Compassionate, professional, understanding, healing laughter, relationship helper, honest, direct, excellent listening skills
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
State of New York #085784-01
Expert Level Certified Life Coach
Masters of Social Work:
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Bachelor of Sociology:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Trained (CBT)
Dialectic Behavioral Therapy Trained (DBT)
Areas of Expertise:
Anxiety, Depression, Codependency, Marital / Couples Counseling, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder
Collaborative and strength-based. My approach is rooted in CBT and Psychoanalytical & theories. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help with emotional regulation, interpersonal difficulties, and personality disorders.
Are you feeling, isolated, lonely, depressed, or anxious about the direction of your life? I can help you cope with these feelings and the issues that are preventing you from truly experiencing happiness in your personal life and relationships. I can help you to identify your strengths, weaknesses, and ways to overcome some of life's most challenging difficulties.
I focus on your innate strength, support system, and coping skills to ensure that you have the tools to continue to guide you forward in a constructive healthy way. My goal is to ease you back into the life you want to lead and to help you to succeed in achieving your goals.
Although I can't promise you unicorns and rainbows or guarantee that life is free of chaos, I can assure you that I am committed to helping you rediscover joy, balance, self-awareness and become more authentic with flair, fun, and honesty.
something about your life is just not working right now. Maybe you have tried to change it, maybe you have no idea where to start. I can help! Let’s take a look together. You are the expert on your life. I bring the clinical know-how to help you get where you want to go. Together we can help move you toward a happier, more fulfilling life.
Animal lover, king of silliness, and casual comedian (on the side)
People have always felt comfortable in talking and sharing their feelings with me. Even long before I was a therapist my friends and people whom I would meet seemed to open up and share more of their personal problems with me. I didn't realize that this was not an experience that everyone had until I was older.
I try to approach life with a natural curiosity, patience, and an appreciation for people of all shapes and sizes. I have worked with people in a mental health clinical setting, an inpatient psychiatric unit, private practice, and pre-K children in school settings as well. In my experience people are just trying to find their meaning and purpose in this world. One unifying factor regardless of race, class, age, or socioeconomic status is that everyone has problems and difficulties in life and that sometimes people will need help outside of their usual support system to address these issues.
My number one priority is to work with you through your issues and to try to find happiness and make the best of your life barriers and opportunities. I want to challenge you to adjust your lens, generate new possibilities, create opportunities, and break through barriers. I commit to walk with you and help you to find ways to face life’s challenges, discover your inner strength, renew your courage, and begin a new journey towards healing, resiliency, and new possibilities.
My loves are my siblings, parents, and my niece and nephew. I love to play soccer, go on long runs and hikes in new areas, and spend as much as time as I can with friends and family. Regardless of where we are or what we do, I truly believe we all have the ability to matter. We just have to choose how. I welcome the opportunity to help you along the way.
Andrew Drost is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of NY. He earned his Master’s degree in social work at Stony Brook University and his undergraduate degree in Sociology at Albany University. Andrew has extensive experience in working with severe and persistently mentally ill population, Borderline Personality Disorder, Mood Disorders, Codependency, and toxic relationship dynamics that cause personal suffering and failing relationships.
Andrew has a demonstrated track record of success both in working with individual, couples, and family therapy cases. He worked in private practice for the past 3 years at Eastern Suffolk Counseling and is now working privately through his own company. He has also successfully treated patients suffering from longstanding addiction issues in both an outpatient and inpatient setting. Andrew has worked with young children in school settings, helping to coordinate care with teachers, parents, and the department of social services and has been essential in helping both teenage and and adult patients in reaching their goals and learning essential coping skills to improve their lives.
Andrew has worked in New York in the mental health field for the past 9 years. His work spans over private, non-profit, and hospital settings. He has worked in a mental health clinic, residential mental health housing, hospitals, and private practice.
Andrew is currently accepting new clients, so feel free to contact us to set up an initial appointment or ask any questions you may have. He is very flexible when it comes to scheduling, and has more available appointment times available than what is listed on his calendar.
He can be reached directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.