Andrew Connor


Andrew Connor, Intern



About Andrew

As a clinician, Andrew sees himself as a collaborator, not a director. He believes that everyone has the ability to make meaningful changes in their lives, and he hopes to help his clients utilize their unique abilities and strengths to live in accordance with their values by fostering a kind and non-judgmental environment and a therapeutic relationship founded on empathy, curiosity, humor, and respect.

Andrew graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and communication arts, and is currently working toward his master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Northeastern Illinois University. Andrew’s background in
writing and journalism has led him to adopt a primarily narrative orientation towards counseling, however he ultimately believes in an integrative approach towards counseling theories that adapts to the needs and circumstances of each individual client. 


Additionally, he has experience
using Dialectical Behavior Therapy interventions for behavior modification and has further interest in implementing aspects of Acceptance Commitment Therapy into his work. Before joining Skylight Counseling Center as an intern, Andrew worked in in-patient residential
treatment for individuals struggling with eating disorders, and continues to make this an area of interest. He believes firmly in Health at Every Size principles, and has worked with clients with a variety of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and ARFID.

Similarly, Andrew also has experience and a strong interest working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and issues related to masculine identity. He has also worked with a diverse set of patients with different gender expressions, religious affiliations, ethnic and racial backgrounds, and neurodivergent identities, and understands that there are unique
strengths and challenges associated with intersecting identities.