Abby holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Samford University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama. She is also a Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner. 

Abby previously worked at Hillcrest Behavioral Health Services and Bradford Health Services, respectively, as a child therapist and an adult primary therapist treating addiction. Abby has a genuine heart for college students and prior to coming to ACED she was an outpatient therapist in the UAB Student Counseling Center.

She brings to ACED a love for people, a goofy sense of humor, and her own story of recovery from an eating disorder 20 years ago. Catch her on Saturday afternoon with friends at the local farmers market, at the Alabama Theater, cooking a yummy lunch and loving on her tuxedo cat, Maggie and the newest family addition, Molly, a lovable rescue pup.  

It’s nice to be accepted for who you are. The opportunity to pass on the gift of recovery to clients is incredibly rewarding. Working alongside colleagues dedicated to the ACED mission makes the difficult times easier and the good times even better.
— Abby