Andrea  Swenson

Andrea Swenson

Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee, CASAC-T Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Not Accepting Online
Connecticut Accepting Online
Updated January 22, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Substance use
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Loss and grief
  • Relationships

Professional statement

Andrea Swenson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor located in New York, NY. Andrea is passionate about providing motivation and support for individuals who are going through life transitions. Many of Andrea’s clients find themselves facing distress after changing careers, ending relationships, moving to new cities, or starting new chapters in their lives. Andrea helps her clients better understand the change, gain insight into their hesitation against the change, and how to move forward in a healthy way.

Andrea understands that when someone goes through a major change, they often resort to unhealthy ways of handling that change, which includes drugs or alcohol. Andrea encourages clients to reflect on their coping skills and develop healthier ones that will help them feel more comfortable during stressful periods. Her approach to therapy includes a solution-focused modality where she provides clients the tools they need to grow their mental health and achieve their goals. She is client-centered in her sessions and creates a safe, caring space where clients can share their thoughts and feelings. Her focus is on helping clients build their motivation and confidence, which can carry them through the presenting change.

Andrea earned her Master’s degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She collaborates closely with her clients to ensure that they’re equipped with what they need to reach their goals and to find comfort in everyday living. She does this through promoting self-compassion and self-acceptance and encouraging clients to be kind to themselves.

Message to clients

Making changes in life can be intimidating. We sometimes hold on to things that are no longer serving us because of the anxiety that comes with change. I can help you find that strength to move forward. Together we can make small, manageable goals that help to chip away at the larger picture. I am constantly learning, and part of what makes me grow is an open line of communication. I welcome your feedback, and like to create an environment that is comfortable for all.

I look forward to meeting with you and discussing how we can grow together.


Substance use - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating


  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (45min)

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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly


Online Sessions (New York)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5 pm - 8 pm
  • Tue 5 pm - 8 pm
  • Wed 5pm - 8 pm
  • Thu 5 pm - 8 pm
  • Fri 5 pm - 8 pm
  • Sat As needed
  • Sun As needed

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5pm-8pm
  • Tue 5pm-8pm
  • Wed 5pm-8pm
  • Thu 5pm-8pm
  • Fri 5pm-8pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Better Help, 2017 - Present

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, MA, FMHC, 2013
Skidmore College, BA, 2002


New York: 007494

Connecticut: 6023



Client testimonials

"I have refused to go to a therapist my entire life, and at the age of 23 I decided to finally go to one. I was very lucky to have found Andrea. She is comforting and doesn’t make me feel like I am telling a therapist my issues, but rather a friend. After only two sessions, I have trusted her and opened up to her. I am extremely comforted by her and happy with her."
- Zencare client • December 2019