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Brian Abell

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Brian Abell, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in CA More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

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Hi there, I'm Brian!

Hello, my name is BRIAN M. ABELL, LCSW. I have over 30 years of experience in the field of mental health. In these years, I have held a variety of positions that have contributed to the way I approach therapy today. A couple of things that have remained consistent, whether in an entry level staff position in residential treatment or as a Clinical Director, has been a major desire to help others and a gift for building rapport and strong working relationships with people of all ages and backgrounds.

My approach

My main modalities include but are not limited to Behaviorism, CBT, DBT, Solution Focused, Harm Reduction, Psychodynamic, Nurtured Heart, etc... Additionally, in providing therapy, I try to tailor the experience to the individual, family, or couple I am working with.

My focus

I am comfortable with almost anyone and any situation. However, I do not work with eating disorders or severe brain injuries.

My communication style

I pride myself in providing help in a realistic and "down to earth" way that employs the use of professional and personal self-disclosure, as well as communicating in a way that conveys unconditional positive regard.

My journey to mental healthcare

Long and interesting. I have always had a large amount of empathy and took that along with some of my own struggles and less than favorable life experiences and situations and turned them into a career.

My goals for you

Collaboratively and tailored to you and your needs.

My first session with you

Fun, the first session is about rapport and relationship and I make it fun.

About Brian

Specialities

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Addiction
  • Personality Disorders

Methods

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention
  • Dialectical (DBT)

Practice

License

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Cedars Sinai, Cigna, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, Tricare West, and Kaiser Medicare Advantage (Southern Ca)

Languages spoken

  • English

Allyship

  • LGBTQIA+ aligned

Experience

  • 31 years of experience

Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - California State University, Sacramento (05/2008)

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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