Abigail C Thompson
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Abigail C Thompson

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
New York, California Accepting Online
Chelsea District Not Accepting In-person
Updated January 13, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Binge eating disorder
  • Body dysmorphia
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Parenting
  • Work stress
  • Transition to new parenthood

Professional statement

Abby Thompson is a psychotherapist working with individuals in New York and California, Abby’s clients seek help with disordered eating, social pressures, understanding their wants and needs, and getting what they want out of relationships. Abby is particularly passionate about serving new parents and young professionals. She is particularly sought out for her body-neutral, supportive approach to disordered eating and the transition to parenthood.

Abby's training is in somatic (body-based), relational, and mindful approaches. Her practice is science-informed, goal oriented, and flexible. In session, Abby uses the client's moment-to-moment experience to deeply understand and transform emotions. Feelings in the body, and the therapeutic relationship, can be powerful tools to access a state o calm, centered and confident.

Abby's style can be described as gently supportive yet direct and challenging. Humor and levity are just as welcome in the therapy session as the more difficult emotions. She supports clients in setting and working toward meaningful, realistic goals.

Abby received her Masters degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies, where she currently supports emerging therapists as a clinical supervisor. She has over a decade of experience in private practice settings. Outside of therapy, she enjoys science fiction and fantasy (both books and TV), exercising, and exploring the city with her husband and daughter.


Message to clients

I'm glad you're here! I know how frustrating it can be to try to find a therapist who you feel comfortable with and who can meet your needs. Let's talk for a few minutes by phone or video to see if I'm the right one. I've been described as direct, encouraging and honest- if I can't help you, I'll let you know and point you in the right direction. Either way, I'm happy you're taking this step. The right therapy can open up a rich, more fulfilling inner life, and it's my hope that I can help you get there.


Specialties

Binge eating disorder - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for reducing or eliminating episodes of binge eating.

Body dysmorphia - Coping with negative beliefs and feelings of shame about one’s appearance; building skills to manage distressing situations and thought patterns

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Abigail Thompson is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $220 (50min)

Location(s)

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 9am - 4pm
  • Tue 9am - 5pm
  • Wed 9am - 5pm
  • Thu 9am - 5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6:30am - 1pm
  • Tue 6:30am - 2pm
  • Wed 6:30am - 2pm
  • Thu 6:30am - 2pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Chelsea District 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 Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Self Employed, Psychotherapist, 2017 - Present
Center for Mindful Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist, 2014 - 2016
Richmond Area Multi-Service- Wellness Centers, School Therapist, 2013 - 2015
Grateful Heart Counseling Center, Psychotherapist, 2013 - 2014
Center for Somatic Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist Trainee, 2012 - 2013

California Institute of Integral Studies, Masters in Counseling Psychology, 2013
New York University, Individualized Study in Body Image and Creative Arts Therapies, 2008


Licensure

New York: 002007

California: 94639


Languages

English