Abigail “Abbie” Loewenstein is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in private practice in Beverly, Massachusetts. She is licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Here is a link verifying her license: Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Services
She provides animal-assisted therapy (AAT) with her popular certified therapy rabbit named Peanut. She provides a range of therapeutic treatment approaches in addition to AAT, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She established her private practice in 2015.
Patient and supportive, 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 teenagers and young adults, primarily focusing on young women struggling with anxiety and trauma. 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.