Andrea Plasko

(LCSW)

About Me

Therapy can often be a daunting and scary process for individuals. "What if my therapist doesn't understand me? Does this mean I have a problem? What if it doesn't help?"
I aim to provide a nurturing, nonjudgmental, compassionate, and supportive environment to support you with all the difficulties life may throw in your path. I like to use a multi-faceted approach tailored to the unique needs of YOU and to best help you with whatever you are struggling with. I believe that change happens when one is given the guidance to draw on your own strengths and realize your potential to live a fulfilling, happy life. I integrate various models of therapy throughout my work including (but not limited to): person-centered, a "here-and-now" approach focusing on present feelings, developmental, strengths-based, and mindfulness techniques.

With adolescents, these years can be daunting and frustrating, both for teens and their parents. I have worked with children and adolescents in a school setting for the last 6 years, and think the best thing for a teen can be to have someone to listen to. Teenagers often feel nobody understands them, so I aim to listen, hear where they are coming from, and build a relationship from there. I have worked with teenage clients on a multitude of issues, including substance use, depression/anxiety, transitions to college, self-harming behaviors, eating disorders, ADHD, anger management, and bipolar disorder, to name a few.

I have been a practicing psychotherapist in New York City for over 7 years. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), with a Masters Degree in Social Work from Columbia University and a dual Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Social Work from New York University. I also hold a certification in Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Finally, I am a registered, certified Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor in New York.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LCSW #086209 (Expires: 2020-10-31)


Reviews

Written by B.I. on Nov 25, 2019 after counseling with Andrea for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She takes the time to listen to you. She finds quizzes and worksheets for you to do to help make you work on yourself better. She is an amazing women who finds the problem in your situation and focuses on the main source until it's resolved. I've had her for almost a year and the first time I started she welcomed me with open arms.

Written by A.I. on Nov 12, 2019 after counseling with Andrea for 6 months

My counselor has been very understanding very helpful very involved. She has actually help me more than my child. I am so grateful for her input and her wisdom.

Written by L.A. on Aug 12, 2019 after counseling with Andrea for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Andrea is a great counselor. She responds in a timely manner and has a wide choice of times for live chats. Her advice is always thoughtful and she is good at setting manageable goals. Her kind manner helped me feel comfortable with her immediately.