ANDREA GLIK, LMSW
Therapist & LGBTQ+ Trainer
No matter what we have experienced in life, we all have an inherent capacity to heal. We can feel connected to ourselves and come home to our bodies. Healing is possible. You can inhabit your own life. Your life is yours.
It is a courageous thing to come to therapy to find support or healing. In doing so, you are communicating to yourself that it is ok to be vulnerable and that you deserve to feel better. It is the first step to feeling more in control of your life and safe within yourself.
In my practice, I strive to offer a validating and attuned environment. Here we can dive deep into self-discovery, restoring a connection to all parts of yourself, especially those you’ve had to reject to survive. Using somatic-oriented therapy to foster a deeper connection between mind and body, we will explore and heal the impact of any traumatic experiences on the brain, nervous system, and connection with the self and relationships. The core of my approach is empowering people to be and love their authentic selves in a world that often shames and rejects anyone who may fall outside the norm.
Our struggle to feel whole and authentic can show up in our relationships too. In my work with partnerships of all kinds, we will explore how our life experience and past relationship pain is showing up in our present. I offer concrete tools and exercises to heal and expand intimacy, communication and desire. Together we will build a space to heal your relationship(s) that is open, honest, inclusive, and non judgmental.
I have specialized training and expertise in working with: gender, sexuality, LGBTQ+ identities, relationships, healing intimacy & desire, difference in desire, PTSD, interpersonal violence, sexual trauma, survivorship, body image, women empowerment, alternative spirituality, poly/non-monogamy, sex work, kink, BDSM, survivors of cults and religious trauma, childhood trauma, LGBTQ+ youth and their parents, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and HIV/AIDS.
Education: Master of Social Work from Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work
Certifications: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, In Progress
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certification, In Progress