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Counselor / Therapist

Abby Gentile, LPC

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Licensed Professional Counselor
Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
Bio
Specialties: Including but not limited to Academic Pressures, Abuse, Adolescents, Adults, ADD/ADHD, Adjustment Issues, Anger/Stress Management, Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum, Career Counseling, Children, Communication Issues, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Identity Development, Impulse Control Disorders, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disorder, OCD, Peer Relationships, Relationship Conflicts, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Social Skills, Teens, Wellness and Self Care

As a counselor, I am extremely passionate about building rapport and collaborating with clients to create an environment of acceptance, safety, and support. I assist and empower clients to create goals that can be integrated into their daily lives and believe compassion, understanding, and trust are key factors throughout the entire therapeutic process. I strive to meet clients where they are and help clarify which areas they would like to improve. While therapy can be overwhelming at times, my main goal is to provide clients with a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere throughout their therapeutic journey. I encourage self-care and personal growth for each client to become the best version of him/herself.

Treatment Preferences: CBT, Client-Centered, Play Therapy, Narrative and Mindfulness

I obtained my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Governors State University, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology at Illinois State University. I have direct clinical experience working with children with intellectual disabilities, individuals experiencing domestic violence, and community mental health. My experience includes a variety of ages, as well as a wide spectrum of mental health issues. While I prefer to modify my counseling experience to each client’s individualized needs, I typically integrate client-centered, CBT, mindfulness, and play therapy.

In my life outside of work, I spend a majority of my time with family, friends, and my dog. I also enjoy traveling, aerial yoga, and DIY home renovations.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Educational Therapy  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  EMDR Therapy  Pet Therapy
 Adolescents  Family Conflict  Play Therapy
 Adoption  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Premarital Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Gifted / Talented Issues  Problem Gambling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Grief and Loss  Psychoanalysis
 Asperger's Syndrome  Group Therapy  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Herpes and STD Counseling  Psychopharmacology
 Bicultural Difficulties  Hypnotherapy  Relationship Issues
 Body Image Issues  Learning Disabilities  Religious Counseling
 Caregiver Issues  Life and Wellness Coaching  Self Esteem Issues
 Children's Counseling  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Chronic Illness  Loneliness  Sexual Dysfunction
 Couples Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Depression  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Divorce  Men's Issues  Women's Issues
 Domestic Violence  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing  Work and Career Issues
 Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Certifications
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
License:178012284