Andrea Lopez-Yianilos

Psychotherapy, PsyD
Andrea Lopez-Yianilos is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with adults suffering from traumatic experiences, sleep problems, depression, anxiety, and health concerns. She received her doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University with a specialization in health psychology. Dr. Lopez-Yianilos completed her internship at the Miami VA Medical Center and her postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia Psychiatry/NYSPI.
Specialties: Trauma & PTSD, Sleep Issues, General Mental Health
Finances: Accepts Out-of-Network, Sliding Scale
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“My goal is to empower my clients to make the changes they need to live a more confident, emotionally connected, and satisfying life.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always been interested in understanding the human mind and its relationship to the physical body (mind-body connection). This interest, coupled with my compassion for others, helped me discover that the field of psychology allows me to guide clients in making positive changes in their lives.
What would you want someone to know about working with you?
As a warm and empathic psychologist, my work with clients is always collaborative. Although I may be an expert in psychology, my client is the expert in their life. My goal is to empower my clients to make the changes they need to live a more confident, emotionally connected, and satisfying life.
How does collaboration with other providers play into your work?
I believe it is imperative to collaborate with clients’ providers to provide a well-rounded therapeutic experience. In order to offer the best care possible, I encourage collaboration between providers and will do so with my client’s permission. Additionally, I am happy to assist in referrals.
If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant try it, what would that be?
Be open and honest about your hesitation. If it is your first time considering therapy, it can certainly feel awkward and even uncomfortable to share your emotions and thoughts with a stranger. I have found that clients who are open about their initial hesitation find a sense of relief and motivation when discussing their concerns with me. I always encourage and welcome feedback from my clients.
What excites you most about the evolving mental health landscape?
I am excited that mental health is becoming less stigmatized in our culture and is slowly becoming more integrated into traditional healthcare settings (e.g., primary care, oncology). Although there is much more work to be done, I am thrilled that stakeholders and administrators are beginning to place more value in mental health and its critical role in people’s overall well being.
“If it is your first time considering therapy, it can certainly feel awkward and even uncomfortable to share your emotions and thoughts with a stranger. I have found that clients who are open about their initial hesitation find a sense of relief and motivation when discussing their concerns with me.”
Andrea practices at Alma
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