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Abby McHugh

Abby McHugh, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Specialities

  • ADD / ADHD Management
  • Addictions
  • Adjustments
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Image
  • Career Satisfaction / Job Stress
  • Caregiver Stress Syndrome
  • Chronic Illness / Pain
  • Depression
  • End of Life Issues
  • Family Issues
  • Financial Issues
  • Geropsychology
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Memory Loss / Dementia
  • PTSD / Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Retirement
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Ideation

Treatment Modalities

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Crisis Management
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Meditiation
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy

Cultural Competencies

  • Adult
  • Catholicism
  • Judiasm
  • LGBTQIA

Languages Spoken

  • English

Professional Bio

Hi there, my name is Abby and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Before earning my Masters in Social Work and becoming a therapist, I spent time working as a paralegal and running a hotline that offered free legal help for a housing nonprofit. There, I realized how much of a difference I could make by exploring in the lives of others just by taking the time to listen to them and talk through their problems. I was inspired to become a therapist because I loved to inspire change through human to human connection.

Since becoming a therapist I’ve worked with all kinds of people in a variety of different mental health settings. Most recently, I started doing online therapy for WellQor, and I feel honored to help so many people explore their personal stories and change themselves for the better.

When it comes to helping clients, I live by the motto “this too shall pass.” When struggling with mental health, it can feel like the darkness will last forever but I believe everything in life is temporary. You’ve survived all of your worst days and better days are ahead. As your therapist I can help you navigate difficult and uncharted territory in your life. I’ll provide you with a caring and warm presence who is on your side, and we’ll explore ways to alleviate your problems, build skills, and reach your goals.

When I’m not with clients I enjoy browsing bookstores and reading the new novels I find.
I also love embroidery even though I am not very good at it (a newly learned pandemic skill). I would love to hear from you what you enjoy!

Education

Licensed in

Massachusetts

New Jersey

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