Abby received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Purdue University. She received her Master of Arts in Social Work, Social Policy, and Social Administration with a Clinical Concentration from the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice at the University of Chicago. Abby identifies as a Latinx therapist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced interpersonal trauma, such as childhood abuse, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect.
Abby aims to support client’s through their journey in finding acceptance of themselves, connecting past experiences to current functioning, learning to find inner strength and empowerment, and understanding the larger systems that impact individual experiences. Abby views therapy as a collaboration between the client and the therapist, utilizing the therapeutic relationship as the first step in learning how to build a healthy trusting relationships outside of the therapy space. In her spare time, Abby loves taking her 11-year-old dog on outings and to dog training. She is training him to receive his Good Canine Citizen Certification, which would make him eligible to become a therapy dog!