Science Proves Gratitude is Beneficial

 SPECIAL REPRINT -- Science Proves Gratitude is Beneficial It’s Thanksgiving! All of us at ABT Counseling are thankful for you! Do you know there are at least seven scientifically proven benefits of gratitude? Here’s what Psychology Today has to...

Meet Chrissy Conde

 Meet Chrissy Conde, LMFT ABT Counseling’s Chrissy Conde says one of the key reasons people love to meet with her is the judgment-free zone she offers in the counseling office. Confidentiality and a judgment-free zone is something you’ll find with...

FRIDAY REPRINT: Grief and the Holidays

 FRIDAY REPRINT -- Grief and the Holidays. Dealing with Pain and Loss “The holidays are times spent with our loved ones.” This has been imprinted on our psyche from a young age. Holidays mark the passage of time in our lives. They are part of the milestones we...

Grief and Loss During the Holidays

 Grief and Loss During the Holidays.   Grief and loss is something everyone goes through. And it is never easy. Especially during the holidays. One study found that almost six in ten Americans are grieving the loss of someone close to them within the past...

Meet Laurel Martin

 Meet Laurel Martin, LPC, LMFT   Laurel Martin has over 25 years of experience as a  Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She received her Master’s degree at James Madison University and completed Post Graduate work...

Celebrating ABT’s 25th Anniversary

 Celebrating ABT Counseling's 25th Anniversary This month, ABT Counseling has crossed a significant threshold. The therapists at ABT have been helping individuals and their families walk through mental health challenges for 25 years! David Mortellaro, LPC,...

What Is OBOT?

 FRIDAY REPRINT -- What is OBOT? Office-Based Opioid Treatment Programs – also called OBOTs – are a type of outpatient addiction treatment designed for people living with opioid use disorder (OUD). OBOTS are classified under the general umbrella of...

OBOT Works. Just ask Vinnie.

 OBOT Works. Just ask Vinnie. Recovery from heroin is difficult. But with the right team of professionals and friends or family around you, it works. ABT Resident Counselor Vinnie Dabney is a recovering addict. He did heroin for 30 years. “Through my own...

Meet Vinnie Dabney

 Meet Vinnie Dabney, MS, Resident Counselor   ABT’s Vinnie Dabney has a unique perspective as a therapist. He is a recovering addict. Vinnie specializes in working with patients with the following: Borderline Personality disorder, trauma, substance...

FRIDAY’S REPRINT: Art Therapy

 FRIDAY REPRINT -- Art Therapy, Healing Emotional Trauma Through Creativity Throughout the journey of our lives, we encounter several kinds of trauma, and store conscious and unconscious pain in our emotional backpack. Art can ease this pain, and through any...