He has been instrumental in developing unique treatment and wellness programs related to equine therapy, gardening, music enrichment, and the integration of technology into long-term recovery programs.
In addition to his clinical work, Andrew is an adjunct professor for Malone University in the Clinical and Mental Health Counseling graduate program and in the Psychology undergraduate program. In 2020, Andrew developed 80% of the courses that comprise Malone’s new Chemical Dependency Counselor minor degree program. In the community Andrew serves as a board member for TWi Inc., an agency that provides opportunities for clients who experience developmental disabilities.
Andrew’s approach to counseling is client-centered, as he believes that counseling is most successful when there is a strong connection between the client and the counselor. Andrew believes that his greatest skill as a counselor is that he can help clients identify their potential, and then assist them in reaching it. Andrew believes in the power of personal insight – that clients know themselves best and can benefit from following their own internal compass.
His strengths include: compassion, insight, humor, the ability to educate in an effective way, and creating a comfortable and non-judgmental space for clients to share their stories.