Ed Andrews is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who is also certified in Addictions Counseling, and Thanatology. He has more than twenty-five years of experience working with people coping with mental health issues, substance use disorders, sexual identity, Men’s Health, Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual concerns, PTSD, HIV/AIDS other life-limiting illnesses, aging, life-transitions, meaning, spirituality, dying, death and bereavement. He is trained in both Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, DBT, and in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, and is ASAM certified. He is an active member of many professional organizations including the American Psychological Association, (Division 51: Men and Masculinities), American Counseling Association, the Virginia Counselors Association, the Association for Addiction Professionals, the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and the Association for the Advancement of Psychosynthesis. He enjoys working with diverse clients using a holistic approach.
Originally from New York City, Ed has worked in education and human services in various settings including at Kaiser Permanente, the Bon Secours Health System, the Richmond AIDS Information Network, GMHC, and in private practice. He has taught on the secondary and higher education levels for many years. He continues to teach and present workshops on a range of topics related to mental health at national and international conferences. Ed studied at Virginia Commonwealth University, the College of William and Mary, Virginia Tech and the Washington Theological Union.