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Loretta Abbott, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

I am licensed in Montana and California with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, those coping with addictions, lgbt-related issues, & trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I fully believe in each individual's inner wisdom and work with clients to help them better access that wisdom through the use of compassionate interviewing and listening. I primarily employ therapeutic tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness. I have completed the first weekend training for EMDR, working with a EMDR consultant and registered for the second weekend in March 2024 in order to apply for EMDR certification.

Professional experience

14yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Services offered

Video
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Live Chat
Messaging

License information

CA LCSW 71257

MT LCSW BBH-LCSW-LIC-64807

Reviews

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Loretta has been a wonderful therapist to me. They are so understanding and kind and she takes the extra steps to connect with me and help me process and understand my emotions and my mental space.

Written on Jan 30, 2024 after therapy with Loretta for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She's the best therapist I've ever had!

Written on Jan 27, 2024 after therapy with Loretta for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd