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.

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 M.I. on Sep 17, 2017 after counseling with Jeannette for 1 month 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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!