Jeannette Abelson

(LCSW)

About Me

Welcome! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Interpersonal Practice, from the University of Michigan in 1998. I've been a practicing therapist in hospitals, outpatient clinics, private college, residential treatment, court/jail and private practice in the community. I have extensive experience working with those who are coping with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and trauma. Relationship problems and addictive behaviors are also a specialty of mine.

My treatment approach involves tailoring an individual's needs and goals with evidence-based treatments. However, the most important aspect of counseling by far is the connection and comfort you feel with the person you choose to bear witness to your personal struggles. I believe we can all grow through challenging experiences by increasing our self-awareness. Sometimes another person, one who isn't in our immediate circle, can offer a perspective or additional support, that give us movement on an difficult situation when we feel stuck. It would be my privilege to walk with you on your journey.

In terms of availability, I check and respond to messages at least twice daily, seven days a week. I offer live chat and phone sessions weekly, mostly between the hours of 8am and 6pm on select days of the week. I also offer a few live chat sessions each week in the later evening hours or on the weekends. I do not currently offer video sessions at this time.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship, Family, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related, Eating, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 20

Licensing

LCSW #0904005346 (Expires: 2019-06-30)


Reviews

Written by K.R. on Mar 18, 2018 after counseling with Jeannette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Jeannette is always open-minded and provides a lot of different ideas and solutions. She has recommended many resources that have been valuable to me, and she is happy to check in when I don't message for a while. It's obvious she cares a lot about her clients!

Written by A.M. on Mar 14, 2018 after counseling with Jeannette for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating, career, and bipolar

Jeannette is very understanding, responds promptly, and is wonderful to work with. I have been feeling a lot better since beginning to work with her.

Written by A.D. on Feb 13, 2018 after counseling with Jeannette for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family, trauma and abuse, eating, self esteem, and bipolar

I came to Jeannette with a myriad of issues and just plopped them all out for her to see. She immediately started me on a treatment plan of worksheets and evaluations and has been a great sounding board when I am feeling anxious or overwhelmed by something. She is responsive and helpful in helping me get my mental health back on track. I avoided counseling for so long because I have had poor experiences in the past and figured it would just turn out the same - but I was totally wrong. Working with Jeannette has been so great, I even got my fiance to sign up for BetterHelp!

Written by J.O. on Jan 25, 2018 after counseling with Jeannette for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, anger, career, and bipolar

Jeannette was very helpful in getting my wife and I to communicate better. She was easy to reach, had great tools and advice. Definitely recommend working with her!

Written by J.I. on Jan 24, 2018 after counseling with Jeannette for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career

Very helpful!

Written by A.A. on Dec 26, 2017 after counseling with Jeannette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, and anger

She is great- I feel a lot better since I've been speaking with her I'm grateful for her and this experience!

Written by A.L. on Dec 17, 2017 after counseling with Jeannette for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Jeannette is a great counselor and much better than my previous counselor. She was attentive, kind and provided valuable feedback. Will definitely contact her again if I have another issue.

Written by E.U. on Nov 25, 2017 after counseling with Jeannette for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and eating

She is respectful, honest and also compassionate.

Written by M.I. on Sep 17, 2017 after counseling with Jeannette for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

Jeannette is a nonjudgmental counselor who is skilled in the art of listening. She listens to everything, even the weird stuff.

Written by A.N. on Sep 01, 2017 after counseling with Jeannette for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Jeanette is amazing. She helped me out of the darkest period of my life. She is unbelievable.

Written by C.H. on Aug 29, 2017 after counseling with Jeannette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

She is a fantastic counselor.

Written by R.Y. on Jul 27, 2017 after counseling with Jeannette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, and self esteem

She is best therapist that I have ever had in my life!

Written by A.L. on Jul 22, 2017 after counseling with Jeannette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Jeannette was very helpful! She gave great advice and helped me calm down when needed.

Written by L.E. on Jun 23, 2017 after counseling with Jeannette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, trauma and abuse, grief, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Jeannette is great!

Written by D.A. on Jun 22, 2017 after counseling with Jeannette for 1 month on issues concerning depression, addictions, lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Jeannette is an extremely competent therapist. I have a lot of issues in my life - family, addiction, depression, anxiety, self-hate, and she's been able to guide me through it all gracefully and in an understanding way. Highly recommended.

Written by F.R. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Jeannette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting, and anger

She was really responsive and good insights with good concrete strategies. I would absolutely recommend!!

Written by T.O. on Jun 09, 2017 after counseling with Jeannette for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Jeannette has been very helpful as I navigate a divorce and deal with some old shameful thoughts. Highly recommend.

Written by J.U. on Jun 06, 2017 after counseling with Jeannette for 2 months

Excellent and always available!

Written by M.U. on May 24, 2017 after counseling with Jeannette for 3 weeks

Jeannette really knows how to listen and empathize.

Written by K.E. on May 09, 2017 after counseling with Jeannette for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, and anger

Jeanette has been very helpful in supporting me work through various challenges I'm facing. She has been very patient and encouraging and I would definitely recommend her!

Written by L.E. on Apr 26, 2017 after counseling with Jeannette for 3 weeks on issues concerning anger

She is very calming, responds quickly with reasoned, thoughtful responses.

Written by K.A. on Apr 17, 2017 after counseling with Jeannette for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

Jeannette is really good at helping me frame my thoughts when I struggle to make sense of them. I really appreciated the suggestions she made when I felt that I couldn't turn to those in my personal life for support, as well as the thought exercises and questions she gave me to help me sort through a really difficult situation!

Written by S.E. on Apr 05, 2017 after counseling with Jeannette for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, self esteem, career, and bipolar

She's really great! I feel as if she really cares and wants to know what is going on in life. She is always there and responds in a timely manner!