Andrew is known for his ability to be both accepting and transparent. He believes that people cannot be described as just a list of qualities, deficits, past transgressions, or accomplishments. He strives to accept every person for who they are and where they are in their present moment. This gives him the ability to develop a real connection to each client and helps facilitate a relationship that will foster lasting change. Andrew is an active learner and listener. He strives to always listen to his clients needs, and improve his efforts alongside them.
Andrew received a dual degree in Psychology at Brigham Young University and one in Political Science at Western Governers University. Then he went on to receive a dual Masters degree in Marriage and Family therapy from the University of Nevada as well as a Masters degree in Public Administration. Prior to his work at New Haven he worked for the State of Nevada running the Forensic Mental Health team. This work taught him a great deal of empathy, humility and acceptance for people suffering from more severe mental health problems. He now takes great pride in working with various populations of families and students here at New Haven including LGBTQ, substance abuse recovery, faith transition, trauma recovery, and family systems. He continues to improve his skill and is currently receiving extra training in Gottman Methodologies.
In his free time you will find Andrew with his family in the mountains hiking, camping, fishing, boating, or just playing in the backyard. Andrew grew up playing hockey and still enjoys playing or watching it on TV.