Abby Bernstein is an experienced mental health counselor who specializes in treating eating disorders and adolescents. She specializes in working with adults and adolescents who struggle with eating disorders and other co-occurring emotional, psychological, and behavioral problems.
Abby is passionate about helping people address the obstacles that prevent them from living their best life.
Abby‘s primary areas of focus include
– Eating disorders – treatment and education
– Body image and self-esteem
– Adolescent issues
– Addictions (drugs and alcohol, sex and love)
– Anxiety and depression
– Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
– Family therapy
While completing her Master’s Degree in Psychology Abby began to focus on the causes and treatment of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. She uses an integrative counseling approach that focuses on identifying core emotional and psychological issues that maintain harmful eating behaviors.
Abby also has extensive experience treating adolescents who are struggling with various concerns, including: anxiety and depression, behavioral problems, substance abuse, educational challenges, bullying, social media issues, confidence and self-esteem, social problems, and mood swings.
Abby‘s approach focuses on personal exploration and self-awareness. She believes that productive therapy occurs when client and therapist work collaboratively together with open communication and trust. Abby creates a safe space for personal growth and empowerment. She offers her clients a non-judgmental and supportive environment to explore feelings, thoughts and behaviors while helping them to create a positive shift in their lives.
Abby has completed advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), psychodrama, and Motivational Interviewing. She is an active member of the National Eating Disorder Association, The Alliance for Eating Disorders, American Counseling Association, and has been involved in eating disorder prevention efforts throughout the South Florida community.