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Psychotherapy

Maine Social Work License: LCSW #LC15384
NPI: #1073865606
Maine Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification #CAC6502

Hello!  I am Jennifer L. Andrews, known as Lindan Andrews.  I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LC15384), a certified alcohol and drug counselor (CAC6502), and psychotherapist.  I combine neuroscience-informed psychotherapy with intuitive, body-centered, mindfulness-based practices.  The body is a resource for self-discovery and psychological healing.  By slowing down and bringing awareness to our bodies, the path towards healing may be revealed.  

 

I provide therapy to:

  • individuals (adults and older adults)

  • couples

  • families

 

I am trained and experienced in​:

  • trauma

  • relational/developmental trauma

  • mood disorders

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • unhealthy relationships

  • interpersonal conflict

  • boundary setting

  • self-abuse

  • substance abuse

  • chronic medical issues

  • death and dying

"Recovery can take place only within the context of relationships; it cannot occur in isolation."

 - Judith Lewis Herman

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Therapeutic Approach

My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment in which exploration and real change can take place. My ongoing studies are a commitment to you and our work together.

I completed certification in Traumatic Stress Studies in 2015, having studied with Bessel van der Kolk and his team at the Trauma Center for nine months. The modality of Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency that I learned during the certification has become my primary therapeutic tool. In 2016, I completed a nine month certification in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy with the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, led by brilliant researchers and leaders in the field. This work brings mindfulness, and sometimes meditation, into therapy to address a wide range of challenges, including pain and addiction.

In 2017, I completed a nine-month Foundations Program with the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, and later that year completed certification as an End of Life Doula through the University of Vermont. Attending the dying has increased my capacity for compassion for self and others. Currently, I am engaged in the process of becoming a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and have begun to incorporate this work into my sessions with clients. Somatic Experiencing is a body-oriented therapeutic model that helps heal trauma and other stress disorders. I continue to expand my knowledge of trauma by training with Kathy Kain, in Touch Skills Training for Trauma Therapists. This masterful work further develops somatic awareness, and is touch free.

 

I am studying with the Gottman Institute, in anticipation of becoming a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist. This modality is strongly based in research, and provides structure and insight for couples work.

 

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