Abigail D. Abel, Ed.S, LPC
Abigail is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with children ages 7-12, adolescents, adults and couples. Her school and clinical experience have included working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, low self-esteem, trauma and abuse, relationship and family issues.
Abigail’s work experience includes being an Elementary Teacher and School Counselor for 32 years. Upon retirement from the Fayette County School System, she began her career as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Fayette County. Abigail was Fayette County Elementary Counselor of the Year twice in 2009 and 2011.
Abigail has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Georgia State University, a Master’s of Education Degree from Mercer University and an Education Specialist Degree in Professional Counseling and Supervision from the University of West Georgia. She is certified in S.T.E.P. (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) program and The Gottman Method, a research-based program to help build stronger relationships. Her training also includes Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Style and Approach
Abigail is a Cognitive Behavior Therapist who focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful ways of thinking and behaviors that will improve emotional regulation and coping skills with individuals at all ages. In addition, she implements skills from Dialectical Behavior Therapy to include Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
When working with children and adolescents, she works with the individual and the family to improve emotional and behavioral issues using a combination of CBT and Play Therapy. She offers a behavior management plan and parent training.
Abigail utilizes The Gottman Method, an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple relationship, and integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory.
Your therapy will be tailored according to your unique needs and situation. Through therapy you will develop insight, feel encouraged and will want to change. Your new insights, along with the courage to act, will add up to change.