Andy Cox, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Andy CoxDr. Andy Cox

is a licensed clinical psychologist who treats clients aged 12 and up with emotional or interpersonal problems. He is skilled in a variety of therapeutic methods, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (changing ineffective patterns of thinking and behavior), interpersonal therapy (improving the quality of one’s relationships), and psychodynamic therapy (gaining a deeper understanding of how a person’s history affects their current functioning). He approaches treatment collaboratively, seeking to foster a warm, supportive environment in which patients feel understood and respected while he helps them meet their personal goals. He enjoys working in both short and longer-term therapy, depending on the patient’s interests and needs.

Dr. Cox graduated from The College of William & Mary with honors and received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Central Michigan University. He completed his internship at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. His work experience includes community mental health, adult residential treatment, college counseling, court-ordered violence reduction treatment, inpatient hospitalization, and psychological evaluations for people seeking to join the military. He has been published in The Encyclopedia of Social Psychology, The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Clinical Assessment, and The Journal of Personality Assessment. Dr. Cox has been in private practice in the Richmond area since 2013.

  • Specialties:
  • Mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder, and emotional instability)
  • Adjustment disorders (emotional or behavioral symptoms related to a recent problem)
  • Personality disorders (e.g., difficulties relating to others, trusting people, maintaining stable relationships, interpersonal drama, getting along with others, dependency, or control issues)
  • Anxiety, worry, and stress
  • Anger

Highlights

  • B.S. in psychology, The College of William & Mary
  • Ph.D. in clinical psychology, Central Michigan University
  • Internship, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  • Balances acceptance and change, utilizing a collaborative treatment approach

Contact & Hours

  • Northside/West End office, 5821 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA 23228-5427, (map it)
  • Contact, phone (804) 264-0966, ext. 44, email dracox@ thewestwoodgroup.org
  • Office hours, contact Dr. Cox for office hours