Abby Foster, LCSW, Psychotherapist
Adolescents, parents of teens, adults, and seniors who are looking for more out of life, a change, a sense of direction or, some relief, have sought out Abby Foster, LCSW. Abby has helped people make significant gains after they have been stuck for years. She has helped people struggling with academics, professional issues, social or romantic relationships, finances, grief, and health and wellness. Abby has also helped people find a sense of purpose so that they could live a better life. The reason Abby achieves great results with her patients is because she helps them figure out what factors are getting in the way and preventing them from reaching their full potential.
Abby uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) combined with research from other fields (e.g., health, relationships, learning) to help people move closer to their goals. Abby’s treatment style focuses on helping her patients reframe thoughts; reverse negative thinking; and gain a new perspective on what is contributing to anxiety, depression, OCD and various other mental health diagnoses. Patients feel understood because they are actively involved in creating a plan to slowly build effective skills, strategies, and confidence. They feel in control again. This allows people to overcome seemingly impossible challenges and get back to being healthy and productive. In a session with Abby, you can expect to feel supported, encouraged, challenged, and educated. Abby provides a judgement-free space, where you can expect to make discoveries, connections, laugh, feel hopeful. Your successes are recognized and celebrated.
Abby’s experience of practicing medical social work for 6 years, as well as her personal experience as a childhood leukemia survivor, has allowed her to gain a unique perspective professionally and personally. Abby also served as the former Executive Assistant of Camelot for Children, a nonprofit for seriously ill and disabled children. As a result of these experiences, Abby has a distinct knowledge of the mental, physical, and emotional challenges individuals and families may encounter in some of the most difficult times of their lives.
Abby earned her Master’s in Social Work from Marywood University and her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Temple University. Abby is licensed in CA and PA. She has served as a volunteer and public and motivational speaker for various charitable organizations including Dream Come True, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Camelot for Children. In her spare time, Abby enjoys spending time with her family and her dog. She enjoys baking, walking and being outdoors and a good game night (with amazing appetizers, of course!).