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Meet Abby Smith, tLMHC

Education

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Iowa

Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, Minnesota State University

Specialties

Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Chronic Pain, Performance Anxiety, Relationship and Marriage Counseling, Divorce and Seperation, Familial Conflict, Eating Disorders, PTSD, Perinatal-Postnatal Mental Health

Biography

Abby (she/her) is a mental health counselor based in our Coralville office who works with clients experiencing a variety of mental health concerns. Abby has experience working with adolescents 12 years old or older and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, eating disorders, relationship issues, and more.

During her clinical rotations at the University of Iowa, Abby gained experience working directly with clients suffering from eating disorders in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. She found it impactful helping individuals achieve freedom from food and regaining control over their lives. She is passionate about seeing an alternative to “dieting” and is actively finding ways to change societies diet culture stigmas. Abby encourages body acceptance rather than body change.

 

Additionally, Abby has experience working with families and couples who are navigating communication issues, significant life events, trauma, and emotional distance. She finds it important to investigate the family/relational dynamic by breaking down unhealthy family patterns passed down generationally.

Above all, Abby’s main goal for her client’s counseling experience is to provide the most holistic treatment possible. She believes that evaluation of all aspects of health makes a profound difference in the lives of individuals and families. Abby is ready to meet individuals where they are at and she puts focus on the “here and now” to listen, emphasize, and help guide her clients towards a progress of “where I want to be” if they are ready to make that change.

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