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.
We are finally able to be in a place that we can take a break and enjoy being together! Thank you Andrew for helping us learn that we can disagree, and it is ok. Thank you for teaching us that even when it's hard, we can hang in there and together we will figure it out. You have been a such an important part of our healing..
Andrew has helped us to understand each other. This is a new space for us!
Andrew provided very sound and constructive couples counseling throughout my entire time with him Even though it did work out for my spouse and I, the learning experience gained through my experience with him was invaluable for our mental health. We were able to have the tough and honest conversations we never could have before. It is the first time that i have felt i have gotten something out of counseling after very many years of trying and failing since adolescence. I highly recommend Andrew. His ability to connect with us personally and emotionally was difference-maker. He saw me at my worst but still cared about my general well-being. I will forever be thankful for that.
Andrew has been a joy to work with through some difficult situations in our relationship and lives. He was never biased to one of us and made sure we both heard what the other was saying or implying. He helped us really understand what the root of our challenges were. It was easy to meet with him and gave us a chance to sit down and talk in a safe space within our home. Thank you for your help, Andrew!
"I couldn’t be more pleased with the experience and outcomes of having Andrew as me and my partner’s therapist. When we sought couples therapy, we were in a very unhappy place: constantly clashing, lots of built-up resentments, and thinking we were just not compatible after all. Seeking therapy was our last effort to try to improve the relationship before breaking up.
Through our months of therapy, we are doing amazing and I credit so much of that to our sessions with Andrew. He was honestly everything we hoped to find in a therapist. He completely understood us and our therapy goals and helped us vastly improve our communication, our bond and our ability to navigate through issues as they come up. We are so happy to be in this place and feel like we can work through whatever comes our way now.
I appreciated how focused and dedicated he is to being an effective therapist while also being warm, patient and empathetic. I also appreciated that any time we felt we had this huge insurmountable issue that seemed too complex to ‘fix’, he would give us all the time we needed to vent it out then give succinct, practical, easy-to-follow techniques to try that really worked for us and our personalities. He is amazing at what he does and we are so grateful to have had him as our therapist!"
Andrew is amazing! We especially appreciate his unbiased approach and his inquisitive questions. This pushes us to think differently and consider an alternative perspective. We both adore him and look forward to therapy!
More to come!