S. Abigail McCarrel
She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
I have afternoon and evening availability during week for busy, working parents and limited availability on Sundays.
S. Abigail McCarrel, LCSW, DCSW, is a licensed, clinical social worker and family therapist. She currently maintains an online family therapy practice in the state of California. She has a unique therapy approach, focusing on brain-based parenting. Online session are fun for the children which include movement-based activities to grow calm minds, strengthen the parent-child connection and create a sense of safety for children and parents alike.
Mrs. McCarrel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Kalamazoo College where she graduated Phi Betta Kappa and Magnum Cum Laude. She received her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. In addition to being licensed in the state of California, Mrs. McCarrel holds a diplomate credential in clinical social work, the highest level of credentialing available through the National Association of Social Workers.
Therapy sessions with Mrs. McCarrel focus strongly on brain science. First, she helps bring calm to the over-excited minds of families in crisis with brain balancing movements. Through developing family traditions and rituals, she then strives to grow a rich family culture in which to heal ruptures and strengthen family ties. She believes that it is never too late for families to bond. To foster empathy and understanding, all family members are included in the sessions. With this enhanced connection, the path becomes clear for families to get down to the business of solving problems, together, and in ways that last. Mrs. McCarrel’s overall goal is to help parents become the healers in the family.
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms
S. Abigail McCarrel is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 35 years
Five Acres Boys and Girls Aid Society of Los Angeles, Clinical Social Worker/ Clinical Supervisor, 1989 - 2008
Being With Parent Coaching Program, Parent Coach, 2022
University of Southern California, Masters of Social Work/Children and Families, 1998
Kalamazoo College, MA in Psychology, 1982