Andrew is a PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology at York University and provides therapy within a Cognitive-Behavioural framework. Within this framework he draws on ideas and techniques from a range of approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness. He has completed practicum positions at Ryerson University’s Centre for Student Development and Counselling, and the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He is currently completing a predoctoral residency at the University of British Columbia’s Counselling Services, and has successfully defended his doctoral dissertation.
Andrew’s approach to therapy involves supporting people as they address thoughts, behaviours, and patterns that are not working for them, and empowering those looking to leverage their strengths and interests towards meaningful living. It is anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, client-centered, and evidence-based. He strives to provide the people he works with a warm, empathic, and respectful environment so that they might have the mental space required for reflection and change.
Andrew has repeated experience assisting individuals experiencing difficulties with obsessions, anxiety, low mood, and interpersonal difficulties. He also has a keen interest in identity and mental health symptomatology related to marginalization such as distress related to sexual orientation, and gender dysphoria.
In addition to his clinical interests, Andrew has conducted academic and applied research on judgment and decision-making which inspires him to help others (and himself!) make wise choices.