Dr. Samuel Abbott

(PhD, LCPC)

About Me

Hello, I am Dr. Samuel (Andy) Abbott, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maine and also a Licensed Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC) in the state of New Mexico. I am also a National Certified Counselor. I have studied in Paris, France to gain a further, in-depth insight into existential psychotherapy, which is my passion. I earned my graduate degree in counseling in Arizona and went on to study Academic Psychology to earn my Doctorate degree (PhD). I moved my family back to my home in Maine in 2002 and have been in practice for over 14 years in the Portland area.

I provide existential therapy services, specializing in men's issues, couples, and adolescents. I have extensive training in a range of modalities including, strength-based coaching, existentialism, family-therapy, CBT, I am heavily involved in continuing research and emerging trends of therapy and present findings nationally regarding new techniques and services. I am an educator to graduate and doctorate students who are pursuing their goal of becoming therapists themselves.

I am an avid film fan and seek out live music performances of all genres. I love restaurants and experiencing new cultures.

I look forward to guiding you in a discovery of seeking your intrinsic being and devising a plan to live your most congruent and authentic life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #CC2662 (Expires: 2020-08-31)


Reviews

Written by V.I. on Oct 31, 2018 after counseling with Samuel for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Abbott has been very encouraging, supporting and counselling me as I go along with my life, relationships and work. With a lending ear, lots of positive energy and someone to talk to that I cannot do so with other people, I feel that I am a happier and better person.

Written by A.L. on Sep 27, 2018 after counseling with Samuel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Dr. Abbott is a kind and caring therapist who creates a safe environment where he supports and helps with deconstructing our own stories, then helping the peices fall into place.

Written by V.E. on Sep 03, 2018 after counseling with Samuel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, self esteem, and career

I am really happy with Dr. Abbott. He listens me and it is a nice motivator.

Written by S.A. on Aug 09, 2018 after counseling with Samuel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger

Our mental health industry needs to understan existentialism. That is what I like about Dr. Abbot. Our illnesses, our pain, is link in a lot of ways, to a lack of meaning. Dr. Abbot's empathetic ways makes it easier for you to explore that path.

Written by D.R. on Jul 24, 2018 after counseling with Samuel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Talking to Andy feels like talking to an old friend that doesn’t reserve judgment and offers great day-to-day advice. Heck, he’s better than a friend!

Written by G.A. on Jul 04, 2018 after counseling with Samuel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Andy is genuinely great, he makes people comfortable and listens well. He has been a great help.

Written by M.A. on May 31, 2018 after counseling with Samuel for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career

Dr. Abbott is a fantastic listener and has helped me understand the emotions and dissatisfaction I've been experiencing. He was responsive over messaging and our phone conversations felt genuine and productive. I felt encouraged and empowered after our several phone calls. I enjoyed Dr. Abbott's energy and passion for his field. I would especially recommend Dr. Abbott to anyone who is looking for self improvement, awareness, and wisdom on how to navigate life's hurtles.

Written by A.I. on May 23, 2018 after counseling with Samuel for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, self esteem, and anger

He is always there for me, and does not make me feel bad about what we talk about. He responds super fast and I like him for all of that. From past experiences with other psychologists I can honestly say that he is the best one I talked with.

Written by M.I. on May 19, 2018 after counseling with Samuel for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship, and intimacy-related

I have worked with Dr. Abbott over three months to address an issue that has impacted my life very deeply and that I was not able to solve myself. I can confidently say that without his help I would not be were I am now. I admit that I was skeptical regarding online therapy at the beginning, but working with Dr. Abbott has completely changed my perspective on that. He is a wonderful therapist and a great person to work with. The support I received from him has benefited me tremendously.

Written by G.E. on Apr 20, 2018 after counseling with Samuel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, and self esteem

Very kind and understanding! He truly had an insight of the situation.

Written by S.T. on Mar 02, 2018 after counseling with Samuel for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Dr. Abbott is amazing. He is kind and genuine. He has taken the time to rearrange his schedule to try and fit me into it even though I am on the other side of the world. I really appreciate how kind he is and how he helps me to break down big things into smaller goals. I feel I am making more progress now than I have in many years. Highly recommend him.

Written by C.A. on Dec 07, 2017 after counseling with Samuel for 3 weeks

Dr. Abbott was a wonderful help. I am so grateful for his advice and expertise. I would recommend Dr. Abbott and BetterHelp to anyone.

Written by J.O. on Nov 15, 2017 after counseling with Samuel for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Dr. Abbott was a great counsellor. Sincerely cared was incredibly pragmatic in his approach. I feel more empowered now that I've met him and feel that I'm on the right path

Written by D.W. on Nov 04, 2017 after counseling with Samuel for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, intimacy-related, and career

I not only appreciate Dr. Abbott's attention to detail but his overall approach to rather sensitive topics allowing me to feel comfortable enough to open up to him and give his suggestions an honest try to help myself deal with life in a more effective manner. I feel he respects my experience and I respect his opinion.

Written by R.A. on Sep 08, 2017 after counseling with Samuel for 2 weeks on issues concerning family, parenting, and self esteem

Dr. Abbott is a great counsellor. I only worked with him briefly but he was compassionate and understanding. Would definitely recommend him!

Written by L.I. on Aug 21, 2017 after counseling with Samuel for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, and self esteem

Dr. Abbott is an amazing person to talk with. Helped me not only to get through some bad events, but also to choose what's right for me and what's not, and how to deal with stressful days and more. I'm really happy about how I feel now.

Written by B.O. on Jul 08, 2017 after counseling with Samuel for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

I have appreciated Dr. Abbott's help and advice greatly. This is a very convenient, easy way to interact for busy people. I would warmly recommend him!

Written by N.A. on Jul 06, 2017 after counseling with Samuel for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, family, parenting, and self esteem

Andy is incredible. He's helped me overcome a multitude of items and has been incredibly encouraging during the process. He made me feel validated, understood and eased my mind when it came to the harder days. I'm so thankful for Andy and our work together has been truly fulfilling!

Written by A.L. on Jun 29, 2017 after counseling with Samuel for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, and trauma and abuse

Work with Dr. Abbott was very helpful and supportive. It took just one month to considerably change my current situation into a very healthy direction.

Written by E.V. on Jun 28, 2017 after counseling with Samuel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Dr. Abbott is very precise and kind. He really knows how to translate your feelings and understand you.

Written by R.A. on Jun 18, 2017 after counseling with Samuel for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship, eating, and self esteem

He has been fairly responsive and helpful

Written by J.O. on Jun 14, 2017 after counseling with Samuel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Since finding this online therapy and speaking to Dr. Abbott, he has made a big difference in the way I view my life and the world around me. I now feel a lot happier with myself! I would recommend this to anyone and everyone. It's great talking to someone who isn't a family member or a friend, to get non-biased advice and help.

Written by L.O on May 18, 2017 after counseling with Samuel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

I never thought I could trust an online therapist, although Dr Abbott connected with me online and he understood what I was going through and understood how lost I was. He is always full of encouragement and always makes me feel better after talking to him. he always listens and provides the best advice, thanks Dr Abbott I so appreciate everything and looking forward to our work together in the future

Written by N.A. on Apr 28, 2017 after counseling with Samuel for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Dr. Abbot was able to identify my core issues immediately. He's very responsive and checks up on me if I haven't checked in.

Written by L.A on Mar 30, 2017 after counseling with Samuel for 1 month

Excellent in every way!

Written by R.I on Feb 17, 2017 after counseling with Samuel for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

Very nice and helpfully in every matter. Thanks a lot!!

Written by V.I on Feb 05, 2017 after counseling with Samuel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship, and family

Dr. Abbot is very helpful and understands quickly what I am going through. My sessions with him are helping me to understand myself and encouraging me to embrace the changes that I need to make in order to face my depression. Glad to be in his care.

Written by D.O on Jan 27, 2017 after counseling with Samuel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Dear all!
This is my first ever experience having a chat with a doctor online. I am very happy with Dr. Abbott- he has clearly understood me understood me in just few chat exchanges!! His positive approach with me, makes it easy to open up with him, and for me it's like speaking with a friend. I really want to say thank you to him for being there, supporting me, and helping me as a very good friend does.

Written by V.I on Jan 23, 2017 after counseling with Samuel for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and career

Dr. Abbott is a very encouraging counsellor who is helping me with all my struggles I am facing. I am much grateful to him with all the advice and encouragement he has given me and hope to work with him into the future.

Written by S.I on Jan 02, 2017 after counseling with Samuel for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

He has been very helpful and instrumental in allowing me to feel centered during a very difficult time in my life. He has been kind, reassuring and truthful in his assessments, and has helped me greatly.