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Staff Clinician

He | Him

Adults, Adolescents, & Children

Fordham University

CUNY Baruch College

Meet Andres!

I am Andres Salgado, MA, a dedicated Staff Clinician at the New England Center for OCD and Anxiety (NECOA) in New York. Originally from the sunny city of Los Angeles, California, I aim to bring a warm, empathetic approach to my practice, drawing from my diverse experiences and deep commitment to mental health.

At NECOA NY, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) to support my clients. I am deeply committed to helping individuals improve their self-perception and cultivate healthier relationships. I believe in the power of a non-judgmental, supportive environment where clients feel safe to explore their authentic selves. Specializing in treating anxiety, stress, depression, personality issues, trauma, and other significant concerns, I approach each case with empathy and dedication. Each client deserves genuine care and tailored strategies to meet their unique needs.

During my time at Fordham University in the Bronx, where I majored in Psychology and minored in Bioethics, I developed a profound interest in understanding human behavior and ethics. One memorable project involved working on a study about self-injurious behaviors, including non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and attempted suicide, in adults and young adults. This project not only sparked my passion for helping others in times of crisis but also shaped my empathetic and non-judgmental approach to therapy.

After graduating, I returned to California and took on a full-time research assistantship in Orange, CA. My work on maternal fragmentation and early life development was both challenging and rewarding, reinforcing my desire to make a direct impact on people's lives. I often reflect on this period as a time of significant personal and professional growth, learning the importance of early interventions and the profound effects of a supportive environment.

Driven by a passion for direct client interaction, I earned my master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from CUNY Baruch College. During my studies, I completed a practicum and internship that provided invaluable hands-on experience. It was during these formative years that I quickly realized the profound effect a compassionate therapist can have on someone’s life, a realization that continues to inspire my work today.

Outside of my clinical work, I love exploring the vibrant food scene in New York. Whether I'm trying a new restaurant in Westchester or enjoying a hidden gem in the East Village, I’m always on the lookout for culinary adventures. I also have a passion for live music and can frequently be found at concerts and parks around the city, sharing these moments with friends who bring joy and balance to my life. My enthusiasm for discovering new experiences and my love for connecting with people shine through in everything I do, both professionally and personally.

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