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Yehuda Abadi(He/Him/His)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
ConnecticutNew York
Anxiety -Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)-Perfectionism- Relationship issues-Self-esteem-Social anxiety-

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Professional statement

Yehuda Abadi, the founder of Upward Counseling, is dedicated to providing specialized and compassionate therapy services tailored to adolescents dealing with OCD/Pure-O and anxiety disorders. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by this demographic, Yehuda is committed to fostering an environment that encourages growth, resilience, and sustainable positive change.

Yehuda employs an integrative therapeutic approach that combines Team Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rumination-Focused Exposure and Response Prevention (RF-ERP), and elements of psychodynamic therapy. This method ensures a personalized and nuanced approach to address the specific needs and concerns of each individual, empowering clients with the tools and insights necessary for navigating their mental health journey.

Our clinic, led by Yehuda Abadi, offers the option of both in-person sessions at our Waterbury location and remote sessions. Please note that Yehuda Abadi may not have availability to see clients at this time. In such cases, you will be contacted by Upward Counseling to talk about alternative scheduling options with a different provider.

Yehuda Abadi brings a wealth of professional background and expertise to his practice, specializing in working with adolescents. Committed to providing a client-centered, non-judgmental, and collaborative therapeutic experience, Yehuda operates from a trauma-informed perspective. He understands the impact of past experiences on present challenges and works diligently to assist clients in reframing their narratives to foster self-confidence and compassion.

At Yehuda Abadi's clinic, the priority is to create a safe and supportive space where clients feel heard, valued, and engaged in the therapeutic process. Whether through in-person sessions in Waterbury or the convenience of remote therapy, Yehuda Abadi is dedicated to helping clients embark on a journey towards positive change and emotional well-being.

Message to clients

Hello, I'm Yehuda Abadi, the founder of Upward Counseling. I am providing specialized and compassionate therapy for adolescents dealing with OCD/Pure-O and anxiety disorders. Whether you prefer in-person sessions in Waterbury or the convenience of remote therapy, I am dedicated to creating a safe space for positive change and emotional well-being. Please note that my availability may be limited at this time, but our team at Upward Counseling will ensure you are promptly connected with another experienced provider. I look forward to hearing from you and being a part of your journey.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years


Connecticut: 5467 - New York: 012222




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

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

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • HUSKY Health (in-network in CT)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$170 - $200

Client testimonials

"A very responsive and helpful person."
- Zencare client August 2023

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