Kathy Abeln, LPC
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri with 6 years of experience in providing counseling and direct mental health to my clients. I have worked with clients from ages 6 to adults with a multitude of presenting issues such as developmental trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, PTSD, self-esteem and self-identity issues and neurodevelopmental disorders. I started off at St. Louis University where I got my bachelor's of Arts in Psychology. I worked in the work force for about 15 years, before going back and pursing my graduate degree in Counseling. I graduated from Missouri Baptist University where I got my Masters in Counseling. I have worked extensively with adolescents and adults that have experienced trauma, PTSD, anxiety and depression. My experience is varied and across many different settings, as I have provided group therapy, family therapy, and individual therapy in residential treatment programs, community mental-health agencies, school settings and private practice settings. I believe that relationships are the true agent for change and I am currently working in a program that is relationship based. I also have experience working with family systems dealing with attachment and relationship issues. My main focus in therapy is to meet my client where they are at with acceptance and non-judgement and to use an approach that will work best for us as we work toward meeting your therapy goals. With my experience, I truly believe I can help families and adults heal their relationships and work through the struggles they face. I am here to support you through your journey.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2015007459
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Kathy, has provided a very natural response that has resulted in feeling delighted with this experience. I’ve never sought counselling before and was quite apprehensive about talking to anyone. Kathy has had a profoundly positive impact on my life & relationships.
Written on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with Kathy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues