Abby  Crews

Abby Crews

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT

Accepting new clients for afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Montclair practice (updated November 08, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Parenting
  • Family therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Boundary and communication issues
  • Faith-based counseling
  • Pre-marital counseling

Professional statement

Abby Crews is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Montclair, New Jersey who works with couples, families, and individuals. She specializes in couples and family therapy, parenting and pre-parenting issues, and premarital counseling.

When working with Abby, you can expect a strengths-based approach. In the first session, she prioritizes getting to know you, making sure you feel comfortable, and understanding what prompted you to seek help. She then assists you in identifying your goals and expectations for treatment.  For couples, such goals could be to work on conflict resolution, trust issues, feelings of isolation within the relationship, ongoing arguments, and disagreements or anxiety over parenting styles. She helps partners identify their relational patterns, disarm reactive defenses, improve communication, and rekindle intimacy and trust.

Given her background in faith-based counseling, Abby also welcomes clients seeking to integrate their faith into the therapy process. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

Hi and welcome! Asking for help isn’t always comfortable, but I find the uncomfortable places are often the ones filled with the most purpose and possibilities. Congratulations on taking the first step! As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I approach therapy from a systems perspective. That means I view people and situations as interconnected and inter-influencing rather than in isolation. It also means I am passionate about helping people strengthen their relationships, whether that is with a spouse, friend, child, or with themselves. My approach is to listen and engage a client’s story in a way that instills hope, encourages curiosity and insight, and facilitates growth. My hope is to help my clients see the value of the process, cultivate their relationships with grace and vulnerability, and thrive in their purpose.


Specialties

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; increasing confidence, joy, and connection with their children

Family therapy - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges; reducing conflict and distress and increasing connection

Couples therapy - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Boundary and communication issues - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strengthening of interpersonal skills with partners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Faith-based counseling - Integrating a client's faith into therapy; exploring their beliefs and practices related to meaning, purpose, spiritual health, and healing

Pre-marital counseling - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage


General expertise


Insurance

Abby Crews 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 (55min)

Therapist's note

Abby can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Montclair practice

292 Bloomfield Avenue

2nd Floor

Montclair, NJ 07042

Hours
  • Mon 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Manhattan Marriage and Family Therapy, 2015-Present


Languages

  • English

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