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Active Relaxation Book CoverDr. Abel has been St. Louis’ Anxiety and Stress Psychologist for 17 years.  She specializes in the cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) of panic attacks, worry (generalized anxiety disorder), 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. Dr. Abel can help you tame stress and anxiety using a variety of effective strategies she shares through individual therapy in her Clayton office, as well as in speaking engagements. In fact, Dr. Abel travels across the country to train other mental health care professionals how to treat anxiety.

With post-doctorate work from Penn State under her belt along with her years of real world experience, she’s bringing her expertise to people in new ways. Her first book, Active Relaxation, was published in 2010 and is available on Amazon.com and also available in 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 on the right to learn more about her training, the people she sees, and her blog, a regular source of great advice and insight.

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