Abby is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. She received her Master’s Degree from Augsburg University. She has worked in various settings such as adolescent residential treatment, outpatient community therapy, and in a pediatric medical office. Abby enjoys working with kids aged 7 and older, adolescents and adults.
Abby has a great deal of experience working with anxiety and depression, self-harm/suicidal ideation, borderline personality disorder, general coping and emotional difficulties, and trauma. She also helps families to understand their children’s difficulties and how to help manage these more effectively. She has been intensively trained in DBT and is engaged in ongoing training in CBT, play therapy, and trauma based interventions. She also has an interest in maternal mental health and is going to be receiving training specific to this in the coming year.
She has an eclectic approach to therapy based in mindfulness and helping the client achieve their goals. Abby believes that the client is the expert of their own lives and her role is to help them navigate where they want to go. She strives to build a trusting relationship with clients through humor, sensitivity, honesty and validation, as she believes a strong relationship is the key to effective therapy. When she is not doing therapy, Abby enjoys spending time with her family, playing and watching sports, and napping when able!
Abby meets clients out of our offices in Golden Valley and Rogers. To schedule as a new client, please call: (763) 575-8086 ext 1. Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.