Andy Caraway, MS, LPC
I help men learn to let go of problematic attachments – addictions, challenging mental health symptoms and relationships – develop insight, and improve communication to improve their quality of life.
My Therapeutic Approach
I understand that men are sometimes reluctant to engage in therapy. As a result, I believe many men are not getting attention they need when it comes to their mental health. Men need care in the same way they would receive care for any other medical concern. My goal is to help men overcome the stigma affiliated with entering therapy and get consistent progressive care. It is the utmost importance that men have their mental health needs attended to in order to find the greatest fulfillment in life.
I am an addiction specialist that treats men suffering from drugs and/or alcohol dependency, unhealthy behaviors, and problematic relationships. It is our task as therapists to treat mental health like any other health needs. We seek to identify the symptoms, define, or “diagnose” the problem, and develop and implement treatment.
My goal is to help clients identify the source of their challenges. I genuinely believe in the importance of honesty. To that end, I encourage men to look inward and sometimes confront uncomfortable experiences. It is my view that our lives are made up of events and how we respond to those events affects our quality of life.
Very often our symptoms are a result of accumulated painful experiences. I encourage clients to understand the causes and conditions involved in their suffering. While that is being accomplished – we can formulate methods to respond to life’s events. Many clients find that the way they react or behave is a result of accumulated significant experiences and/or trauma.
I have an eclectic style which means I will incorporate multiple styles in order to best meet client needs. For some individuals, mindfulness is an extremely helpful tool. I borrow from eastern philosophies to guide my practice as I help men develop new insight into their lives.