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Abby Maher,

MA, NCC, RMHCI

     Abby believes that one of the most powerful things we can do is truly learn to understand and accept ourselves, practice compassion for ourselves, and move forward in life, allowing us to be as authentic as possible. She specializes in working with children and teenagers on matters related to a range of mental health and family dynamic issues using a variety of treatment styles, theories, and interventions in her work with the primary focus of providing a safe, empathic environment for you to explore yourself and every facet of your experience, including sources of pain, and celebrating sources of hope and joy.
     She is proudly an LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapist that understands the experiences of LGBTQIA+ people, including the challenges and barriers they face. She provides a supportive space for individuals to explore gender, sexuality, and other aspects of their identity without judgment. While not all LGBTQIA+ people seek therapy for reasons related to their identity, having an affirmative therapist means you do not have to teach your therapist what it means to be LGBTQIA+ and you don’t have to fear judgment when speaking about sex, gender, attraction, relationships, or any part of your story. 
     Abby earned her Masters' degree from Northwestern University where she specialized in working with the LGBTQIA+ population. Besides her clinical work, she is an active volunteer with The Trevor Project, The Human Rights Campaign, and also belongs to the Florida Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling (FALGBTIC).
 

Credentials & Experience

  • Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

  • Master of Arts in Counseling?

  • National Certified Counselor 

  • President-Elect Florida Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (FALGBTIC)

  • Volunteer The Trevor Project and The Human Rights Campaign

  • LGBTQIA+ population

  • Emotional Disturbance

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