About Me

I am an integrative psychotherapist who is passionate about the work I do. I believe all human beings have the right to access psychotherapy as a tool for healing and connecting with a sense of self-acceptance and self-worth. My highest priority is building a safe, trusting relationship with each client based on their individual needs and identities in order to create a space where growth and transformation can occur.

I earned my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Michigan School of Social Work where I specialized in clinical mental health. I received specialized training in the UM Department of Outpatient Psychiatry in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, the Women and Infants Mental Health Clinic and the Behavioral Sleep Medicine clinic.

I work with adults of all ages on issues including:

 

  • anxiety and worry

  • depression

  • insomnia

  • life transitions

  • relationship challenges

  • interpersonal and relationship difficulties

  • grief and loss

  • perinatal mental health (fertility, pregnancy loss and perinatal depression/anxiety)

  • complex trauma, PTSD and childhood emotional neglect (CEN)

  • identity issues

  • coping strategies for highly sensitive people

I currently accept BCBS MA PPO plans and am considered an out of network provider with all other major insurances. Please contact your insurance company to determine what your mental health benefits are, including whether telehealth visits are covered.

I am currently offering only telehealth (online) sessions. If you are interested in working with me, please contact me to learn more about next steps.

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What is "Integrative Psychotherapy"?

 

Integrative psychotherapy refers to therapy that combines various evidence-based approaches (or "modalities") to address the unique needs of each individual client. Integrative therapists tailor their approach to each person based on their present needs, specific concerns or "symptoms", and an understanding of their biological, psychological and social history. Integrative therapy is designed to be a flexible and inclusive approach to treatment. An integrative approach is appropriate for many clients struggling with a wide array of common mental health concerns.

The aim of this type of psychotherapy is to address all aspects of a person's life, including thoughts, feelings and behaviors that may seem confusing or mysterious. My goal is to help my clients more clearly understand their experiences in order to enhance well-being and increase flexibility in responding to challenge and conflict.

I draw from various evidence-based approaches in my work, including psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, mindfulness, sensorimotor psychotherapy and other trauma-informed approaches. If you'd like to learn more, please contact me.

Education and Training

Master of Social Work University of Michigan

Certificate Program in Understanding and Treating Complex Trauma in Youth, Adults, & Families

The Trauma Center, Justice Resource Institute

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

 

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Level I

Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC), Justice Resource Institute

Sensorimotor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART), Justice Resource Institute

Introductory & Intermediate Clinical Hypnosis

Biofeedback

Certified Professional Coach, International Coach Academy

 

Brookline, MA 02446

andrea.licsw@gmail.com

(617) 545-4237

© 2020  Andrea Kamins, LICSW