S. Abigail McCarrel

LCSW, DCSW

I am a family therapist. I love families and everything about them. I value everyone's input into the solutions. No voice is too small.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arcadia, CA

Contributor to Planned Parenthood
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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

You are parents of a chid, maybe gifted or adopted. You have tried everything, but life is falling apart. Communication is a problem, from the yelling to the silent treatment. Your family is not what you hoped it would be when you imagined parenthood. You may feel embarrassed that you can't figure out how to calm everyone down. After all, you did not need a certificate to become a parent. Right about now, however, you would do anything to help your family. You have waited too long for peace.

My Background and Approach

I am an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker). I have over 20 years of experience working in child welfare with kids from very hard places like residential treatment, group homes, foster care, adoption, and out-patient therapy. I am certified with SENG-Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted. I spent many years charged with doing individual therapy with children who were removed from their homes because of severe abuse and neglect. Over time, I develop a treatment philosophy where I reached out to families to become involved in the child's treatment. At times, this was the cottage house parents (now called residential counselors), group home staff, foster parents and birth parents. The approach of including parents and families in the child's treatment helped the child to heal so much more quickly. The child knew they were not facing their problems alone with a powerhouse team of supports by their side. Parents also gained knowledge and tools to help them well into the future.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Everyone has a story and I value them all. As a therapist, I bring a non-judgmental approach to my work with families and children. I appreciate and support all cultures and groups of people. I belong to a faith community whose motto is: "Whoever you are, where ever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome." I strive to provide this inclusive approach in my clinical work. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming and am excited to learn about my client's unique family lifestyle to better help and heal. Behind the "Clinical" Social Worker in me, is a social worker at heart. I am a fighter for what I believe is right. I am politically active in marching and advocating for women's rights, the LGBTQ community, people of color, children with special needs, the disabled, the elderly, the disenfranchised, marginalized and the poor. I fight misogyny, racism, sexism, xenophobia, and homophobia with every breath. Being a social worker is the essence of who I am. My privilege requires responsibility.

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 29 years of practice
  • Rate: $190 - 210/session

Info

626-755-4059 Email S. Abigail
236 E. Foothill Blvd., Ste. C
Arcadia, CA 91006

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