Therapist in Springfield, Illinois J. “Andrew” Dewey, Therapist

License: LPC

Provider Gender: Male

Ages Served: 0-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Springfield, Illinois J. “Andrew” Dewey, LPC

J. “Andrew” Dewey, LPC

J. “Andrew” Dewey offers individual, couples, and family therapy to the Springfield area. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois with six years of experience, including work within the DCFS. Andrew is a veteran of the United States Army and has a passion for helping other veterans achieve overall wellness.

Andrew is SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) certified and is actively involved in advocacy for drug and alcohol policies. He hosts group therapy at the Springfield office starting March 2, 2023, every Thursday evening. Andrew holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Illinois. His treatment philosophy is client-centered, utilizing CBT, REBT, and Existential approaches. For children aged 6 and up, he employs play therapy and sand tray therapy to facilitate healing.

Andrew has been recognized for his significant contributions to the field of addiction recovery. His personal journey and professional expertise were highlighted in two notable articles. In the State Journal-Register, Andrew shared his experiences and insights on addiction, emphasizing the importance of understanding the reality of addiction and the need for effective treatment strategies (State Journal-Register, 2018). Additionally, his descent into opioid addiction and subsequent fight for recovery were featured in an in-depth interview on WGLT’s Sound Ideas, where he discussed the challenges and triumphs of his recovery journey (WGLT, 2018).

These personal and professional experiences profoundly influence Andrew’s work with his patients. He understands the complexities of addiction and recovery firsthand, allowing him to offer empathetic and effective support to those struggling with similar issues. His advocacy work and public speaking engagements underscore his commitment to changing perceptions and policies around addiction, which in turn inspires his therapeutic approach. Andrew’s unique blend of personal insight and professional training enables him to connect deeply with his clients, providing a compassionate and knowledgeable presence in their journey towards recovery.

In his spare time, Andrew restores vintage cars to mint condition and is an avid sports fan, especially of football. He is also an accomplished public speaker who has presented at venues around the area, including Lincoln Land College.

Provider Introduction

Expertise

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • America's Choice Provider Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • ComPsych
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Humana
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Pathways (Amita Health)
  • Unicare (Healthlink)
  • Zelis (HFN Network Solutions)

Interventions

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Family Therapy

Populations

  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Military/Veterans
  • Women

Languages

  • English

Locations

FAQs

Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with J. “Andrew” Dewey. You can also call 217-523-4534 to have someone assist you.

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