Andrew Tarockoff earned his Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wayne State University and is a Fully Licensed Professional Counselor. He has worked in various programs: residential substance use, psychiatric hospitalization, substance use peer coaching and outpatient mental health. Andrew has treated patients with a wide variety of mental disorders, at differing severity from clinically significant to severe mental illness. He has worked with individuals, couples, families, therapy groups and support groups. His patient age range is from 13 to 70.
Andrew believes that empathy and a true connection with a therapist can promote change in the patient’s he cares for. He found that as patients grow comfortable in therapy and begin to change, their preferences for therapy style may change as well. Andrew’s therapeutic approach is person centered, and through that framework he applies appropriate interventions based on the needs of the patient. Some approaches that Andrew regularly pulls from are from cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused, existential, gestalt, internal family systems, motivational interviewing, and trauma informed substance use therapy.
Andrew’s area of interest is dual diagnosis, mental health issues accompanied by substance use. Andrew works to create a safe and honest relationship that will helps foster change and addresses both issues with equal importance. He has a strong knowledge of addiction and helps clients to heal trauma’s, shame and mental health issues that would otherwise lead to relapse.
Andrew has additional experience in the following areas: depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety, addiction/alcoholism, workplace distress/career changes, self-harming behaviors, life-transitions, trauma, personality disorders, Panic attacks and relationship issues.
Andrew is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
Schedule an appointment with Andrew by calling 248-595-9969.