Pronouns: she/her/hers

ABIGAIL 
SCHWARTZ, JD, LGSW. 

SUPERVISED BY:
BETH KANTER, LICSW.

Therapist in Washington DC

I work with adults and emerging adults coping with anxiety, depression, addiction and relationship issues. My approach is primarily psychodynamic and I incorporate elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and self-compassion. I believe personal growth emerges from greater self-awareness and I aim to create a safe therapeutic environment in which clients feel free to share their untold stories.

In my experience as a therapist, I have become particularly aware and interested in the relationship between trauma and addicton. I welcome those clients who are motivated to explore and transform their substance abuse and disordered eating habits. Please be aware that I don’t work with severe addictions or active eating disorders that required specialized treatment.

I’m also interested in working with clients whose line of work place them at an elevated risk for developing secondary trauma. In particular, those working in the human rights and immigration fields. 

About Me

I have a master’s degree in clinical social work from Catholic University, a JD, and a masters degree in Southeast Asian studies. Before becoming a therapist, I had a previous career working for international democracy building and human rights organizations which provided me with the opportunity to travel, work, and live in South Asia for extended periods of time. 

In addition to my work at CEPS, I work at Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers in Washington, DC where I co-facilitate therapy groups and work with individuals confronting drug and alcohol addiction. I also have experience working with survivors of domestic violence and forced migration. 

I look forward to connecting with you! 

I’m accepting new clients who are DC residents beginning September 1st. I’ll be in the process of applying licensure in neighboring states soon!

 

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