Abigail McNeely, PsyD - Texas Psychologist at Grow Therapy

Abigail McNeely

Abigail McNeely

(she/her)

PsyD
31 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual

Hi there. I'm Abigail McNeely. I am the owner of Wellspring Behavioral Health, founded in 1998, and collaborate with Grow to offer therapy to people like you. Visit my website at www.ibwell.com to learn a bit more about Wellspring. Let me tell you a little about me. I received my Doctor of Psychology from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota and a Master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Texas in Austin. In addition to graduate coursework, I completed a neuropsychological practicum at Austin State Hospital, a health psychology internship at The Everett Clinic in Everett Washington, and a counseling internship at New Life Institute in Austin, Texas. I approach therapy as a teacher, coach, and cheerleader. My perspective is holistic; that is, I see us as whole beings and believe therapy is best when we remember to acknowledge our complexity. I started my career as a paramedic in Florida, and Texas. Working in EMS for 15 years with sick and injured people prompted a great interest in the underlying psychological elements that drive us as humans. I learned then that how we respond to difficulties shapes how we endure and recover. I was and am truly amazed at the strength and resilience of people! The privilege of joining with others as they face their challenges has enriched me and I want to share that with you. In my downtime, I like to hike, camp, play with my pups, love on my cats, and watch the world go by. I have been married for 37 years and am devoted to my spouse and our future.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our firts session, we will get to know each other. I hope to learn about you and the challenge you're facing. We will decide together when history is relevant and add that to increase your and my understanding. You are welcome to ask me questions so you can know me not only as a therapist, but a person as well. I'm happy to answer most. Along those lines, I respect your right to maintain privacy and develop trust over time.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I have worked with a general population my entire career -- children, teens, adults, and seniors. I say my niche is people. Because I want to be sure clients get what they truly need, I refer people who will benefit most from a particular treatment method or intensive therapy (like those with eating disorders or who need some form of hospitalization). I will let you know if I believe you would benefit from a different therapist or therapy and help you find a good fit.

About Abigail McNeely

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i)

I learned CBT methods when I first began practicing psychotherapy. CBT has the strongest research support when compared with other methods used exclusively. Over the years, I have learned and used other methods as well. Now, I use CBT as a foundation, while integrating other methods to provide the best potential for wellness.

Existential

25 years - Existential therapy is based on the recognition that life presents different challenges for people in different circumstances. Young adults are likely dealing with building career, settling in to committed relationship, or maybe having children. While seniors are faced with retirement, physical limitations, and maybe the death of loved ones. Recognizing how circumstances impact wellbeing can normalize struggles and provide insight into resolution of problems.

Integrative

25 years - Integrative therapy is just that really, an integration of different perspectives and techniques based on what's best for the unique person you are. Compared to eclectic therapy, integrative takes a more holistic perspective. That is looking at the person and the approach as part of a whole complex system which is unified. For example, seasonal affective disorder (depression during a particular season) is best treated with an understanding of environment, mood, and behavior and how they integrate.

Person-centered (Rogerian)

31 years - Person-centered therapy is the invisible wrap around our therapy meeting. Person-centered theory says that people will thrive when they receive unconditional positive regard. The emphasis is on recognizing the value of a human being while addressing flaws, or differences, or unproductive behavior. I strongly believe that each of us is valuable and should be treated with respect.

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