Abigail Eck, MA, LPA
I am so glad you're here. Choosing to open up and talk to a new therapist can feel terrifying. Yet, despite this fear, you’re here! Therapy really does work and, although it isn't always easy, it is worth it. Full disclosure, here's what typically happens when you start therapy: you feel hopeful and eager, then you have a few sessions and feel a mixture of hopeful and distress, but over time the intensity of that distress lessens to a soft hum. The distress is inevitable when we begin to truly address what we've been avoiding or pushing down for months, years, or decades. You've hidden it for a reason, but you now feel ready to address it. So, let's get uncomfortable to get comfortable... trust me, it's worth it.
I realize that no two people are the same. Because of this, your treatment plan will be based on your specific needs and goals. I'm well-trained in many forms of therapy and will take into account your concerns, hopes, personality, and history when choosing evidenced-based therapeutic modalities and theoretical orientations. My clients consistently say that I'm warm, empathetic, genuine, and open-minded. I'll listen and ask questions to help you explore yourself with nonjudgmental curiosity. I act as a sounding board as well as a mirror reflecting your strengths and sticking points. After we discover the underlying roots of your symptoms, you can begin to honor and use your strengths to adjust some thoughts, feel some feelings, and ultimately reduce your symptoms. I would be honored to walk with you as you search for your Point of Convergence and restore a healthy life.
I'm a Licensed Psychological Associate with Independent Practice by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists with experience in individual and group therapy as well as psychological assessment. I have a master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Sam Houston State University and a bachelor's degree in both Mathematics and Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University. I work with adults and teenagers struggling with Complex PTSD, Dissociative Disorders, Perfectionism, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and parenting issues. I'm also a mom and wife and know the beauty and sheer overwhelm that can come with those roles.
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