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Hi! I'm Abbey Wood, LPCC

At the end of the day, I unwind with journaling or hobbies. In sessions, rituals like grounding exercises set a comfortable atmosphere for clients to explore their concerns collaboratively. Overall, being a therapist involves balancing preparation, self-care, learning, and creating a supportive environment for clients. Ultimately, my purpose is to empower others to lead more authentic, meaningful, and fulfilling lives, one therapeutic interaction at a time. -Abbey

Abbey's Purpose Statement: Unveiling Her "Why" as a Therapist

My "why" as a therapist is rooted in a deep-seated belief in the transformative power of human connection and the potential for growth and healing in every individual. I am driven by the desire to accompany others on their journey towards greater self-awareness, resilience, and fulfillment. Being a therapist allows me to create a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their struggles, discover their strengths, and develop the tools they need to navigate life's challenges. -Abbey Wood, LPCC

Locations

Bowling Green & Telehealth

Age Groups

 10+

 

Specialties

ART 

Accepts

Medicaid & Selfpay 

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at my Experience as a Therapist

One therapeutic technique I find deeply impactful is art therapy. Through creative expression like painting, drawing, or sculpting, clients can explore their thoughts and emotions in a nonverbal way, fostering self-awareness and insight. Art therapy offers a sense of freedom and spontaneity, empowering clients to express themselves without judgment. It also promotes mindfulness and relaxation, making it particularly beneficial for those who have experienced trauma or struggle with verbal communication. Overall, art therapy is a versatile and powerful tool for facilitating healing and personal growth. -Abbey Wood, LPCC

A Memorable Success Story

One particularly memorable success story involves a client who initially struggled with severe anxiety and low self-esteem, often experiencing debilitating panic attacks and finding it challenging to engage in daily activities. Throughout our collaborative sessions, we diligently identified the underlying triggers of their anxiety and developed coping strategies, including cognitive-behavioral techniques and relaxation exercises. Over time, the client made significant progress, reporting fewer panic attacks and a noticeable improvement in their overall mood and confidence. A particularly rewarding moment occurred when they successfully attended a social gathering without overwhelming anxiety for the first time in years. This journey from profound distress to newfound empowerment and hope reaffirmed my belief in the transformative potential of therapy.
-Abbey

Maintaining Balance: How I Prioritize Well-Being to Serve Clients, Myself, and My Family

I prioritize setting boundaries between work and personal life, which includes dedicated time for self-care activities such as exercise, hobbies, and spending quality time with loved ones. I also make sure to schedule regular breaks throughout the day to recharge and avoid burnout. I continuously reflect on my own needs and adjust my approach as necessary. Flexibility and adaptability are key in maintaining balance, as life and work demands can fluctuate. By prioritizing self-care and setting clear boundaries, I can ensure that I am in the best possible state to support my clients effectively.
-Abbey Wood, LPCC

Abbey is Here to Help

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