I am a licensed psychologist with a small, part-time, private practice in Port Aransas, Texas. I divide my time between Port Aransas and San Antonio, where I'm originally from and still have some family responsibilities with my siblings. I also provide VA evaluations for veterans, often meeting at a chiropractor's office in Corpus Christi or traveling elsewhere throughout the state when needed.
Using a holistic approach to mental health (i.e., mind, body, and spirit), I seek to provide premium psychological services for adolescents, adults, and couples. While I am a general practice practitioner, my specialty interests and experience include the following:
Addictions and recovery
Anxiety, depression, and trauma
GLBT concerns (gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender)
Student and veteran mental health
I also offer occasional groups and weekend retreats, and I am available for presentations to the community on a variety of topics, such as suicide prevention and mindfulness, an ancient way of centering oneself in the present moment that is known to be effective for many mental health concerns, including addictions, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
A native of San Antonio, I completed my undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University, where I was a member of the Corps of Cadets, Aggie Band, and Ross Volunteers. I then earned a Master of Divinity degree at Duke University and was ordained in The United Methodist Church, where I served several congregations and later joined the staff of a nonprofit HIV/AIDS hospice in Austin. Returning to Texas A&M University, I earned a PhD in Counseling Psychology and completed my internship at the University of Utah student counseling center, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Waco. I also have a certificate in addiction studies from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Minnesota, and I am now a retired United Methodist minister, having reached the denomination's 20 year mark for early retirement.
After my fellowship at the Waco VA, I joined the staff at the University of Arkansas student counseling center, where I developed and taught an undergraduate mindfulness class and supervised graduate students in training. Returning to Texas, I joined the staff at Southwestern University’s student counseling center in Georgetown, TX, while also opening two small, part-time, private practice offices, one in San Antonio and a second office in Georgetown, both for evening and weekend appointments.
My private practice grew, and so I took the "leap of faith" into full time private practice, while also starting to see clients in Port Aransas. I have since closed both my San Antonio and Georgetown offices, and now only see private clients in Port Aransas or via a HIPAA compliant TeleHealth option, which allows me to meet with people through a secure online video link, provided that they are physically located in the State of Texas, as I am only licensed to practice in Texas.
In my free time, I enjoy yoga, swimming, reading, writing, traveling, standup paddle boarding, and long walks on the beach. I am also currently completing a 200 hour class to become a Registered Yoga Teacher. I hope to soon offer private yoga sessions, as well as light body movement and stretches for private therapy clients who wish to have this, as there is a known mind/body connection. It is believed that trauma can be stored in the body and released with the help of some yoga movements.
To Schedule an Initial Complimentary Consultation
Please call or text me at (210) 708-5909 to schedule an initial consultation at no charge. If I am unable to answer when you call, just leave a message after the fourth ring, and I will return your call. You can also email me at Andrew@AndrewDReichert.com, though please note that email is not considered a secure means of communication and therefore emails should be kept brief without sensitive details.
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In the event of a medical or mental health emergency, please call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255);
GLBT people in crisis can reach the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386.
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