About me

Hello and welcome. I am an Ordained Minister (Rev), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) in Pennsylvania. My background is in pastoral ministry (since January 2001). My wife and I have been married since June of 2000 and we have five children ranging in ages from 11 to 17. Over the past 23 years I have spent a lot of time in counseling with individuals, couples, and families helping them to overcome their struggles (Parenting, premarital and marital issues, ADHD, depression, anxiety, gambling and substance abuse and addiction, legal issues, religious issues, trauma and PTSD, grief and loss, and many others). I desired to be better equipped to help, so I went back to get my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy which I completed in December of 2017. I was glad to be able to bring my real world experience to the classroom and I found that I was already putting into practice a lot of what I was studying.

Over the years I have worked with couples from all walks of life. I've had clients from all faiths (and no faith) backgrounds, straight and LBGTQIA, children, teens, adults, parents, grandparents.

I have had the privilege of working with couples who are dating, engaged, married, and dealing with separation and divorce. It is my desire to help you build strong and healthy relationships by helping you get to know your partner better, how to communicate so your partner understands you, how to disagree and argue without hurting each other, and how to help each other change and grow into happy and healthy individuals.

I will be your supporter, your cheerleader, your encourager, and your teammate. I believe that real change starts in the therapy session, but you make the change happen outside of session and in the real world. I'm looking forward to working with both of you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

PA LPC PC012631


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rev. Michael Abell. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Regain might be different.

Written on Jan 19, 2024 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I absolutely love our therapist Rev. Abell. I have felt completely comfortable with him from day one. He’s by far the best therapist I’ve ever worked with.

Written on Dec 27, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Michael was our second attempt at trying couples therapy and he was exactly what we were looking for! He is very attentive, provides productive feedback, and has a very pleasant demeanor which makes him easy to talk to. He remembers all details and effectively connects backgrounds and personalities such that my boyfriend and I felt heard and were better able to understand each other. Michael is very experienced in couples therapy and we learned so many skills in communication and conflict resolution. My boyfriend and I have never felt more connected since meeting with Michael every week. If you're looking for a therapist, look no further than Michael!

Written on Aug 29, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 9 months on issues concerning relationship

We have really enjoyed working with Rev. Abell. We feel that we have made progress working through our issues as a couple and as individuals. He is very easy to talk to and has a great sense of humor. He provides practical advice and is very fair. Highly recommend!

Written on Jun 30, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 8 months on issues concerning relationship

Michael has helped my husband and I work through some major issues in our marriage. He has stuck by us for about a year and our marriage is stronger and better because of his participation in our healing process.

We highly recommend Michael Abel!!!

Written on Mar 26, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Rev Abell is very responsive and proactive. I appreciate his insight and overall its been a very positive experience.

Written on Feb 17, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Rev. Abell was great to work with. We met with hin for pre-martial counseling and he was able to meet us where we were at based on our needs and wants and help us explore that. He created a safe, friendly and open atmosphere where at times it did not feel as if we were speaking with a therapist.

Written on Feb 13, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Michael, Listens very well and let's you talk. He also doesn't judge you. I would recommend him

Written on Jan 31, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Awesome

Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Fantastic therapist. Really connects
And goes above and beyond for
His patients.

Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Very understanding and respectful. Definitely feels like he listens to us and helps us to better understand ourselves within our relationship.

Written on Apr 24, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

I like Rev Abell’s approach to therapy. He is very attentive and consistently checks in with me throughout the week. I truly believe he cares about what is best for me and my husband in the long run and is very slow to judge which is awesome when I’m in the midst of chaos and need a calm cool head to see through the storm. I highly recommend him!

Written on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

He makes sure you are heard and understood

Written on Jul 06, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Rev.Abell is a great counselor. I've had a few counselors in my lifetime and he is definitely one that is great at what he does. Judgement free, really listens, actually reads your journal entries, and responds in a timely manner. He is there to help you get through whatever you are going through.

Work with me!