About Andrew Swan, CSW, Marriage and Family Associate
If you are reading this, I imagine you are considering therapy because you want to create a change in your life. It may be a change in the way you think about yourself, the way you view the world around you, or even a change in your closest relationships. Change is an exciting and necessary part of life, but it can also be difficult or scary. I view my job as helping you achieve this change and helping you push through the growing pains that may come along the way.
I graduated from the University of Louisville with a Master of Science in Social Work, along with completing a specialization in Couples and Family Therapy. What that means for you is that in our work, I will consider the “whole person”. I want to know not only what you want to change, but what your current strengths and successes are. I will also want us to look at how your important relationships may play a role in our work together. A lot of our ideas about ourselves and how the world works come from the people closest to us. I believe that in order to bring about a powerful change, we have to expand our view of an issue to consider people besides just you. While I am proud of my training, I ultimately believe that you are the biggest expert on yourself. Our relationship will be collaborative as I believe you have just as much (if not more) to teach me as I may have to teach you.
I take seriously a commitment to making my work open and welcoming for people of all backgrounds and am especially passionate about working with those in the LGBTQ+ community. Therapy is a vulnerable process, and so I seek to make my office an environment of trust, compassion, and caring. I have experience working with individuals of all ages on a variety of issues, including: depression, anxiety, ADHD, couples and relationship issues, grief and loss, parenting skills, family conflict, child misbehavior, and more.