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 adolescents 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 primarily specialize in helping people, from the ages of 10-45, to explore their own minds and find their voices. I provide tools and support to help them succeed in traditional settings (such as school or work) 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 have dedicated over 12 years to working with young people and families because I see such value in enhancing parent-child relationships. As a clinician, I also aid adults, parents and families in developing better skills to manage difficult emotions, to communicate, and to live comfortably with one another. I specifically provide support for caregivers seeking information and encouragement around parenting, attachment, self-care, difficulties at home and skills to help them create an environment for their children to learn and thrive.

Some of my approaches include:

  • Ecotherapy
  • Movement based 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