Andrew  Leonard

Andrew Leonard

He/Him/His

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Updated May 12, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Stress management
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

Andrew Leonard is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who provides individual psychotherapy services to adults. Andrew specializes in working with adults (18+) who are experiencing challenges related to trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and managing stress. Andrew is passionate about working with others to promote the meaningful change they are seeking.

Andrew draws from multiple evidence-based treatment modalities, dependent upon an individual’s personality, what the client is struggling with, and what they would likely respond to best. Some of the more common approaches Andrew utilizes include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Andrew believes having a multi-faceted approach allows him to better tailor his treatment approach to each person’s individual needs.

Andrew offers an easy going and relaxed treatment approach that allows people to feel comfortable, at ease, and free from judgment. Psychotherapy with Andrew is very much a collaborative effort in which the client always has final say on what the area of focus is and what the treatment goals are. Andrew believes that small steps towards desired goals will always add up to significant progress in the long run, and, therefore, will always work with clients at the rate they are comfortable with. Andrew believes that everyone is capable of meaningful change, and is committed to helping every client he works with to achieve that goal.

Due to the current COVID pandemic, Andrew is offering online psychotherapy only at this time. However, this will continue to be monitored, and in-person sessions will also be available once it is deemed appropriate and safe for all. Andrew is committed to ensuring he is the right fit for those he will be working with, and offers free phone or video consultations upon request.


Message to clients

Coming into therapy can be an extremely difficult decision. As such, the respect and appreciation I have for the courage it takes to reach out for help and to allow yourself to be vulnerable in therapy is immeasurable. The responsibility that comes along with this as a psychotherapist is something I will never take lightly or lose sight of. Therefore, I am 100% committed to the work we undergo together and will always aspire to offer a treatment environment in which you feel comfortable, respected, and valued at all times by a competent and empathic professional.

Our work together will always be a collaborative effort. If you find that you are having trouble believing in yourself, know that I do, and that we will work to get you to the point where you do as well. I truly believe that every human being is capable of making positive, meaningful changes, even when it may be challenging to believe this initially—all it takes is a small amount of willingness and open-mindedness to build upon. The fact that you are even reading this right now shows that you have both of these already.

Whenever you feel ready, please do not hesitate to reach out to chat a bit about any questions you may have or just to see if we are the right fit.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Optum
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $150
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-8pm
  • Tue 10am-8pm
  • Wed 10am-8pm
  • Thu 10am-8pm
  • Fri 10am-8pm
  • Sat 9am-2pm
  • Sun 10am-12pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Care New England, Clinical Social Worker, 2017 - Present
Child and Family Services , Crisis Clinician, 2017 - Present
High Point Treatment Facilities, Substance Use Disorders Clinician, 2013 - 2017
McLean Hospital , Counselor Adolescent OCD Unit, 2014 - 2016

Boston College , Masters of Social Work, 2017


Licensure

Rhode Island: ISW03049


Languages

English