Abbie (she/her) believes that healing occurs within the context of relationship and community. She strives to build safe, trusting and collaborative relationships with the individuals and families she serves. Abbie hopes to increase understanding of the connection between the mind and body, as well as the impact of trauma (including historical and generational), life stressors and larger systems on our well-being. She works with individuals and families to recognize conditioned habits that at one time may have been necessary for survival, but now impede contentment and growth. She partners with individuals and families to promote healing through the cultivation of compassion, self-awareness, tolerance for discomfort, grounding skills and self-nurturance. Abbie practices from a person-centered, strengths-based approach within a mind-body/mindfulness, developmental, attachment, neuropsychology, social justice, and systems framework. Abbie is committed to continually engaging in anti-racist practice in her professional and personal life.
Abbie has worked with children and families for 12 years; providing psychotherapy, crisis counseling, psycho- and parent-education, mind-body skills instruction, support groups and advocacy services. She also has over 3 years’ experience working within the healthcare system supporting individuals and their family members as they navigate a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Abbie’s areas of expertise include trauma, child abuse/maltreatment, parenting issues, family conflict, cancer, grief/loss, caregiver issues, depression, and anxiety. Abbie is fluent in Spanish and has spent her career working with immigrant communities around the aforementioned issues, as well as issues around immigration, separation and safety. She can be reached at (612)-454-0171 or firstname.lastname@example.org