Andrea PiotrowskiLCSW

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Availability

In Central Time

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

As a teenager, I lost my grandfather and had difficulty coping with my first time experiencing grief. I found therapy to be comforting and decided it was something I wanted to do. I enlisted in the Air Force after high school, but always had the idea of becoming a therapist in mind. The first college class I took while active duty was a psychology course and I continued pursuing my education. After seperating from the military, I was hired at a horse therapy program and enrolled in college full time.

What excites you most about the evolving mental health landscape?

I am loving video therapy! I used to love doing home sessions. I liked to visit with people and see them relaxed in their own environments. I think telehealth is a great format for people who are shy or reserved. Since it can be anxiety provoking for many people to come to the office. Increased access to video and teletherapy has been one silver lining of 2020. I love animals and am delighted by pet interuptions.!

How does collaboration with other providers play into your work?

I stay in contact with my supervisors and colleagues. When I am expereincing burnout, I reach out to my supervisors for support. If I am out of my comfort zone, I seek out other therapists for their expertise. I am also a part of several therapist community groups in order to stay up to date on tools and information.

Specialties

Work Stress

Loss/Grief

Life transitions

Veterans' issues

Coping Skills

General Expertise

Depression

Careers

Relationship Issues

Self-Esteem

Chronic illness

Divorce & separation

Family issues

LGBTQIA related issues

Fees

$100

First Session

$100

Family Therapy

$100

Couples Therapy

$100

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Adlerian Therapy

Art Therapy

Attachment-Based Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Existential Therapy

Experiential Therapy

Training / Certifications

Registered Play Therapist Supervisor

Licensure

TX, LCSW, 52254

Education

Masters in Social Work

BA Psychology

Work History

I have counseled adults, couples, teens, children, and families in the San Antonio area since 2008. I enjoy helping people expereincing grief/loss, stress, and life changes. I was active duty military for 6 years. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, I obtained a BA in Psychology in 2005, and Masters in Social Work in 2008 from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Location

32496 Hwy 281 N, Bulverde, 78163, TX