Ande Cappellano, CSWA

Photo: Ande Capellano, CSWA

My goal as a therapist is to help individuals and families learn more about themselves and their interconnectedness to their environment.

I work with many different types of people, but specialize in working with children and adults seeking support around anxiety, depression, substance abuse, high-risk behaviors, PTSD, identity formation, gender exploration and LGBTQ+ concerns.

I love spending time with young people and learning to see the world through their eyes. I have dedicated over 12 years to working with children and families because I see such value in enhancing parent-child relationships.

I primarily specialize in helping young people (8-30) explore their own minds and voices. I provide tools and support to help them succeed in traditional settings (such as school) while also supporting each person’s unique qualities, creativity and drive that lead them to balance, a stronger sense of self, safety and security.

I believe that childhood and adolescence are the most appropriate developmental stages for intervention, which can help prevent later challenges. My goal as a clinician is to aid parents and children in developing better skills to manage difficult emotions, communicate, and live comfortably with one another.

I also provide support for caregivers seeking information and encouragement around parenting, attachment, self-care, difficulties at home and skills to help support their children.

Some of my approaches include:

  • Ecotherapy
  • Movement based therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Sensory informed
  • Socratic Dialogue/Critical thinking
  • Systems Theory
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency Model
  • Collaborative Problem Solving