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Welcome to Betterhelp. My name is Abiodun Harris. My clients call me "Abby". I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Oklahoma and Texas and have a Master of Human Relations degree from the University of Oklahoma.
I have experience working with a wide array of clients from different cultural backgrounds dealing with various life challenges including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues and substance abuse.
I am experienced in many counseling techniques and I can combine such techniques based on a client's present concerns and goals. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Technique (CBT) which involves a collaboration with clients to jointly come up with the best goals and solutions to alleviate their symptoms for a better quality of life. This technique focuses on changing how we think in a way that changes our emotions and behaviors. I also utilize client-centered therapy that regards clients as experts on their lives and thus determine the direction and depth of therapy.
I am passionate about my job as a therapist and strive to establish a therapeutic relationship with clients that fosters a strong rapport, trust, comfortable environment, unconditional positive regard, respect, dignity and compassion.
As a non-judgmental and open-minded listener, I also approach the therapeutic relationship with acute sensitivity to multi/cross-cultural factors.
I believe that having a good connection with my clients helps facilitate effective counseling and provides the best outcome. My goal as a Counselor is to restore hope to those who have lost it and empower clients to develop healthy coping skills to enjoy life fully. I applaud your courage to seek help and I intend to support and work with you to achieve a more fulfilling life.
I look forward to working with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Anger management
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Harm , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #4301 (Expires: 2022-06-29)
LPC #85851 (Expires: 2023-01-31)
In my short time with Abby I really feel like BetterHelp did an amazing job at matching me with a counselor who is more then qualified for my needs. I appreciated her gentle honesty and I feel safe opening up and processing with Abby as we continue to work together.
When I first started my session with her, I was so nervous. She makes you feel so comfortable with yourself and just talk to her like she’s your friend. I knew she was the therapist for me because she’s compassionate, understanding, sweet, and has a great sense of humor. She has helped me gotten over almost all of my biggest problems in 2 months that I have been dealing with for years. She is seriously an amazing woman, and I just want everyone to know that! I just want to say thank you so much to her, and she has been the best person to help me.
I love Abby’s positive energy and enthusiasm. I like that she shoots straight with me and also makes me work on things. I feel very encouraged and supported.
A very good conselor. However, with 30 min session, it is just too short.