Andrew Lewandowski (he/him or they/them) is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Providence, Rhode Island. Andrew practices therapy from a client-centered, anti-oppressive lens and he specializes in working with gender and sexual minorities (LGBTQIA+) and people who have experienced complex trauma. He has worked with many different populations, but especially enjoys working with people who have struggled with difficulties related to power and systemic oppression, or who are working through a period of life change.
Andrew's style is warm, relaxed, and affirming, and he highly values balance and flexibility as a clinician. As Andrew leans on dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) for many of his clinical approaches, he often focuses on helping his clients honor and hold space for conflicting feelings, thoughts, and beliefs. Andrew often uses the power of narrative and storytelling to help clients to build insight, to create meaning, and to find acceptance. He believes it is possible to both validate painful life experiences and also acknowledge the need for change. He also focuses on creating meaning and helping clients to live a life aligned with their own values.
Andrew began his career at the VA clinic in Columbus, Ohio; there he worked with individuals who were experiencing ongoing difficulties with stable housing, as well as with substance use and a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses. During his first few years in Rhode Island, he worked at Thundermist Health Center on the Trans Health Access Team.