Dr. Abel has been St. Louis’ Anxiety and Stress Psychologist for over 20 years. She specializes in the cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) of panic attacks, worry, generalized anxiety (GAD) obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), work stress, performance anxiety, phobias, insomnia, irritability, and depression with anxiety. Mindfulness, experiential therapy, and schema therapy are methods she uses to add to the effectiveness of CBT and improve your daily life. Above all, Dr. Abel’s approach is pragmatic. A leading in expert in generalized-anxiety disorder (GAD; the worry disorder), Dr. Abel can help you tame stress and anxiety using a variety of effective strategies she shares through individual therapy in her Clayton office. In fact, Dr. Abel, also a professional speaker, travels across the country and to Australia to train other mental health care professionals how to treat anxiety.
After being the Assistant Director of Penn State's Stress and Anxiety Disorders Institute, she returned home to bring her expertise to 100's of St. Louisans suffering from anxiety. Dr. Abel offers many innovative and empirically proven strategies that are very effective in relieving anxiety, including Panic Disorder, GAD, OCD, and Phobias. Her first book, Active Relaxation, was published in 2010 and is available on Amazon.com and on Kindle and Nook. Her second book, Resistant Anxiety, Worry, and Panic: 86 Practical Treatment Strategies for Clinicians was published in 2014. Click the navigation bar above to learn more about her training, the people she sees, and look her blog (coming soon - temporarily suspended), a regular source of great advice and insight.
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