Abbe  Horsburgh
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Abbe Horsburgh

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Master of Education, MEd Master of Arts, MA
New York Accepting Online
Suffolk County Not Accepting In-person
Updated February 2, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Parenting
  • Depression

Professional statement

Abbe Horsburgh is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a private practice in Southampton, Long Island. She specializes in working with adults who are struggling with becoming independent, making relationships of all kinds work, pursuing careers, and developing a sense of self that will take them forward in life with confidence. Abbe helps them find the tools to cope with problems, to stop engaging in dysfunctional or self-defeating behaviors, and set goals.

Abbe also works with many parents, helping them in the complicated and challenging task of raising their children. I’m “only as happy as my unhappiest child” is an expression that many of us have heard, and it just seems to be true. She holds support groups for single parents of both children and teens. She also helps parents build strong and healthy connections with their adult children.

Abbe is originally from New York City, where she earned her Master’s Degree in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University, and then spent three years at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She uses a combination CBT, psychodynamic, family systems, and person-centered therapy. She went through Mount Sinai’s SAVI program, advocating for survivors of rape and intimate partner violence to be supported and treated with respect. Abbe has treated clients from a wide range of cultures, races, genders, sexual orientations, and socio-economic statuses.

Message to clients

Therapy with me is a place where healing and positive change can happen. If you’re like most people I see, you seek therapy because of a problem. And indeed, the solving of the problem, or coping with it, is the focus of the treatment. But things can be more complex than they seem at first, and coming to talk to someone can be, in a way, the beginning of a journey of exploration. In this journey, I will be by your side and on your side.

If you are a parent, I'll bring the right mix of empathy, advice, understanding and guidance to help you in your job. I am not an early childhood expert (I'm happy to refer you to one) but a family therapist specializing in parenting teens and improving parents' relationships with adult children.

My style is to be engaged, pro-active, creative. Sometimes I look at my therapy as life coaching. Goals are an essential part of the therapy process, and I will help you find the tools to achieve them. It’s common to find yourself at a stage or point in life where things are challenging, and you don’t have the confidence and motivation to move forward in a positive direction. At times like these, I’ll collaborate with you. I want to empower you, and will push you when I think you are ready. Sometimes I’ll push you right out of therapy, and this is a good thing. :)


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden feelings of panic (panic disorder); catastrophizing; learning to accept some degree of anxiety and use it in positive ways.

Relationship issues - Creating and strengthening healthy relationships, in families, in friendships, between partners, and in the workplace. Addressing concerns, repairing mistakes, identifying and changing patterns that are not healthy, gaining confidence, and making good choices.

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect.

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; learning how to talk to adolescents and adult children; managing stress and increasing support.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Abbe Horsburgh is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $150
  • Initial session: $175 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly


Suffolk County practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Tue 3:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Tue 3:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00-1:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Private Practice, 2013 - Present
CCM Manhattan Clinic, 2016 - 2017
Advanced Cognitive Therapy of NY, 2013 - 2016
Ackerman Institute for the Family, 2010 - 2013

Teachers College Columbia University, EdM & MA, 2009