Abby received her bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology from Purdue University. While at Purdue, she worked for a 24/7 suicide/crisis intervention hotline, including training incoming volunteers and performing community outreach/education. She received her A.M. from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and specialized her course work in family systems and child & adolescent trauma. Abby has extensive training in domestic violence advocacy and is an Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Provider (ICDVP). Recently, Abby completed an internship working with survivors of domestic violence at Sarah’s Inn in Oak Park providing individual and group therapy for tots (children under 5), children, tweens, teens, and women. Prior to that, Abby worked with Youth Crossroads in Berwyn providing individual and group therapy for teens at Morton East High School. She has worked with many ages, ranging from 1.5 years old to older adults across different demographics, cultures, and marginalized identities. Abby grew up and has lived in Berwyn for 18 years and is passionate about the communities in this area.
Abby believes therapy is a collaboration between the client and the therapist working together as two experts – the client as the expert on themselves and the therapist as the expert helper. She strives to help clients find acceptance of themselves, work towards living the life they want to live, and finding empowerment.