John “Andy” Bradshaw





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We all face challenges in life. Being able to talk openly and freely about them in a supportive, non-judgmental environment can be extremely helpful. I take a pragmatic, empathic approach to therapy. I am warm and encouraging by nature. I help clients identify what’s keeping them from reaching their goals and we develop plans together to help them achieve those objectives. Whatever your goals may be—reduced anxiety/stress, greater peace of mind, better personal relationships, more happiness and fulfillment—I want you to come away from our sessions feeling like you’re getting the support you need as you work to overcome challenges in your life.

I work with adults, children, and adolescents on a range of issues including anxiety, grief, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and substance abuse. I have a Masters’ Degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and have worked in hospice, school, and community center settings. In addition to psychotherapy, my professional background includes work and benefits counseling with people with disabilities and advocacy in the areas of disability rights and education.

John “Andy” Bradshaw, Marriage & Family Therapist Registered Intern #101517; Supervised by Dino Di Donato, MFT #39831




Recent posts

OCD: A Brief History

Obsessions and compulsions have likely been around since humans first roamed the earth. In the 6th/7th century AD, John Climacus, a monk living in the Sinai Desert wrote of worshippers who were troubled by intrusive “blasphemous thoughts”, which kept them... Read more »

OCD Treatment: Exposure and Response Prevention

  People with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) perform compulsions to temporarily relieve themselves of the anxiety associated with their obsessions. A person with contamination fears, for example, may wash their hands repeatedly throughout the day and perform other cleaning rituals.... Read more »

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a condition in which people get stuck in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Many people with OCD try to hide their condition and may not seek treatment due to embarrassment or shame. OCD... Read more »

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