I have a wealth of experience in treating adults, adolescents children and families. I believe that therapy can be very beneficial for helping people through transitions as well as conditions of long standing and that a warm, supportive rapport with the therapist is a crucial vehicle for change. I use Cognitive Behavioral and Insight therapy to address issues such ADHD, Bipolar disorder, poor communication, adjustment and mood disorders, sexual and physical abuse, depression,anxety, grief, parenting problems and divorce. It's an Honor to watch an individual's metamorphosis; to be part of their process of changing.
I have worked extensively in CBT helping people to change their feelings by challenging their thoughts and with people who have had persistent anxiety/depression. With the hectic pace of life it is crucial for people to learn effective coping skills and relaxation techniques. I am well versed in Guided Imagery.
The relationship between the therapist and the client must be warm comfortable and honest . In working with children and teens it is crucial for the parents to be invested. In order for lasting change the way the family functions must be addressed. .
Call or Email Andrea Leigh Schear for a free phone consultation now - (860) 253-2675

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Fordham University
  • Year Graduated: 1999
  • License No. and State: 5469 Connecticut

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $70 - $110
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • Anthem
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Connecticare
  • Health Net
  • Husky
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid
  • Optum
  • Oxford
  • UCare
  • United
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Specialties

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Issues

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress reduction ,anger management
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Sexuality

  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Know many Spanish words but poor in the grammar, Spanish

Age

  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Categories

  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Interpersonal
  • Play Therapy
  • Systems Approach
  • Transpersonal

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016
Andrea Leigh Schear, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Glastonbury

Andrea Leigh Schear

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW