Abigail is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who provides individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, families, and individual adults. She also enjoys working with parents and giving parent consultations. Abby has a variety of training and experiences that equips her to address multiple issues, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, social skills, trauma, grief and loss, addiction, and acting-out behaviors. She also addresses family communication in addition to problems in relationships.
Previously Abigail worked at the Center for Effective Psychological Services (CEPS), providing treatment to individuals coping with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, self-esteem, relationship challenges, and burn-out. Before CEPS, Abigail worked at Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Center and conducted group and individual counseling for individuals dealing with addiction and other co-occurring conditions.
Abigail received her clinical training at the Wendt Center for Loss & Healing, where she provided individual and group therapy to adults, children, and adolescents affected by grief and trauma. Before becoming a therapist, Abigail worked in the field of international human rights and democratic development. Her previous career helped prepare her to be a therapist by teaching her to listen empathically to people’s most painful experiences and foster dialogue between disparate parties.
Abigail strives to create a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can experience understanding, acceptance, and support. She views therapy as a collaborative process in which clients and therapists work together to identify goals and solutions. Abby tailors her approach to each client’s needs using attachment-based, self-psychology, family systems, and other models to understand her clients. She also applies techniques and strategies from Cognitive-Behavioral, Play Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Abigail received her Masters’s Degree in Social Work from The Catholic University of America, after which she completed a two-year clinical training program in psychotherapy at the Washington School of Psychiatry. Abigail received her Juris Doctor and her Bachelors’s degrees from Georgetown University.
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