Abigail Lopez Therapy Austin

Abigail "Abby" Lopez, LPC Associate

Supervised by Brittany Whallen, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Senior Counselor
Specialized

“Take a deep breath to remember you are the child who lived through survival mode and the empowered adult who chose their healing.” Dr. Nicole LePera

 

Hello there! My name is Abby and if you’re looking at my profile I can only imagine that means you are in the market for a counselor, which I just so happen to be! If this is your first time seeking therapy, I want to congratulate you on taking that first big step. It may seem scary to allow yourself to feel vulnerable, especially if you have been hurt in the past, but it is my goal to create an environment where you will feel safe and heard. If you have been to therapy before, and maybe did not have a super great experience, then I would also like to thank you for giving it another go. Sometimes it takes a few tries to find someone who truly clicks with you and that is completely okay!

One of the most important things I was taught in school is that you are the expert of your story. My job is to listen to that story and empower you to take back authorship so it is yours to tell. As a counselor, I aim to create a solid therapeutic relationship that allows for vulnerability and laughter because life is too short and this world is too wild for us to not laugh every now and then! During the first session or two, I really like to get to know you as a person and hear your story. After that, we become a team and work together to get you where you would like to be! Diving briefly into specifics, I have experience working primarily with issues such as trauma, social anxiety, healing from hurtful parenting, and negative self-worth. In counseling, teamwork really does make the dreamwork so once we both feel comfortable with one another, I like to find a balance between being empathetic and also challenging you to take steps out of your comfort zone. My goal is to help you achieve your goals!

A little bit about myself: I have a Bachelor of Science from UT in Human Development and Family Science and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Franciscan University with a concentration in Crisis and Trauma Counseling. I come from a loud and proud Mexican American family and in my free time I enjoy cooking, dancing, watching funny tiktoks, and clinically dissecting pop culture like the Twilight Saga (I also just like watching the movies).

If you feel like we might be a good fit together, you can give me a call at 512/201-4501 ext. 275. I look forward to hearing from you!

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More about Abby

Area of Expertise

Empathetic, Affirming, Humorous

Trauma-Informed, Healing From Hurtful Parenting, Social Anxiety

CBT, Person-Centered, Assertiveness Training

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

South Banister
South Slaughter

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Trauma
Troubled Childhood
Relationship to Food/Body
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Low Self-Esteem
Personal Growth
Parenting
Issues with Parents
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Relationship Issues
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Loneliness/Isolation
Problem Thoughts
Perfectionism
Life Transitions
Career Transitions
Problems at Work
Problems at School
Substance Use
Troublesome Behaviors
Grief & Loss
Pregnancy/Postpartum
Spirituality
Death & Dying
Caregiver Fatigue
Development Trauma
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Issues Related to Oppression

Techniques & Experience

Focused on practicing skills
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Trauma-focused
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Career counseling
HAES/Intuitive eating
Mindfulness modalities
Familiar with substance abuse
Practices from an anti-racist lens

Qualities

Warm & caring
Friendly & direct
Youthful
Active sense of humor
Enjoys working with young adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
Spiritually sensitive
Calm & slow-paced
Motherly
Experienced in raising children
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
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Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Brittany Neece, LPC-S, LMFT-S
4131 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite M-1
Austin, TX 78759

512/814-6027

Contact Abby

512-201-4501 ext 275