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Kelly Abbe, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

Our human experiences are varied & individual, but we all share the same basic needs. If your ability to meet these needs is compromised due to depression or anxiety, this creates an imbalance that is often difficult to correct. The resulting instability can further compromise our mood, our behavior & our feelings. Therapeutic interventions need not be specific to diagnoses. The quality of life that you deserve will be discovered by our focus on your symptoms, not on a pre-existing label. While there is no singular ultimate path to healing, it is critical to be aware of how diagnostic complexities can impact treatment success. An in-depth understanding of these complexities is necessary to ensure appropriate styles of intervention. I have extensive experience working with individuals who are battling depression & anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, addiction, thought distortion &/or developmental delays. Finally, our role within the family system is also of focus, as it intricately impacts our behavior. Often we mirror these roles in every day life. Communication is the foundation. As we begin to understand the motivation for others' behavior, we can more easily navigate the evolution of our own. At this, our path to healing becomes much clearer.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

NY LCSW 085508


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kelly Abbe. 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.

Great listener, good energy, very understanding and awesome sense of humor

Written on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Kelly is great!! She is very understanding and calm and a great listener. At the same time, she makes it feel like talking to a friend - that makes it super easy to open up and gain trust. Especially for people who were maybe not super open to go to therapy... Within only 3 sessions she already helped me a lot!!

Written on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Kelly is the absolute BEST. She checks in on me throughout the week and I truly couldn’t imagine working with anyone else.

Written on Aug 01, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Kelly is nothing short of fantastic. From our first meeting I felt instantly at ease and safe to talk openly. She is very understanding, displays genuine kindness and concern, and makes you feel more than just a client. Kelly is able to connect in a way that still maintains professionalism, and makes me hopeful that I will get better. Thanks Kelly!

Written on Aug 01, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue