Andrew Turetsky, Therapist in New York — Zencare
Andrew Jon Turetsky
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Andrew Jon Turetsky

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Accepting Online
Updated November 2, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress management
  • Addiction
  • Existential crisis & challenges

Professional statement

Andrew is a practicing psychotherapist with just over eighteen years experience and has passionately explored and invested his efforts to help people live rich, meaningful lives. For Andrew, that means assisting individuals to move in the direction that matters most to them deep in their heart. Through connection with valued living, his goal as a therapist is to empower each client to learn real skills that form the foundations of the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy model better known as ACT. ACT is a novel and unique approach to the psychotherapy conversation, as it focuses its energy in developing the resources for psychological flexibility that in a nutshell is designed to help anyone to open up, connect with the present moment, and do what matters. Through a deep understanding of acceptance (what it is and what it isn’t) and mindfulness (how to engage it) new roads, new paths, to committed action (the doing of our lives) becomes possible.

Andrew’s work focuses on individual therapy with both adolescents and adults through the broad spectrum of our shared emotional experience. Anxiety, stress, depression, relational conflict, and traumatic emotional injury are his areas of specialty in both psychotherapy and coaching contexts. As an avid, life long athlete, with a deep history in competitive tennis and the martial arts, he strives to help other athletes and performers to reach their full potential.


Message to clients

In all of our lives, the unwanted, the upsetting, the disagreeable, and unrelatable comes to visit us all. How we respond, the actions we take, both internally and externally, go a long way towards the ability to live meaningful, valued, lives or the dis-ease of sporadic or continual suffering. There is no simple or easy escape from the challenges of our lives, but we can learn to be more fluid, flexible, and expansive with the quality of our responses. Mindfulness based therapies, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, and heart-focused biofeedback which utilize the most cutting edge understandings of just how our mind and body work, can go a long way to achieving an opening, a liberation, from being hooked into, and limited by, the twin engines of emotional suffering – anxiety and depression.  With over eighteen years of psychotherapeutic experience, it is both my interest and passion to create a genuine context for such personal growth and development. By creating therapy as a healing space to move towards, rather than away from these challenges, we can all learn to reset our internal compass to find a life that is truly rich and meaningful.


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

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

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

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $180 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $180
  • Initial session: $180 (60min)

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:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

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 2pm-10pm
  • Tue 2pm-10pm
  • Wed 7pm-10pm
  • Thu 3pm-10pm
  • Fri 5pm-10pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 19 years

Private Practice , Psychotherapist , 2019 - Present
Quality Evaluations &Services, Special Needs Child Counseling , 2015 - Present
Linda Garcia Rose & Associates, 2015 - 2019


Licensure

New York: 077046


Languages

English