Andrew Blizard is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New York who works with children, adolescents, and adults. His work focuses on supporting clients working through trauma recovery, anxiety disorders and OCD, depression, adjustments to life circumstances, and a variety of other clinical concerns. Andrew also has a specialty of working with substance use disorders; seeing clients in active addiction, early sobriety, maintenance recovery, as well as family members of those who are in recovery.
Andrew is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, motivational interviewing and open dialogue therapy. Andrew’s approach to treatment planning is driven by collaborating with the client to develop a personalized approach to recovery informed by the client’s own culture, identity, and beliefs. Therapy with Andrew will focus on developing personal insight, strengthening coping skills, and introducing meaningful behavioral change.
Andrew graduated in 2015 from State University of NY at New Paltz with his Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Over the course of his career he has worked in colleges, hospitals, outpatient clinics and in-home settings throughout New York City, Westchester, and the Hudson Valley.
Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
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
Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 8 years
Visiting Nurse Service of New York, LMHC, 2019 - 2020
Lexington Center for Recovery, LMHC, 2015 - 2019
State University of NY at New Paltz, LMHC, 2015
New York: 008689