License No. 119621
Areas of specialty: PTSD/Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Addiction, Children, Purpose and Meaning.
Abbe McClenahan, MA, MBA, LMFT, LPCC
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, License No. 119621
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, License No. 9337
I came to this profession later in life after years of sucessfully working in the public and private sectors of business as well as years of challenging life experiences. I am honest, loving, direct and non-judgmental; with a calling to help others by bringing awareness to unknown causes of mental and emotional issues to facilitate change and healing. I work with children, adults and seniors. I am skilled in dual diagnosis treatment and spent the past three years working in the field of substance abuse and am highly qualified to work with those suffering from addiction. I am professionlly trained in Somatic therapy used for healing trauma and PTSD. The aim of Somatic therapy is to help the client lesson the automatic responses to unpleasant triggers by developing a window of tolerance that is acceptable, manageable and grounded in the mind and body. I have experience working with children in elementary through high school and am trained in play therapy techniques for working with young children. I have experience working in hospice with those actively dying and help those suffering from grief due to death or loss of any kind. I work with all human beings regardless, of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, mental illness, religion, or cultural background. All are welcome (individuals, families, children and couples).
Member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist since 2015
M.A. in Counseling Psychology-Emphasis in Marriage Family Therapy, Clinical Counseling and Depth Psychology | Pacifica Graduate Institute
MBA with emphasis in Consulting | University of Southern California
50 minute therapy sessions
Are you seeking to improve your mental and emotional state of being? Currently, humanity appears to be in a state of crises and deep suffering is occurring through this time of change. Any psychological or emotional ailments may be particlarly exasperated increasing symptoms of emotional and psychological pain. Fear, doubt, and confusion may seem like the daily norm. If you are needing care during this time in your life, I am here to support you on your life's journey. Services offered include a blend of various therapeutic modalities including but not limited to psychodynamic/psychoanalytical, somatic, CBT/DBT, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing therapies for adults and seniors. One size does not fit all and I work uniquely with each client based on their specific need, emotional and psychological ailment, and temperament. Together we can collaborate on realistic goals for improving your mental health.
Play therapy techniques are utilized when working with children ages 4 to 12 years old.
Please call for a free 15 minute phone consultation. Phone contact: 657-224-0901