About Me

(en español abajo)

Hello! My name is Andy Duffy, and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with 8 years of providing therapy to young people. I currently work as a school social worker at a high school, so I feel as though I have a good point of reference when it comes to what teens are up against in this day and age. I truly enjoy working with young people, and I strongly believe that addressing mental health and emotional struggles at this point in life will pay off in a great way now and in their future adult lives.

Young people are up against a lot these days, in addition to the other struggles common to this stage of life. Trying to figure out how to be an adult, still having to follow rules, engaging in romantic relationships, battling against bullying, navigating life on social media...the list goes on. Young people can benefit greatly from having a regular source of support from someone who is not also your parent, friend or significant other. I enjoy playing that role for young people and enjoy seeing them develop their wisdom and coping skills that they will use for the rest of their lives.

I have an eclectic approach to therapy, including strategies from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Attachment Theory and more. I have experience in a wide variety of areas but have most often worked with trauma, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, substance use, sexuality and gender identity. If you feel that I may be a good fit for a young person in your life, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. Thank you!

Hola! Yo soy Andy Duffy y soy un trabajador social clínico licenciado (LCSW en inglés). Tengo 8 años de experiencia proporcionando terapia a jóvenes. Actualmente yo trabajo como un trabajador social de escuela en una escuela secundaria entonces me siento que entiendo bien lo que está pasando en las vidas de jóvenes en esta edad. Yo disfruto mucho trabajar con jóvenes y creo muy firmemente que abordar desafios de emociones y salud mental en este momento les puede ayudar bastante ahora y en sus futuros.

Los jóvenes se enfrentan a mucho en esta época, incluso los luchos que siempre han sido comunes para los jóvenes. Tienen que averiguar cómo ser un adulto, seguir las reglas, empezar en relaciones románticas, luchar contra el acoso (bullying), navigando la vida por las redes sociales...y mucho más. Los jóvenes pueden beneficiar mucho por tener un fuente de apoyo regular de alguien quien no es su mamá o papá, su amigo o su novio o novia. Yo disfruto cumpliendo ese papel para jóvenes y disfruto viendo a ellos desarrollar su sabiduría y habilidades de afrontamiento que pueden utilizar por el resto de sus vidas.

Yo uso varias técnicas de terapia, incluso de La Terapia Cognitiva Conductual, La Terapia Narrativa, La Teoría de Relación y más. Tengo experiencia en una gran variedad de areas pero especialmente con el trauma, problemas de relación, depresión, ansiedad, uso de sustancias, la sexualidad y la identidad de género. Si usted se siente que quizas yo soy el terapista correcto para su hijo, no dude contactarme para más información. Gracias!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , ADHD

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

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LCSW #81610 (Expires: 2021-05-31)

LCSW #SW16274 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by E.L. on Oct 19, 2020 after counseling with Andy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Andy is easily the best counselor I've ever had. He really listens to me, understands what my priorities are, and knows how to help me. He's non-judgmental and easy to talk to and has genuine concern for my wellbeing as a patient. I've really made a lot of progress throughout my sessions with him and I'm looking forward to making more progress during future sessions.

Written by J.E. on Oct 09, 2020 after counseling with Andy for 4 weeks

We signed up with teen counseling at a time where my daughter needed help adjusting to the pandemic, social media and adolescence. Within 24 hours we were paired with Andy Duffy and had a session scheduled that fit our schedule for two days later. Through the counseling Mr. Duffy was attentive and thoughtful with my daughter and really understood her needs and how to guide her. He answered any questions I had in a timely manor. Mr. Duffy gave my daughter life long tools that she has implemented with great success. I’m so thankful we found teen counseling and Andy Duffy. From the registration, to payment, to of course the wonderful counseling it was ideal. I highly recommend them.

Written by M.A. on Sep 26, 2020 after counseling with Andy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Andy has been a lifesaver for me. He helps me understand what’s going on with me and continues to provide as much help as possible.

Written by A.L. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Andy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Andy has really helped me cope with the many stressful experiences in my life. At first, I was not able to get out of bed or spent most of my time crying. But, he has shown me methods that work and has given me the strength to live again! Thank you Andy :)

Written by P.E. on Sep 13, 2020 after counseling with Andy for 2 weeks

My time with Andy so far has been extremely helpful. He is supportive and encouraging and offers valuable insight and helpful advice. I feel like I've already gotten a lot out of the relatively short time we've been together.