Andrew  Belcher
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Andrew Belcher

He/Him/His

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Certified Yoga Instructor Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts, Rhode Island Accepting Online
Edgewood Accepting In-person

Accepting new clients in-person in RI and Telelhealth in MA/RI.

Updated December 5, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Mind-body connection
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Complex Pregnancy and Children with Medical Complexity

Professional statement

Andrew Belcher (he/him) is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over a decade of clinical experience working with school aged kids, parenting families, couples, and individuals to navigate the stress, anxiety, and depression related to big life moments (adolescence, parenting, work, etc.) He specializes in school issues, family planning, infertility, complex pregnancy for birthing and non-birthing parents, and supporting families with children with medical complexity.

His practice focuses on the curious exploration of the mind and body through talk and trance therapy, yoga, and meditation. Andrew believes that exploring the body through the breath calms the mind and creates a distance from which we can see more clearly. This clarity allows for a deeper understanding about how we are, how we want to be, and how we will get there.

Andrew is an E-RYT 500, and studied yoga and meditation with Kripalu, Yogaworks, and Shambhala Meditation Center. Andrew has worked in schools, hospitals, and mental health clinics in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York including Women and Infants Hospital, Community Care Alliance, The Jewish Board, Maimonides Medical Center, Berkshire Theater Group, and ENACT. In addition to his private practice, he also provides group therapy and individual counseling through Thrive Behavioral Health. He graduated from Tulane University with a BA in English and Spanish and completed his clinical social work MSW at Hunter College. Se habla español.

Andrew is now offering in-person and HIPPA compliant Telehealth sessions, workshops, and consulting.


Message to clients

I believe that therapy is a laboratory of self-exploration. This exploration builds the tools and skills to successfully navigate the challenges and joys of life.

Therapy is not fixing a broken you, but rather learning to live fully in the you that is perfect just as you are, now. Therapy is not getting something you don’t have, but rather unearthing the healing, vital wisdom you all already possess. And therapy is not a diagnosis, but instead developing tools and skills to understand who you are and how you work.

The therapeutic relationship begins with building trust and rapport. As we get to know each other, we will collaboratively define the goals and plan of action for the work ahead. The plan includes frequency/duration of sessions, modalities to be used, and measurements for progress, etc. The plan will inevitably evolve, and we will check in with each other routinely on how we think it’s going. We will tend to our endings just as much as our beginnings, and have the courage to be honest and accountable.

My hope is that this journey will build self-awareness and yield increasing moments of ease, integration, and equilibrium. From this calm, anchored place you can manifest the joyful, vibrant, and meaningful life you desire and deserve.

There is so much loneliness in our difficulties, yet it doesn’t need to be like that. You are not alone. If you have any questions or are interested in working together please do be in touch.


Specialties

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

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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness and present moment awareness to explore the issues in the tissues, quiet the mind, and integrate our physical, cognitive, and creative selves

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Complex Pregnancy and Children with Medical Complexity - Coping skills and support for birthing and non-birthing parents during high risk pregnancy and for families with children with medical complexities




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Initial session: $175 (75min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

Sliding scale available. I can also accept a limited number of clients through insurance. Please reach out to me to inquire about availability.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10am-2pm
  • Wed 10am-4pm
  • Thu 10am-2pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Edgewood practice
1844 Broad St., Cranston, Rhode Island 02905
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-7pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 2pm-7pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10am-2pm
  • Wed 10am-4pm
  • Thu 10am-2pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Thrive Behavioral Health, Clinician with Youth, Families, and Schools, 2023 - Present
Women and Infants Hospital, NICU Clinician, 2022 - 2023
BH Link , Clinician at Adult Crisis Triage Facility , 2021 - 2023
The Jewish Board , Clinical Director with School-based Mental Health Program for students, faculty/staff, and parents in NYC Public Schools, 2018 - 2021
Maimonides Medical Center , Clinician with Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic and NYC Public Schools, 2016 - 2018
EnAct Drama Therapy , NYC Public Schools Teaching Artist and Supervisor, 2011 - 2015

Hunter College, MSW, 2017
Yoga Alliance, E-RYT 500, 2012
Tulane University , BA in English and Spanish , 2006


Licensure

Rhode Island: ISW03787

Massachusetts: LICSW126663


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"My son really didn't want to go to therapy, but after his first session with Andrew, he was singing in the car!"
- Zencare client • September 2023
"Timely response, full engagement in initial call. Look forward to meeting him IRL."
- Zencare client • September 2023
"It was very nice to connect with Andrew. He was present, curious and non-judgmental. All qualities I value in a therapist."
- Zencare client • August 2023