Andrew J Lipsky, MSW, LICSW

Name:Andrew J Lipsky
Gender:Male
Specialty:Social Worker—Clinical
Review:2 client reviews
Location:100 State St
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-626-4640
Fax: 508-626-4628
 


Client Review:

2 client reviews of Andrew J Lipsky scored 5 out of 5.

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by talker58, Dec. 14, 2011

The person that wrote a negative comment about Andrew has clearly never seen him because he absolutely does not push anyone to uncomfortable limits, never compares or makes you feel like you are being petty and ALWAYS is positive. You can tell he phrases things carefully and always tries to be honest with as much positive as possible. He is also VERY conversational...never just sitting back and listening...anyone who sees Andrew is lucky to have such a caring, genuine and hardworking therapist.

* this reviewer has be with this therapist for 1 - 3 years
* this reviewer had 1 - 2 therapists before.
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by ItIsI, Aug. 02, 2010

Andrew J. Lipsky is awesome. He has more of a cognitive-behavioral approach rather than psychodynamic, so it depends on what one is looking for. However, he blends many different approaches, taking into account client differences and needs. He's super-neat, and I recommend him.

* this reviewer has be with this therapist for 1 - 3 years
* this reviewer had 6 - 10 therapists before.
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by nothanks 2011-09-07 18:08:23
Says very little during the session putting pressure on the patient to explain themselves further and further......pushing them to an uncomfortable point. Dismisses your bad feelings as stupidity. Degrading comparisons of your feelings to how things could be worse which is a terrible approach. Only makes you feel guilty for feeling bad in the first place.

I wish it were more of a conversational approach. Maybe I need a friend not a therapist.
by ItIsI 2013-01-20 03:46:05
I would like to respond to nothanks. While I cannot speak to anyone else's experience, I can perhaps try to give the other side. Andrew is more apt to remain quiet, especially with newer clients, when he believes that is in the client's best interest. I have had some sessions where he's said very little and others where he has perhaps spoken more than I. His philosophy is that session isn't about him. It's about "you", so he isn't apt to chat it up if he believes there are issues you need to process. However, if you find Andrew to speak too little or too much, he is very much open to feedback and greatly appreciates it. As far as pointing out how things could be worse, that's part of a CBT approach. The intent is to point out cognitive distortions. Once again, if anyone feels invalidated or judged by Andrew, please let him know. That is never his intention or his feelings. I've been seeing him for a long time, and he doesn't judge. Basically, be open and honest with him about whatever you are feeling. He is really good with feedback - positive and negative. And he is very flexible in his approach and his views.

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