Andrew Samelian, LPCC

Andrew is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at Gustavus Adolphus College and a Master's of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Minneapolis campus.

Andrew has worked in the mental health field since 2004 and progressed from residential to community and hospital settings. He has developed therapeutic relationships with a variety of clients managing psychosis, depression, anxiety, and the expectations and stresses of our modern world. Andrew believes that therapy has many elements and possible benefits. Therapy can be about fixing problems but also about growth as a person, something everyone can benefit from. In addition to exploring coping skills and mental health-related information, he seeks to validate and hear a client's lived experience. The nature of relationships (to others but also to one's self), social and community connection, and meaning and purpose in life are all important to therapy. In his work Andrew incorporates concepts from the major cognitive-based practices but equally focuses on developing a therapeutic partnership that identifies and expresses a client's inner strengths, talents and resources.