Rev. Michael Abell

LPC

About me

Hello and welcome. I am an Ordained Minister (Rev), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC) in Pennsylvania. My background is in pastoral ministry (since January 2001). My wife and I have been married since June of 2000 and we have five children ranging in ages from 9 to 15. Over the past 21 years I have spent a lot of time in counseling with individuals, couples, and families helping them to overcome their struggles (Parenting, premarital and marital issues, ADHD, depression, anxiety, gambling and substance abuse and addiction, legal issues, religious issues, trauma and PTSD, grief and loss, and many others). I desired to be better equipped to help, so I went back to get my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy which I completed in December of 2017. I was glad to be able to bring my real world experience to the classroom and I found that I was already putting into practice a lot of what I was studying.

Over the years I have worked with clients from all walks of life. I've had clients from all faiths (and no faith) backgrounds, straight and LBGTQIA, children, teens, adults, parents, grandparents, and people in Hospice and their families.

I believe that you are the expert of your life. I will help you find ways to utilize your strength to overcome your struggles and move you from your current situation to where you want to be.

I will be your supporter, your cheerleader, your encourager, and your teammate. I believe that real change can start in the therapy session, but you make the change happen outside of session and in the real world. You can do it, you can achieve your goals. I'm looking forward to helping you do so.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

PA LPC PC012631


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rev. Michael Abell. 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.

Written on Nov 10, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Rev. Abell is great. He is such a good listener and understand everything I present to him

Written on Nov 10, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, anger management, and bipolar disorder

He’s awesome

Written on Oct 14, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Responses in a timely manner. Non judging and really listens to what you are saying.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Rev. Abell has been a Godsend for the relationship between my husband and I! He is punctual, practical and purposeful. He makes us think. He gives homework that is in keeping with what we are experiencing and he makes us smile every time…we need that.

Written on Oct 01, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

He is A+

Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

He's a great therapist, never makes you feel out of place or awkward. He's very friendly and kind. And I honestly feel he's dependable / there for his clients

Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Listens very well and provides sound advice

Written on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Rev. Abell is a fantastic listener!

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Great Therapist with great advice.,

Written on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Rev. Abell is very down-to-earth, approachable and empathetic. He has a good mix of listening and offering helpful advice. He has an easy sense of humor, and makes you feel very comfortable discussing personal matters. I used him for marriage advice, and he was a wealth of help and knowledge.

Written on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Michael is a very kind, patient, and validating therapist. He does really well with relating back to experiences that I have. He is very supportive and helpful.

Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

He is very patient and tentative. I always feel heard.

Written on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Michael was very supportive and offered a unique perspective on the issues I was struggling with. He truly cared about my own well-being and is very knowledgeable about spiritual topics!

Written on Jan 29, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

It’s only been a couple of months with Rev. Abel, but I feel like he really understands what my goals are. He does not pressure me or push me or shame me into doing something that I am not ready to. He lets me make my own choices and offers a listening ear and gives feedback that is beneficial for me to learn from. I have found that having his third person perspective to be helpful when trying to work through a problem.

Written on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I have to end my therapy sessions for now because of the cost, but Michael was so kind and thoughtful. I felt very comfortable talking to him . His down to earth nature put me at ease immediately. I feel very lucky to have been matched with him as a therapist and would not hesitate to reccomend him.

Written on Nov 11, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

He always listens and makes me feel safe!

Written on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fa

Michael is an easy going, relatable, and patient person. Coming into the service I went in not knowing exactly what I needed or wanted from this, only that I knew i needed it. Michael heard my story, and slowly worked through it with me and helped me idnetify my goals and objectives for our sessions. This is amazing compared to other therapists who might want you to come into the conversation knowing what you want out of it.

Written on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Rev. Abel is attentive and is listening to what I say. Highly recommend him as a therapist for anyone looking for someone to talk to.

Written on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes

Rev Abella has been attentive and flexible in this time of complexity

Written on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Rev. Abell is an amazing guy, he gives great advice and listens to you when you talk, I appreciate him very much and always look forward to our next session!

Written on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Reverend Abell is wonderful. He is kind, patient, encouraging, and understanding but best of all he gives you tools to help yourself rather than feeding you the answers. I can't sing his praises loudly enough

Written on Jul 15, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Michael is a fantastic resource and I always feel lighter after talking with him. I highly recommend his services to others!

Written on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to try counseling and I was a bit skeptical about Betterhelp but after speaking with Rev. Abell I was able to feel comfortable about the situation and has given me a different view on counseling.

Written on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

In the few sessions with Rev. Abell, he has maintained high professional standards and has made me feel validated. Initially, I was a bit nervous due to his title, but I was surprised by his open mindedness and his eagerness to help.

Written on Apr 23, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have seen several different counselors over the past few years but Rev. Abell from BetterHelp is by far the best! He helps me to organize my jumbled thoughts during our counseling sessions and he doesn’t make me do all the talking. Previous counselors relied on me to do all the talking which I really dislike because I’m more of a quiet person. Rev. Abell asks me plenty of questions and helps to talk through the different options i could consider to move forward in different life scenarios. He also responds quickly to any communication I send and is easy to schedule a session with. I highly recommend Rev. Abell with BetterHelp!

Written on Mar 24, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’ve only had 2 video sessions with him but he makes me feel listened and he’s a very kind person he truly listens to everything you have to say I recommend him 100%

Written on Mar 18, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Michael has been great throughout this process. Would definitely recommend him to anyone needing help!

Written on Mar 18, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

Rev. Abel is so kind and genuine. Even when he doesn’t get situations at first he try’s to break them down for a better understanding instead of just agreeing like he already knows.

Written on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

He listens to my problems and offers support. He responds in a timely manner which is helpful.

Written on Mar 15, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Just recently started with Rev. Abell. So far I have nothing but good things to say. He’s always sending little messages to check throughout the week, which can be very helpful during a bad day/time. Looking forward to working with Rev. Abell

Written on Mar 14, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

I really appreciate how Rev. Abell makes me feel heard and that my experiences are valid. I don’t feel like I’m a bother and he’s been great about accommodating my needs. He’s responsive to my questions and provides thoughtful feedback to help me on my journey. I am very pleased with how my counseling is going both with Better Health and with Rev. Abell.

Written on Mar 13, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

Rev Abell is very responsive to me as a client. He helps me work through what I need for my depression, anxiety, and addiction issues. I am pleased with our sessions.

Written on Mar 05, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders

I have only had a few sessions with him, but he’s a good listener and was exactly what I was looking for. I believe I will be using his services for awhile.

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