Andrea  Swenson

Andrea Swenson

Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee, CASAC-T

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Not accepting new clients in Upper West Side practice (updated February 26, 2020)

Specialties & Expertise

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

Professional statement

Andrea Swenson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor on the Upper West Side who specializes in navigating life transitions, relationship challenges, depression, and anxiety. She especially enjoys working with women who are navigating substance use challenges.

Andrea’s uses a short-term, solution-focused treatment approach to help clients better understand how to manage their symptoms and navigate stressful situations, like going through a breakup or starting a new job. When working with individuals who are navigating alcohol or substance abuse, Andrea utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices. She helps her clients become more empowered to take on life’s challenges by developing healthier coping strategies.

Andrea supports her clients as they learn self-compassion and self-acceptance. She offers them a space to work through their challenges and past experiences. Her office is conveniently located between the 79th and 86th Street subway stations

Message to clients

Life is full of beginnings and ends. The movement between that can be stressful. If you find this becoming beyond your control, I can help. Together we can work on goals and concrete steps to ensure that moving forward is safe and rewarding.


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

General expertise


Andrea Swenson is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Beacon Health Options
  • Emblem Health
  • GHI

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (45min)

Therapist's note

Andrea can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Upper West Side practice

204 West 84th Street

Ste 2-205

New York, NY 10024

  • Mon 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tue 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wed 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thu 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Fri 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present

Better Help, 2017 - Present

Shiloh Consulting, 2017

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, MA, FMHC, 2013


  • English

Client testimonials

Zencare client

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.

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