Andrew chose the field of clinical mental health counseling during the midst of his own therapeutic journey. He changed career paths from sports and entertainment marketing to professional healing for one reason - Andrew found purpose and passion while treating his own mental anguish, and he hopes to assist others in doing the same.
Andrew was raised in the St. Louis area and graduated from Clayton high school in 2001. He received his undergraduate degree from Lehigh University in 2005 where he served as the captain of the varsity men’s tennis team. Andrew’s first career included working on both coasts for organizations such as Madison Square Garden, IMG, Live Nation, and the Brooklyn Nets.
Lacking a true connection to his former work, Andrew returned to graduate school and received his masters of education degree with an emphasis on clinical mental health counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2021. Andrew has worked with a variety of client populations during his team in the mental health field.
His internship was spent working with clients at the Crime Victim Center and he completed his provisional hours at Provident Behavioral Health where he worked extensively with individuals and their families. He has completed all facets of the National Harm Reduction Coalition’s training program and is certified as a Harm Reduction specialist.
He has also achieved level two of the Gottman Method’s certification program and is proficient as a couples counselor. Andrew’s clinical framework is client-centered and emphasizes the core tenets of harm reduction, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, social learning theory, narrative therapy, and existentialism.
His eclectic techniques are rooted in a belief that all individuals can find recovery if they channel willingness, open mindedness, patience, tolerance, acceptance, and have one layer of unconditional support. If nothing else, Andrew is perpetually humbled and honored to be a part of his client’s support system.