Hi, I’m Abby.
It seems that at some level everyone’s lives have been touched by addiction, either through one’s own personal struggle or watching a loved one struggle with the disease of addiction. If you are currently having concerns about your use, or maybe you are wondering how you can help a loved one that is struggling with addiction, I can help.
Maybe you are questioning if you are drinking too much on a daily basis or you are having “too” much fun on the weekend with recreational drug use. Maybe you have taken a moment to wonder how your friends are able to stop after one or two drinks, but you continue to drink to excess. These are all questions that we can explore together.
I specialize in helping individuals who are not only struggling with addiction, but are also experiencing a mental health issue. This is sometimes referred to as “dual diagnosis.” For example often my clients are experiencing anxiety or depression and substance abuse at the same time.
I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in my practice. I keep my approach patient-centered and provide a non-judgmental, empathetic environment to address your personal issues and goals. I am an advocate for harm-reduction which can be an effective model for both substance and gambling addictions. Regardless of where you are in your journey to recovery, I am here to help.
A little bit more about me –I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. In 2006, I received my graduate degree from Millersville University in clinical psychology. I received my Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in 2007 and my Competency in Gambling in 2011. I have been in practice for the past 15 years. In my free time I enjoy spending my time with my 3 children and my husband.