Andie Ruggles

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About Me

Hello,

Welcome to my profile. My name is Andie (he/they pronouns) and I am excited to meet you! Having a vast amount of experience, my primary focus across my career have been working within PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety, with over five years specifically working with youth and families, particularly within marginalized and alternative populations such as LGBTQ, POC, and Kink and ethical non-monogamy. I mostly focus on modalities utilizing Strength-based approaches, creative interventions, and blunt conversation and exploration. I have primary training utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness therapies, and pride myself on being Trauma-Informed and Non-Judgmental for all individuals that I see. Please do not hesitate to reach out for clarification on my experience and to see if we will be a good fit.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coaching , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LISW #I.1801267-SUPV (Expires: 2022-10-16)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Andie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Andie is the first counselor that I've ever clicked with this well. They bring so much comfort, care, and understanding to the point where counseling wasn't even anxiety-inducing anymore. It truly felt like talking to a friend who deeply cares about your issues and helps to develop healthy coping mechanisms and good habits. In the short time we've worked together he has really helped me work through my traumas without any sort of judgment - just love and empathy. It has really felt like a safe space.

Written by S.E. on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Andie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

After working with Andie for just under 5 months, I can’t think of any better counselor and therapist that I would want. With the intricacies of being a military brat, a veteran myself, going through a turbulent time in my life, and being separated physically from family and close friend…I had near crippling anxiety and stress galore. Andie was very patient with me and ready to help. He provided me with tools and avenues to go that I hadn’t really considered. He approaches everything from a non-judgemental angle and is so helpful! I don’t know that I would have truly made it without Andie’s help. Thank you so much!

Written by H.O. on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Andie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Andie has been a great person to work with. They’re extremely approachable, easy to talk to, and understanding in anything you come to them with. Right away we were able to establish doable skills to work on and tackle concerns we had. They would check in each week during our sessions to talk about how working on those skills had gone and to talk about any new/existing things that we felt like could be addressed or that I needed to talk to someone about. I feel like the time I got to spend working with Andie was well spent and very beneficial and it was a pleasure working with them. :)

Written by C.H. on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Andie for 2 months

Andie is an empathetic listener and gives helpful advice. He is professional and has a lot of expertise with LGBTQ issues.

Written by A.L. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Andie for 5 months

As someone who has had many bad experiences with therapists in the past, Andie was a refreshing change of pace. He is a wonderful listener with thoughtful and helpful suggestions. My time with him was productive and helped me through some particularly challenging times. I never felt judged and enjoyed being able to talk freely and openly.

Written by A.R. on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Andie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, anger management, and coaching

Andie is a good listener. I enjoy our counselling sessions. I highly recommend them

Written by E.R. on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Andie for 4 months on issues concerning lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Andie is my first therapist, and they're amazing. We've begun to work on a bunch of stuff I didn't realize needed to be addressed, and Andie tailors their approach to my specific personality and needs. They meet me where I am with kindness and good humor, which I genuinely appreciate! I suspect I’ll be internally thanking Andie for their help for years to come.

Written by S.U. on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Andie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Andie is very good. I like his style

Written by M.A. on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Andie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Andie is an incredible therapist. He's approachable and compassionate, and never makes me feel judged or insecure. I feel lucky to have a queer, neurodivergent therapist because I feel like they really understand my perspective and can empathize in ways my other counselors could not. Andie is constantly challenging me, but rarely in a way that's overly uncomfortable. I've noticed dramatic changes in my quality of life and relationships since seeing him, just in a few months time.

Written by M.O. on Aug 19, 2021 after therapy with Andie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Andie does a lovely job at listening and giving me space to figure out things, while still popping in and asking me introspective questions. I feel I am being heard and am cared for and respected.

Written by C.O. on Aug 06, 2021 after therapy with Andie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem

In the four months I've worked with them, Andie has given me the tools to help me get my anxiety under control, transform my relationship with myself and get me in a place where I can move forward with relationships with other people - I've now got the tools in hand to get the relationship I want when I'm ready for it. They understood that I was very focused on solutions and resources, and that coupled with their incisive questions - and their understanding when I was a bit of a mess - has helped me get into a much better place than I was 12 months ago. Thanks, Andie!

Written by J.O. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Andie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

J.N. In January 2021 I recognized my coping methods were exhausted inside my marriage with my wife. Andie used a blunt approach asking questions while I shared about my feelings, thoughts and marital conflict. I have experience with counseling and appreciated this method to cut through my superficiality while getting to know each other. Reaching out to teen counseling was one the best choices in my life because shortly thereafter through the teen counseling groupinars I finally faced the truth and uncovered the PTSD I have and now have began that work. Thank God.
Thank you Andie

Written by D.U. on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with Andie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Andie is awesome. He's attentive, responsive, thoughtful, and you never doubt for a moment that he cares. In fact, I've improved so much that I'm taking a break from therapy. I can't thank him enough for being there through some really difficult times.

Written by L.O. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Andie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Andie has helped me navigate and overcome lot of self doubt and chaotic cognitive dissonance. Especially with regards to a particularly difficult housing situation over lockdown. He is very easy to open up with and feels like a friend.

Written by J.A. on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with Andie for 2 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

Andie was able to connect with me very quickly and he created a space where i could share thungs very comfortably without judging me.

Written by L.A. on Jun 04, 2021 after therapy with Andie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I had several sessions with Andie regarding ADHD, among other things. I really value the advice that was offered, and feel resolved on the issues I was seeking counseling for.

Written by C.A. on May 21, 2021 after therapy with Andie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’m loving therapy with Andie so far! We’re just getting started but already I feel they get me on several levels and are an amazing resource. Highly recommend

Written by K.A. on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Andie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

He is wonderful. I’ve only met with him a few times, but my experience has been great. He is very professional, but still easy to open up to like a friend. He here’s all your concerns, offers advice, and finds ways to help out side of your meeting to benefit your progression. I met with one other counselor one time through teen counseling. I did not have a good experience. I decided to give it one more try and matched with Andie. He has far exceeded my expectations.

Written by A.U. on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Andie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

He listens to me and gets to know me. He helps me come up with ways to manage stress and anxiety by getting to know the things that work right for me. He uses a lot of soft(?) words and is very positive (something I didn’t know I needed). He was interested in my pets and genuinely cares about my life and what’s going on in it. I would recommend him and teen counseling to anyone. I’m happy I started counseling again.

Written by B.E. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Andie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and career difficulties

Andie is a very supportive and sympathetic counselor. He responds very quickly and encourages communication that is best for you as an individual. I have never done any kind of mental health support before and was skeptical going in to this, but even after only two sessions with Andie I feel very supportive and feel like I at least have some idea of what direction I need to go in to start improving my mental health and quality of life. Would highly recommend Andie as a Counselor.