Abbey is a psychotherapy intern who is in her third and final year at Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL, where she will graduate with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in May of 2021. Abbey received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Iowa State University in Ames, IA. During her undergraduate career, Abbey interned at an assault care center, where she covered crisis lines and provided one-on-one counseling to victims of domestic violence. While interning, Abbey completed training for her Victim Counselor Certification.
Abbey believes in forming a collaborative therapeutic relationship with her clients built on trust and empathic understanding. Her goal is to create a safe and nonjudgmental space where clients will feel empowered to analyze and explore their struggles while developing coping skills, self-awareness, and creating positive change in their lives. Abbey provides counseling to clients of all ages, working with struggles including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, life adjustments and transitions, relationship issues, self-esteem, and trauma. She looks at counseling through a client-centered lens, while utilizing elements of cognitive behavioral therapy. However, Abbey recognizes that therapy is not one-size-fits-all and will adapt her approach to best meet the needs of every individual client.