Andrew holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Western Oregon University, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Portland State University. He is a lifetime member of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society for Psychology, as well the National Honor Society for Social Work, Phi Alpha. He currently holds a State of Oregon Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) license. He is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor III (CADC III) through the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO) and a nationally certified Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) with Co-Occurring Disorder endorsement through the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), he also holds a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Specialist (CCDS) certification for the State of California, through the Breining Institute.
Andrew brings a range of clinical experience to VIDA. He has worked as a mental health and addictions counselor in both public and private health sectors. Specialty caseloads have included: Department of Corrections (DOC); Adult Drug Court; DUII; and Co-Occurring Disorders. He has worked in a Federally Qualified Health Center on tribal lands providing mental health and addiction treatment for Native Americans. He has successfully designed and managed programs, written and managed grants, authored group curricula, provided community agency trainings, and treated many clients through individual, couples, family and group therapy.
Additionally, Andrew holds a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) certification through the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP). He has nearly a decade of experience successfully treating clients with abuse and trauma related symptoms and brings a trauma-informed approach to all of his clinical work.