My name is Abby, and I am a non-binary (they/them) Limited Licensed Professional Counselor! I earned my Bachelor of Psychological Science in December 2020 and earned my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in July 2023. I earned both of my degrees from Ball State University, located in Muncie, Indiana—my hometown!
I am primarily interested in working with marginalized communities, such as those in the LGBTQIA+ community and those who are in poverty and/or considered to be “low class”, clients with acute or chronic traumatic histories, and clients who experience depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. My approach to counseling involves empowering you, the client, aiding in the development of self-awareness, and identifying your strengths–all while also acknowledging macro- and micro-scale systemic barriers that may inhibit growth and development.
My therapeutic approach is eclectic in nature, where it combines aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy, feminist therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, existential therapy, and person-centered therapy.