Boca Raton Mental Health Counseling
Boca Raton Mental Health Therapist
For comprehensive Boca Raton mental health counseling services, contact Abby Bernstein LMHC. An experienced mental health counselor, Abby specializes in treating various types of mood disorders, adolescent issues, behavior changes and addictions. By providing clients with an integrative therapeutic approach, emphasis is put on personal exploration and self-awareness. In this way, both client and therapist are able to work together collaboratively on the grounds of open communication and trust.
Boca Raton Mental Health Counseling Services
With a master’s degree in psychology and completed training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Psychodrama and Motivational Interviewing, Abby is qualified to treat a variety of mental health disorders, including:
Abby utilizes an integrative approach when treating clients suffering from eating disorders, and specializes in the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Orthorexia. Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses that don’t just affect a client’s relationship with food, but with the functioning of their everyday life. Which is why Abby is intentional about understanding the underlying issues and stressors. Getting to the core of the thoughts and behaviors associated with clientele suffering from these illnesses is imperative in order for successful and impactful treatment and recovery.
Mood and Anxiety Disorders
There are a variety of mood and anxiety disorders that can have a varying effect on people depending on the length and severity of the condition. The two most common mood disorders are anxiety and depression, which like other disorders can become debilitating if left untreated. By utilizing a combination of both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Abby is able to address core issues and emotions that often contribute to these mood-related issues. She also draws on emotion-based theories that will validate clients’ emotional experience while also approaching these behaviors without judgement.
Although nicotine, drugs and alcohol are what most people would associate with addiction abuse, Abby also treats people who are suffering from sex and love addiction as well. Treating any sort of substance abuse – be it physical, emotional or relational – can be very complex. Which is why Abby utilizes a holistic approach that focuses on biopsychosocial factors. By integrating various therapeutic models during treatment, Abby is able to personalize her approach to provide the best chance for her patients to reach a full recovery.
The transition from childhood to adulthood can be tough. Minors between the ages of 12 and 17 are considered adolescents and can struggle with a variety of external and internal stressors. In addition to the pressures of society, media and peers, adolescents must also handle the discovery of their identity, core values and where they fit in the world. Abby’s Boca Raton mental health counseling services for adolescents can offer a safe space to process these emotions, experiences and stressors in a healthy way.
Mental Health Counseling Sessions
In addition to treatments, Abby offers Boca Raton mental health counseling services for individuals, families and couples.
During her individual psychotherapy sessions, Abby uses a combination of behavioral and emotion-based theories to address underlying issues. Each session is 50 minutes long and is recommended on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
Abby also provides 60-90 minute family therapy sessions to address issues in resolving conflict, improving communication, identifying family system roles and their impact on members, and identifying stressors and healthy ways to resolve them. Family therapy sessions are often recommended on a regular or as-needed basis.
No matter the stage of a relationship, couples can benefit from counseling sessions. Relationship counseling can be a great way to help open lines of communication and discuss topics both large and small. Throughout the sessions she’s led, Abby has found that couples who attend counseling more often feel more secure in their relationships and have more open lines of communication.
Make an Appointment
For comprehensive Boca Raton mental health counseling services, make an appointment today with Abby Bernstein LMHC. Whether you’re seeking relief from an eating disorder, healthy ways to cope with anxiety, or a way to open up lines of communication to your rebellious adolescent, Abby has the knowledge and experience to help.