Abbey Samide, MA, PCC-S. - Abbey earned her Bachelors degree at Ohio University and Masters Degree in Community Counseling from John Carroll University. She is currently independently licensed in the State of Ohio as a Professional Clinical Counselor with the supervision accreditation. She has been practicing for over 18 years with severely emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children, adolescents, adults and families. Abbey has worked as an inpatient child / adolescent / family therapist, clinical supervisor for residential and community based clinicians. She has professionally presented on Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, Art Therapy, Trauma Recovery and Sexual Aggression. Specializations are:
Abbey has extensive training in Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Sandtray/Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Trauma Recovery and Sexual Aggression. Major areas of interest are treatment focused on emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and mindfulness to improve daily functioning and creating a life worth living. Therapy is a relationship building process to activate change to improve self. Abbey's personal interest are running, exercise, golf, reading, spending time with family and friends.