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Andrea Abad, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

Greetings, Courageous Soul!
You are brave, indeed, to have identified a problematic issue/issues in your life, and then seek assistance to make changes that will move you toward the person you want to be. My name is Andi, and it is an honor to be considered as a potential partner on your journey.
I am an Arizona-based, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 11 years’ experience working with trauma, substance abuse, and addiction. Often, co-occurring issues include: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bi-polar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive behaviors, and, of course, relationship challenges.
My experience includes individual and group therapy in residential and outpatient settings of a Community Mental Health Center and a private addiction treatment facility. I would describe my approach to therapy as eclectic, drawing on a variety of modalities to best serve a client’s needs and goals. The modalities that have proven most useful are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-based Therapy, Existential Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Eco Psychology, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I also have a strong belief in the healing power of Nature.
Frequently, there is no “mental health” issue. An individual may just need skills to move through a “life transition,” clarify life goals, and prioritize steps for reaching those goals. This is more of a coaching situation, and I am also a Certified DreamBuilder Coach and Certified Life Mastery Consultant.
Finally, I view the therapeutic alliance as a partnership requiring mutual trust, respect, honesty, communication, and commitment to do the work. Hopefully, what I have shared here will help you select the best fit for a therapist. Should you select me, I look forward to our journey together.

Professional experience

11yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Therapy

License information

AZ LPC LPC-13539


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Andrea Abad. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.


Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Andrea provides a space for me that I’ve had a hard time finding elsewhere

Written on Jun 25, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Andrea has helped me through some very difficult times. She has given me the tools to deal with problems in a mature and honest way. I appreciate her so much!

Written on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have had only one session with Andrea. SHE IS A WONDERFUL THERAPIST. She helped me realize the cause of some of my behaviors and she is also very kind. I am looking forward to making more progress with her.

Written on Feb 20, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

I have made such huge strides working with Andrea. I always feel heard and understood. I’m always given great resources and recommendations.

Written on Dec 05, 2020 after therapy with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Andrea Abad has shown and given great patience and care in helping guide me into understanding what the true challenges are that I need to address.
Andrea took the time and sent me simple worksheets to assist me in having progress . Andrea did this, as she took into account my challenges with ADHD and that I would be challenged ,in taking the time and give attention to read a book she strongly recommended. I looked up the book and it would be a perfect choice to address my Codependency. The worksheets Andrea sent me , helped me more than I thought they would. I tend to believe that I am able to fix myself .Andrea was able to breakthrough my stubbornness and with her kindness, enlightened me that maybe , I do not know everything. I have learned so much from Andrea and I look forward to having great success with overcoming my challenges with her support .
I highly recommend to see Andrea If you have reservations about therapy.

Written on Sep 29, 2020 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd