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 Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
She provides a range of therapeutic treatment approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Animal-Assisted Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She considers herself to be a modern therapist. Her style is holistic, which 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.” She recognizes that 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. Having experienced her own health and mental health challenges, she uses what she has learned from personal experience to benefit her clients and strives to walk the walk every day.
Abbie is an Empath/Highly Sensitive Person (“HSP”) and is passionate about working with other HSPs to learn more about their trait and how to start seeing sensitivity as a gift. See Dr. Elaine Aron’s website www.hsperson.com for more information and to learn if this describes you.
Patient and supportive, authentic, and with a healthy 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 children, teenage and young adults with anxiety, ranging from problems with worrying to Phobias. Particular clinical interests of hers include anxiety disorders, Animal-Assisted Therapy, and nutrition for mental health.
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. She completed her master’s internship at Simmons University Counseling Center.
Abbie draws from a broad range of clinical experience, as she has provided counseling in diverse locations, from emergency rooms, mental health clinics, a college counseling center, schools, and homes. She has also provided clinical supervision to mental health clinicians in community mental health centers (Family Continuity and Lahey Health).
Abbie also integrates her varied life experiences into her clinical work. She has traveled extensively throughout her life, moving 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 being a “third culture kid”. These experiences sparked her love for European culture and languages (especially French), leading her to study abroad in France for one year while pursuing her undergraduate studies, and to become a French teacher as well. 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, no matter where they’re from.