of military service or migration. She also helps parents and children develop closer bonds, which might help alleviate certain behaviors at school or in the home.

Andrea believes that all humans have innate strength for resilience, and throughout therapy sessions will affirm these strengths. She uses psychodynamic approaches with her clients, guiding them to understand how the past influences the here and now. With children, she offers play-based and art-based therapy, which can give them a way to express their emotions even when they don’t have the words. She often incorporates work with her cats or chickens to help some clients who are animal lovers to feel more at ease. Another therapy modality that Andrea uses is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which gives clients tools to address and combat the negative thought patterns that might influence how they see themselves or how they engage in conflict.

Andrea earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Washington. She also has a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Brown University. She enjoys bringing a cultural lens to her work with clients, encouraging them to consider what values, habits, and traditions they bring with them into their mental health journeys.


Message to clients

I have a lot of respect for people who come to therapy, even when they feel nervous about that first session. Talking to a stranger and being open to learning new ways to think and act can be hard, but it can be rewarding because of the sense of possibility you gain in the process.

As a cultural anthropologist who has lived in different places, I understand what it is like to be in vulnerable situations that demand an open mind and flexibility. I do my utmost to help you to relax so that our sessions feel like a safe place to learn. This sometimes means talking about topics unrelated to what brought you in to therapy such as a sport you play or your favorite TV show. My priority is helping you to become comfortable expressing yourself to me.

In turn, each person opens up a world of thoughts, habits, and values for me to get to know. That means that I see us on a journey together - You are free to tell me when I’ve asked the wrong question or the treatment approach doesn't seem quite right. I expect to make myself just as flexible as I ask you to become, in order to help you grow. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions about my approach. I look forward to hearing from you!


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in VA, FL, MD)
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (in-network in VA, FL, MD)
  • Cigna (in-network in VA, FL, MD)
  • GEHA (in-network in VA, FL, MD)
  • Johns Hopkins Family Health Plan (JHFHP) (in-network in VA, FL, MD)
  • Medicaid (in-network in MD)
  • Medicare (in-network in VA, FL, MD)
  • Tricare (in-network in VA, FL, MD)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in VA, FL, MD)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $145 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $145
  • Initial session: $160 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $100 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Please note: I accept Medicaid and Medical Assistance **in Maryland only**. Unfortunately, I currently do not accept Medicaid/Medical Assistance in any other state besides Maryland.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9-6
  • Tue 9-6
  • Wed 9-6
  • Thu 9-6
  • Fri 9-6
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9-6
  • Tue 9-6
  • Wed 9-6
  • Thu 9-6
  • Fri 9-6
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9-6
  • Tue 9-6
  • Wed 9-6
  • Thu 9-6
  • Fri 9-6
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Lifespan Behavioral Health Services, Child and adult therapist, 2021 - 2022
Vesta, Inc., Child and adult therapist, 2018 - 2021

University of Washington School of Social Work, Masters in Social Work, 2018
Department of Veterans Affairs - PTSD Outpatient Clinic, Clinical intern, 2018
Human Rights Watch, Research fellow, children's and disability rights, 2018
Comprehensive Life Resources, Clinical intern, 2017
Brown University , Co-Director, Costs of War Project, 2015
Brown University , Doctorate, Cultural Anthropology and Population Studies, 2010


Licensure

Virginia: 0904013602

Florida: TPSW2212

Maryland: 24294

Washington DC: LC200002378


Languages

English

Russian


Client testimonials

"I felt very comfortable with my first session. I am legally blind, and messed up my dates for my session. Andrea was so kind to call me and make sure I didn't miss my first therapy. :)"
- Zencare client • November 2023
"Andrea is so easy to speak with and gives the impression she really gets where you’re coming and wants you to unload so you may be more present in your life."
- Zencare client • August 2023
"Very informative."
- Zencare client • July 2023
"Andrea has been so supportive and a great person to share my thoughts and life events with. I felt comfortable with her from the start, I look forward to seeing where this therapy journey takes me and I am happy having Andrea along the way!"
- Zencare client • March 2023