Hi, my name is Andrew Weinberg, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my master’s degree in Social Work from SUNY Stony Brook’s School of Social Welfare and have been an outpatient therapist since 2003.
Therapy treatment works best when we approach it as a team, with me as your “guide” and you as the active participant working towards change. Through this dynamic, we can create a space for transformation and growth. While we are on this journey together, we may not always agree or see things the same. It is not my goal to get you to think like me. Instead, I want you to be able to question/challenge, think, and make decisions for yourself that serve you.
My experience includes working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, sexual identity, and gender identity. Also, my style of therapy is more on the behavioral side. Cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy are my default. However, I am familiar with various other modalities and can tailor treatment based on your needs and wants. Additionally, I am trained in the Matrix Model, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
I am a Certified Transgender Care Therapist, and I received my certification through the International Transgender Certification Association in 2018. Given all that life can be, people must have a space to reflect, process, and create meaningful change(s) in their lives. That is the space that I try and provide for people.
In our first sessions together, I will use the space to get to know you and for us to identify your treatment goals. We will discuss various strategies/interventions that we can use to meet these goals and decide on a course that is right for you. If this sounds like your kind of jam, reach out and schedule. I appreciate your taking the time to read my bio and hope to serve you well should you choose to work with me.
Depression, one of the most common mental health disorders, is very treatable. Our therapists are specially trained to help individuals with depression get back to feeling like themselves again.
Move Forward Counseling is an inclusive practice where we want the LGBTQIA+ community to feel welcome and supported. Whether you are unsure how to embrace your identity, are having relationship issues, or need extra support from a non-judgmental person, we have therapists who can help.
Life transitions encompass many things, including starting or ending a romantic relationship, changes with work or school or making any big life change, such as a move. Often we underestimate how these changes will affect us emotionally until we find ourselves struggling with the ups and downs of the life transition.
Trauma symptoms and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be debilitating for many who experience it. Recovery from trauma is possible and we have therapists who can help.
Moving into adulthood brings its own set of challenges. You may feel pressure to have a “career” or find your life partner. You may be unsure of making these big life decisions and may feel lost because you no longer have school or other adults in your life telling you what you should choose.
The period of adolescence can be exciting, but also challenging for many teens. Difficulties with friends, school, anxiety, depression, cutting, and substance abuse are all common issues for this group. Due to a lack of life experience, teens may not know how to manage these problems which is why therapy can be especially helpful.
Reach out today to get started. Our supportive staff will help guide you through the scheduling process, discuss special requests and consult your insurance needs.