Andrew  Lewandowski
Vetted

Andrew Lewandowski

he/they

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Waitlist Online
Pennsylvania Accepting Online

I am physically located in Pittsburgh PA, however I maintain my RI practice via telehealth. I return to Providence several times per year, however I am unable to accommodate regular in person visits.

Updated February 29, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Gender identity & transgender health
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Trauma
  • Chronic illness
  • Attachment issues
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Hello and congratulations on taking the first step toward therapy. If you're thinking about making life changes, or if you're simply unhappy and you aren't sure why, it can be very helpful to have someone in your life who is there to be non-judgmental and who will keep your best interests in mind. I work hard to be someone you can trust and be your authentic self with, and I would like to collaborate with you to help you grow at your own pace. If we begin the process of psychotherapy together, I hope to help you live a life that is in line with your goals and values. I will always support you in finding your own answers and truths to many of life's challenges.

In the past I've worked with many people with beliefs or approaches to life that are uncommon or "different." I have often worked with artists, gamers, and activists, and with folks who don't feel like they want to live a more normative lifestyle. If this describes you, then we might work well together. My background in writing, spirituality, and existential philosophy also informs my work and clinical approach.

I do not keep a waitlist as I am unable to offer a realistic assessment of when I will have availability. However, you are welcome to contact me and I will let you know when my availability is updated.


Specialties

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare) (in-network in RI)
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare) (in-network in RI)
  • Medicaid (in-network in RI)
  • Medicaid (through Tufts) (in-network in RI)
  • Medicaid (through United Health) (in-network in RI)
  • Medicare (in-network in RI)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare) (in-network in RI)
  • Tufts Health Plan (in-network in RI, PA)
  • UMR (in-network in RI)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in RI)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan (in-network in RI)
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare) (in-network in RI)

Andrew Lewandowski is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $68 - $200
  • Initial session: $250 (75min)
  • Individual - 45 min: $175 (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
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
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
Therapist's note

I currently do not accept insurance in Pennsylvania, however I will provide you with a superbill for reimbursement for out-of-network services from your insurer.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 5pm
  • Tue 11am - 7pm
  • Wed 12pm - 7pm
  • Thu 9am - 4pm
  • Fri 9am - 12pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9-4
  • Tue 9-7
  • Wed 11-7
  • Thu 9-4
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2020 - Present
Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corporation, Social Work Clinician, 2020 - 2021
Thundermist Health Center, Trans Health Team Behavioral Health Clinician, 2018 - 2020
Chalmers P. Wylie VA Clinic (Columbus, Ohio), HUD-VASH Social Worker, 2015 - 2018

The Ohio State University, Master's of Public Health, 2015
The Ohio State University, Master's of Social Work, 2015


Licensure

Rhode Island: ISW02794

Pennsylvania: CW023138

Maine: LC22149


Languages

English