My Approach to Helping
Marcelle Abusalbi is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adolescents and adults address both past and present challenges. Marcelle specializes in anxiety, depression, bipolar, ADHD, PTSD, and trauma.
Marcelle completed her Master of Arts in Counseling at St. Edward’s University. Her approach is based on cognitive behavioral therapy, which ties emotions and behaviors to specific "automatic thoughts." These thoughts can be subconscious, and are learned over time from our experiences. A key to counseling is uncovering these cognitive distortions, recognizing how they affect our reactions, and replacing them with more adaptive ones.
Recognizing that seeking therapy can be intimidating, Marcelle uses a warm and inviting approach, believing above all in creating a safe and non-judgmental space. Her approach is relaxed and supportive, and her goal is to work with clients to develop self-awareness and build coping skills.