Andrew Erdman, LMSW


My name is Andrew Erdman, and I am a licensed professional social worker with experience in mental health treatment and psychotherapy for individuals, families, children, and teenagers. At present, I provide in-home counseling and supportive therapy for families with a member who has been diagnosed with a serious mental illness. As part of the "Parachute" program at the Visiting Nurse Service of NY, I work with a multidisciplinary treatment team consisting of psychiatrists, therapists, and peer specialists, utilizing a Need-Adapted Treatment Model (NATM). I have also received intensive training in Functional Family Therapy (FFT) and Functional Family Therapy-Child Welfare (FFT-CW), both of which are evidence-based models (EBMs). I feel privileged to do this work, and derive great satisfaction from helping my clients. For more specific information on my professional background, please see my professional experience.

"Social workers know in their bones that our profession's primary role is to create and sustain holding environments for people whose stability, safety, and continuity have been disrupted or have never been firmly established. Historically, 'holding' individuals, families, small groups, organizations and communities has been the mission of many of the profession's service organizations..."

                                                     -- From: "The Good-Enough Social Worker: Winnicott Applied," by Jeffery S. Applegate.

Andrew Erdman, LMSW

Social Worker & Psychotherapist.