Andrew  Blizard

Andrew Blizard

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Newburgh Accepting In-person
Updated June 6, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Substance abuse
  • Stress management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Family issues

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Therapy operates best as a place where the client can self-identify areas of concern and explore the topics with a trusting professional. Periods of emotional distress don't last forever, and it's important to begin seeing a way through difficult times. Whether you are beginning therapy for the first time or starting again after a time away, finding the right therapist is an important element in getting the most out of the experience. For new clients who are interested in learning more, I do free consultations by phone or video. Please reach out by e-mail or phone to discuss options for starting today.


Specialties

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Newburgh practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 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


Licensure

New York: 008689


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Andrew asked great questions. He had a comprehensive and understanding approach to onboarding a potential new client."
- Zencare client • August 2021