Abigail “Abbie” Loewenstein is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in private practice in Massachusetts since 2015. She has been practicing as a counselor since 2009. She is licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and also holds a temporary license in New Hampshire. Here is a link verifying her MA license: Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Services
She provides a range of therapeutic treatment approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She considers herself to be a modern therapist. Her style is holistic, meaning she takes into account the whole person. Holistic is defined as: “characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.” Everything we do, including how we eat, sleep, socialize, exercise, and think all affect how we feel. She does not just treat the person from the shoulders up. She tries to meet clients where they are at, while also gently encouraging them to reach higher levels of health. She has experienced her own health and mental health challenges, and has learned and practiced the very same methods that she uses to help her clients. She believes strongly in practicing what she preaches and makes recommendations that she knows can work, from first-hand experience.
Abbie is an Empath/Highly Sensitive Person (“HSP”) and is passionate about working with other Empaths/HSPs to learn more about their trait and how to start seeing their sensitivity as a gift rather than a burden. See Dr. Elaine Aron’s website www.hsperson.com for more information and to learn if this describes you.
Patient and supportive, authentic and real, and with a sense of humor, she guides her clients to forge their own true paths through life. She tailors varied approaches to best fit the needs of each of her clients. She specializes in counseling teenage and young adult women with anxiety ranging from problems with worrying to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Clinical interests of hers include anxiety disorders, nutrition for mental health, and sleep.
She received a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a focus in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College in 2009, and her Bachelor of Arts degree with a dual major in Psychology and French from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005.
Abbie draws from a broad range of clinical experience, as she has provided counseling in emergency rooms, mental health clinics, college counseling centers, schools, and homes. She has also provided clinical supervision to mental health clinicians in community mental health centers.
Abbie also draws upon varied life experiences. She has traveled extensively throughout her life. She moved from Texas to Belgium as an adolescent, where she lived with her family for almost four years. She understands culture shock, reverse culture shock, and the concept of “third culture kids” first hand. This experience sparked her love for European culture and the French language, leading her to study abroad in France for one year while pursuing her undergraduate studies. She is fluent in French and English, and has taught both. She is passionate about the power of language and learning each person’s unique blend of cultures.