Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Andrea Abbott and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I completed both bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Utah. I have over 10 years experience working with children, families and individuals. My professional life includes a commitment to serving the needs of children and families as a School Social Worker. With experience, education, and a sense of humor, I use realistic approach to counseling to help people achieve their goals. I use a variety of counseling and therapeutic techniques customized for each individual and situation. I am passionate about helping people find their own strengths and resources and introduce people to new tools and skills to help guide them through difficult situations. Client feedback is extremely important to me to make sure we are on the right track to helping you feel better.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy