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Welcome to Abide Counseling.

The word “abide” means to stay close, to dwell within, to remain faithful to…..

It is definitely one of my favorite words.

Over the past 2o+ years, I have sought to provide a counseling practice for women that seeks to heal, empower and highlight the existing strengths each woman possesses within them.  Using post-modern and solution-focused therapy, the intent of counseling is forward facing—looking always ahead to what life would be like without the painful issues that have initially  brought women to therapy.   At Abide counseling  we seek to promote the identification of health that abides within…the recognition of progress and the increase of self-efficacy.

I have worked in several areas of mental health; from adoption to AIDS, from emergency mental health to trauma therapy.  My research has rooted itself in the arenas of depression and anxiety/trauma particularly in the under served female population.

I am Catholic.  With a big “C”.  Client request to use spirituality and faith based methods in therapy are welcomed and encouraged…not ever imposed.

FIRST STEPS:

Initial consult