In the Santa Monica area, we can help with addiction and recovery, depression, anxiety and relationship issues.finding the right psychotherapist can make a difference.


Associates are psychotherapists who are completing a post-graduate training in a private practice.


Andrew Oldershaw, M.A. is a clinical psychotherapy intern with Andrew Susskind, LCSW & Associates. Prior to receiving his Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University (AULA), Andrew graduated with his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in Sociology & Communications. While at AULA, Andrew also participated in the LGBT Specialization in LGBT Affirmative Psychotherapy. Andrew is a registered MFTi (marriage and family therapist intern) currently working toward MFT licensure.Andrew Oldershaw

Andrew received clinical training at two leading Los Angeles community mental health facilities. At the LA LGBT Center, Andrew worked with a diverse population of clients, co-facilitated two psychotherapy groups, and worked with both individuals and couples as a Clinical Psychology Intern in Mental Health Services. During his experience as a Clinical Trainee at APLA (AIDS Project Los Angeles), Andrew received two awards for his service in the Mental Health Services department.

Andrew’s areas of therapeutic emphasis include anxiety, depression, trauma, identity, life transition(s), sex, sexuality, relationships, addictions, compulsions, body image, apathy, conflict, aggression, fear, stress and gender issues. More about Andrew is available at Andrew can be reached at or via voicemail at 310.954.1560.

Prior to fulfilling his calling to clinical psychology, Andrew held positions within the Entertainment Industry. Andrew worked for entities like Viacom (MTV, Logo) and ran the LGBT & Philanthropy divisions of a well-known PR firm for several years. These experiences serve him well when working with those in the Entertainment Industry - from actors, athletes and musicians, to executives on all levels within studios, networks, entertainment corporations and production companies.

Additionally, Andrew is the founder and principal of The Prism Institute, a partnership with colleague Linda Reeves. The Prism Institute’s primary purpose is to provide trainings related to the LGBT experience in a variety of environments tailored to unique audiences. For more information about The Prism Institute, please email




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