I am a Certified Surrogate Partner, certified
by the International
Professional Surrogates Association. I am currently accepting
clients and referrals, primarily women aged 30 to 80, who experience
limitations in their intimate relationships and/or sexuality they
wish to overcome.
"Andrew, you are doing the work you were
meant for. Your intuition, sensitivity and empathy are just what
Cohen Greene, 40-year Veteran Surrogate Partner, one of my mentors,
and the real life surrogate played by Helen Hunt in the award-winning
movie "The Sessions"
I recognize the extreme sensitivity of the issues
my clients deal with, and feel that my most important function as a surrogate
partner is to create a safe emotional environment. People have told me
all my life that they feel safe around me. I believe it's the combination
of the following traits that create this safety:
|I am present.
spent most of my adult life cultivating the ability to be really present,
and by that I mean attentive, focused, and keenly aware of what's
happening in the moment.
||Sensitive and intuitive, I am an exceptional
listener. My listening is fueled by a genuine interest and caring.
My intention is to not only hear what you're saying, but also to help
you say what you haven't been able to say.
Andrew communicates is so clear it helps me be more clear, not only
in my words but also in my thoughts. I feel really heard when I
am with him.” —Sue S.
||I have had several friends and former
girlfriends who have dealt with sexual assault, so I have seen firsthand
the effect that sexual abuse and its subsequent trauma can have on
women's emotional and intimate lives. All of these experiences have
engendered in me a deep compassion for an enormous range of human
experiences. I am one of the most nonjudgmental people you will ever
|I am empowering.
||My intention is to empower your growth
and confidence in who you are. I look for and see the parts of you
that deserve to be honored, revered, respected, and loved. Once I
see those parts of you, you will start to see them also. No matter
what your age, body type, or lifestyle, your inherent beauty will
be seen and accepted.
warmth and caring for everyone around him really
shows up and it is wonderful to be around." —
|I am available.
||As a surrogate partner, I don't have
an agenda to make a point, to be heard, or to satisfy my own emotional
or sexual needs, and am fully available to support my clients on their
healing journey. I’ve done a tremendous amount of healing work
myself, and as a result, I am completely comfortable with my own body,
my sexuality, and all parts of myself.
I've been pursuing personal growth through relationships
since I've been old enough to have them. I feel most alive when exploring
interpersonal communication, intimacy, relationships, and personal growth.
Although it has not been in any formal way, I realize now that I've been
doing this work all my life.
I think of Andrew, I think first of his warmth and his presence.
He has a remarkable ability to focus his loving attention completely.
Anyone fortunate enough to be working
closely with Andrew will know they are being held in a spirit of
love and service.”
Jason Weston, Facilitator,
Human Awareness Institute
Love, Intimacy, and Sexuality Workshops
I see clients at several locations in the San
Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland, and Fremont.
I am also open to traveling to work with clients in intensive therapy
and other geographic areas.
Secretary, International Professional
Surrogates Association, 2011 - Present
Training Coordinator, International
Professional Surrogates Association, 2012 - 2015
Surrogate Partner Training, International
Professional Surrogates Association, 2008
Sex Educator Training,
San Francisco Sex Information, 2010
Professionally involved with healing and intimacy since 1997, including
running a healing arts center, and practicing Breathwork, Energy Work,
Regular staff member at the Loving Life Seminar, and in the Love,
Intimacy, and Sexuality Workshops of the Human
Awareness Institute, since 1998 and 2001, respectively.
Member, International Professional
Member, American Association of Sexuality
Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
College of Sexologists