I see three aspects to the work I do with clients:
- Finding practical solutions to immediate crisis and problems;
- Understanding and changing self-destructive patterns of living;
- Learning new ways to think, feel, and behave, that will bring more satisfaction, productivity, and intimacy in life.
I work primarily with adults and older teens in individual therapy.
The kinds of problems that I help clients with include Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, relationship and self-esteem issues, and coping with life changes.
Originally trained in psychodynamic and systems theories, I have kept up with innovations in various treatments and in recent years focused much of my practice on EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. I am a Certified as an EMDR therapist through the EMDR International Association. When appropriate, I also draw on insights and techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and ego state therapies. When I work with someone, we decide together what methods will be most useful for the individual’s goals.
I am licensed as a clinical social worker and have more than forty years’ professional experience. You can find a copy of my resume linked below followed by a list of post-graduate continuing education classes that I have taken over the years.
To contact me, you can send me an email, or call me at 301-428-3557.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Michael Abrahams, LCSW-C.
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