(540) 977-6300 [email protected]

Abby Erdman, M.A., M.S., Resident in Counseling


  • ADD/ADHD & Behavioral issues
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Issues
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues (bullying, poor behavior or grades, test anxiety, etc.)
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Self-harm
  • Sexuality and gender issues
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal tendencies or thoughts
  • Trauma & PTSD


Background — Abby Erdman is provisionally licensed as a Resident in Counseling,
pursuing full licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. As part of her training, she
is completing clinical hours under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Counselor
(LPC). She worked previously as a board-certified music therapist with variety of
populations and settings, including early intervention, university mental health services,
children and adults with developmental disabilities, and hospice/end-of-life care. She
has supervised counseling experience with children, teenagers, adults, and families.

Philosophy – Seeking help in a world of increasing complexity and distress is a
courageous act. Counseling creates space to address immediate concerns, process
past events, learn healthier coping skills, and plan for a better future. Prioritizing one’s
mental health by participating in counseling is an integral part of overall wellness.

Approach – The best approach to counseling is one that is tailored to the individual.
Abby uses a variety of approaches to best meet the needs of each client, including
cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and didactic/psychoeducational approaches. In
addition to traditional “talk therapy” counseling techniques, she engages clients in
creative techniques such as music, art, movement, or writing/storytelling, as well as
mindfulness and meditation.

To schedule an appointment:

Treatment Modalities:


  • Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Family Counseling
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-based
  • Trauma Focused / Trauma Informed