My name is Andrew and I'm a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who works primarily with young-adult to adult individuals, couples and families. I've been practicing psychotherapy for over 10 years now. I specialize in the treatment of bipolar disorder, trauma, anxiety and substance use. One of my passions is working with families to help prevent or contain symptoms of bipolar disorder. However, my therapeutic focus is not on diagnosis or the medical model in general. I focus on the person's historical account of events, their relationships and environment that have shaped their experience. My clinical approach is to provide empathic support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
In addition to being in private practice (Mankato, MN), I teach and do presentations. I also really enjoy photography and spending time outdoors (weather depending).
I've also lived and worked in Wisconsin and northern New Hampshire. In addition to being a relationship therapist, I have presented at conferences, workshops and to general audiences speaking on the topics related to trauma, bipolar disorder and mindfulness.
Bachelor of Science: University of Wisconsin-Madison (Psychology major and Criminal Justice certificate)
Master of Social Work: University of Wisconsin-Madison
License & Certifications
Wisconsin (LCSW): Licensed Clinical Social Worker (2014)
Minnesota (LICSW): Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (2012)
New Hampshire (LICSW): Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (2011)
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) Level 1 Certification
Professional Activities and Memberships
Lecturer for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work
Teaching Specialist for the University of Minnesota School of Social Work
Author: Archway Publishing (from Simon & Schuster)
Topic Expert: GoodTherapy.org: "Mindfulness-Based/Contemplative Approaches and Bipolar Disorder"
Presenter: National Association of Social Work (NASW)