Sandy Demopoulos, LCSWR, CASAC, SAP

Sandy Demopoulos LCSWR

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, New York
  • Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Certified Group Psychotherapist
  • Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (QSAP)
  • NYS approved DWI assessment clinician

Professional Background

Sandy Demopoulos, LCSWR is a licensed clinical social worker in the State of New York, a credentialled Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, A Substance Abuse Professional, a NYS approved clinician to assess/treat people who have DWIs, and is a Certified Group Psychotherapist. Through her busy private practice she brings many years of extensive experience, warmth and empathy in helping people to stop using alcohol and other drugs including an expertise in relapse prevention.

Sandy has a particular ability to make her patients feel safe when faced with trauma. Her methods include unconditional positive regard, interpersonal process and motivational interviewing. Sandy graduated from Hunter College School of Social Work and facilitates individual and group therapy remotely during Covid-19.

Professional Affiliations:

NYSSCSW (education committee)


Hunter College Master’s Degree in Social Work
Lehman College Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling

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Areas of Focus

Sandy Demopoulos, LCSWR, CASAC, SAP, brings extensive expertise in addiction treatment and trauma therapy to her practice in New York. With warmth and empathy, she helps individuals overcome substance use and navigate trauma with evidence-based approaches.

Sandy Demopoulos utilizes a number of therapeutic approaches, including:

  • Alcohol and Drug addiction
  • Trauma
  • Motivational interviewing

High-Functioning Alcoholic

High-Functioning Alcoholic: Definition, Signs, & Treatment

A high-functioning alcoholic seemingly maintains a sense of normalcy and routine despite alcohol addiction or dependence. Loved ones may not know about the problem because many high-functioning alcoholics hide or deny their behavior. However, these individuals may frequently drink alone, joke about alcohol use, or become defensive when confronted.

March 3, 2021