Abby Ruth Plusen
She/Her/HersLicensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Master of Science in Social Work, MSSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Abby Plusen is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Master Certified Life Coach based in Catonsville, Maryland. Abby works with folks who are experiencing life's transitions; she is particularly sensitive to deeply feeling empaths who are struggling to find their way through periods of unrest, general anxiety, and stress.
Abby has experienced tremendous growth and breakthroughs with clients using a mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Healing, and Mindfulness. She works with clients to shift their perspectives and stories they tell about themselves in order to co-create a calm, conscious, and fully actualized clients.
Therapists focus on “why” certain behavioral patterns occur, and coaches work on “how” to work toward a goal. As a licensed therapist and coach, Abby will work with you in a compassionate and non-judgmental way to explore how your past affects your present and focus on "the work" to actualize your present goals.
Abby is available in-person sessions at the Catonsville Counseling Center and on-line for remote sessions using zoom.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Abby Plusen is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 23 years
Certified Professional Life Coach, MCLS, 2022
University of Texas, Austin, MSSW, 2001
James Madison University, BSW, 1998