Abby Grothe


About Me

I graduated in 2011 from St. Ambrose University with a Masters degree in Social Work focusing on empowerment practice. I am currently licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have worked with adults and adolescents in individual and group settings, dealing with substance use disorders, mood disorders and anxiety disorders. I also work as a life coach and mentor for adolescents and young adults struggling with goal setting. my approach is a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused. My focus is helping clients explore changes needed to live a happier and more fulfilling life, building the motivation to make changes and taking action.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #8617-123 (Expires: 2021-02-01)

LISW #007806 (Expires: 2020-12-01)


Written by A.M. on Feb 19, 2020 after counseling with Abby for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Abby has helped me through some very dark times and helped me understand the grey doesn’t always need to make sense. Very thankful for her.

Written by L.A. on Jan 06, 2020 after counseling with Abby for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Abby is absolutely fantastic! She is always there when I need and has great insights.

Written by A.M. on Aug 27, 2019 after counseling with Abby for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

I haven't been working with Abby for long, but I already am glad I was matched with her. I enjoy her style of communication and her perspective on issues that I bring up.