S. Abigail McCarrel (She/her)

Accepting Clients

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

  • Individual
  • 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 and Twice-Exceptional. I work with client families from a brain-based parenting approach. Parents develop X-ray vision to see the unmet needs of their child that are underneath the challenging and complex behaviors. These needs include feeling safe, seen, soothed and secure. In depth information about brain science helps parents switch their parenting lens to see that their unique children are doing the best that they can. As parents learn to notice and heal their own vulnerable nervous systems, their window or stress tolerance increases which has a direct impact on the child. In my work, safety is the treatment and compassion is the treatment. Helping parents become the healers.

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 offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 35 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $165 - 225/session


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

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