|Dr. Abbott has more than 15 years of clinical experience.
Her original training was in addiction and psychological
trauma. She has worked with individuals, couples and families
in both out patient and in patient settings. Her experience
in addiction includes work with addicted women referred
by DCFS and in patient addictions for both people without
insurance and professionals. Dr. Abbott is trained to
for people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. EMDR is
a form of therapy designed to help the person view the
trauma in a new way, using eye movement as part of the
therapy that allows the person to live a full and productive
Dr. Abbott also assesses people for AD/HD, level of intelligence,
and personality. She has experience assessing patients
with a chronic mental illness, people with addictions,
and AD/HD. For most patients, Dr. Abbott does a "Lifestyle"
which is a brief structured interview designed to help
the client and Dr. Abbott understand how the client perceives
him/herself, other people, and the world.