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.
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
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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