Welcome! I'm an LPC with 18 years of experience helping couples and individuals to experience more pleasure and connection in their lives.
I work with individuals who have been traumatized, helping you heal when you decide to face your truth, challenge years of silence, and are empowered to take control of your story. I also help couples who are stuck in negative interaction make changes so that they feel close and connected again. I work with couples in the LGBTQ+ community. I also work with couples who want to explore non-monogamy, open relationships, in addition to helping couples deal with the variety of issues and concerns that arise during the course of a relationship.
My style of counseling blends deep emotional work with tangible, behavioral change. I have 16 years of experience helping people of diverse backgrounds to navigate through dark times in their lives. I have hope that people can overcome depression, calm anxiety, be transformed through grief, and find their peaceful center in the midst of over-stimulation and busyness. I have extensive experience in couples’ therapy, trauma-informed care, and PTSD/trauma-related disorders.
I believe that everyone can change and grow in their lives. I believe one of the reasons we develop mental health issues is because they are unhealthy learned behaviors that we have picked up along the way. Sometimes we haven't gotten the validation and support we needed from our family and community. Sometimes it those we needed most who have hurt us. I experienced childhood trauma and severe anxiety. Through my own therapy, I learned how to trust, how to identify safe people, how to calm and comfort myself, and ultimately, how to grow and thrive in life. I want to help you experience the same freedom.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and emotionally focused therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Intimacy-related issues
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Mood Disorders , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Sexuality , Women's Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #2008034201 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
Abigail really listens and provides useful feedback.