Andrew  Lewandowski
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Andrew Lewandowski

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
Providence Not Accepting In-person

Currently my practice is full, however I do keep a standing waitlist. If you would like to be added to my waitlist, please feel free to contact me and I will let you know when I have an opening.

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Rhode Island therapists on Zencare.

Updated September 22, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Gender identity & transgender health
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Chronic illness

Professional statement

Andrew Lewandowski (he/him or they/them) is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Providence, Rhode Island. Andrew practices therapy from a client-centered, anti-oppressive lens and he specializes in working with gender and sexual minorities (LGBTQIA+) and people who have experienced complex trauma. He has worked with many different populations, but especially enjoys working with people who have struggled with difficulties related to power and systemic oppression, or who are working through a period of life change.

Andrew's style is warm, relaxed, and affirming, and he highly values balance and flexibility as a clinician. As Andrew leans on dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) for many of his clinical approaches, he often focuses on helping his clients honor and hold space for conflicting feelings, thoughts, and beliefs. Andrew often uses the power of narrative and storytelling to help clients to build insight, to create meaning, and to find acceptance. He believes it is possible to both validate painful life experiences and also acknowledge the need for change.

Andrew began his career at the VA clinic in Columbus, Ohio; there he worked with individuals who were experiencing ongoing difficulties with stable housing, as well as with substance use and a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses. During his first few years in Rhode Island, he worked at Thundermist Health Center on the Trans Health Access Team.

Andrew's counseling practice will be open full time beginning in October 2021. Currently he is accepting telehealth only, but he hopes to begin seeing people in person again once it is safe to do so.


Message to clients

Hello and congratulations on taking the first step toward therapy. If you're thinking about making life changes, or if you're simply unhappy and you aren't sure why, it can be very helpful to have someone in your life who is there to be non-judgmental and who will keep your best interests in mind. I work hard to be someone you can trust and be your authentic self with, and I would like to collaborate with you to help you grow at your own pace. If we begin the process of psychotherapy together, I hope to help you live a life that is in line with your goals and values. I will always support you in finding your own answers and truths to many of life's challenges.

In the past I've worked with many people with beliefs or approaches to life that are uncommon or "different." I have often worked with artists, gamers, and activists, and with folks who don't feel like they want to live a more normative lifestyle. If this describes you, then we might work well together. My background in writing, spirituality, and existential philosophy also informs my work and clinical approach.

My waitlist for October 2021 is now full. Please contact me to discuss being placed on a standing waitlist. I am accepting self-pay clients and have a tiered sliding scale model.


Specialties

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

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

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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Providence College Student Health Insurance (Cigna)
  • 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
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $70 - $125
  • Initial session: $150 (75min)

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
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not 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 Please inquire about hours
  • Wed 10am - 6pm
  • Thu 10am - 4pm
  • Fri 10am - 4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Providence practice
765 Westminster St, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 8pm
  • Tue Please inquire about availability.
  • Wed 10am - 6pm
  • Thu 10am - 4pm
  • Fri 10am - 4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2020 - Present
Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corporation, Social Work Clinician, 2020 - 2021
Thundermist Health Center, Trans Health Team Behavioral Health Clinician, 2018 - 2020
Chalmers P. Wylie VA Clinic (Columbus, Ohio), HUD-VASH Social Worker, 2015 - 2018

The Ohio State University, Master's of Public Health, 2015
The Ohio State University, Master's of Social Work, 2015


Licensure

Rhode Island: ISW02794


Languages

English