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Abby Watel
Abby Watel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
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Abby Watel

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW

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1401 McHenry Rd, Suite 122, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
I am a seasoned therapist with 25+ years of experience working in community mental health, hospital, child welfare, and private practice settings; I have both direct practice and supervisory experience. I currently enjoy dividing my caseload between working with children, adolescents, parents and families and working with individual adults and couples. I believe in helping people of all ages to continue learning and developing throughout their lives. I use play therapy with young children; I use behavioral and solution focused treatment with all clients.; for adults and adolescents more insight oriented approaches are available.
My principal areas of expertise include: ADD/ADHD, Anxiety& Phobias, Autistic Spectrum/Aspergers,Grief&Loss, Divorce Adjustment Peer Problems, Eating Disorders, School Adjustment, Depression, Development and Identity Issues, Behavior Problems, Blended Family Issues, Career/Work Issues, Infertility and Health Problems,Parenting, Marital & Relationship Issues, Family Systems, Co-Dependency, & Personal Growth
I am a dedicated professional seeking to provide top quality counseling and consulting services. I utilize multi-theoretical and holistic approaches to help clients and their families, get along in the systems and communities in which they work and live.
Take the first step to help. Call or Abby Watel now - (847) 920-7810 x134

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Arbor Counseling Center

1401 McHenry Rd

Suite 122

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

(847) 920-7810 x134
We are open to provide compassionate care to new and existing clients through telehealth services. We'll get through this together!
I specialize in Child, Parenting and Eating Disorders 
I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Arbor Counseling Center

1401 McHenry Rd

Suite 122

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

(847) 920-7810 x134
We are open to provide compassionate care to new and existing clients through telehealth services. We'll get through this together!
I specialize in Child, Parenting and Eating Disorders 
I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Pay by Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options | Carelon
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • First Health
  • Great-West Life
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • Humana
  • LifeWorks | Morneau Shepell
  • The Alliance
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (847) 920-7810 x134
Abby Watel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (847) 920-7810 x134
Abby Watel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Illinois / 149-001876 Abby Watel
  • Attended Smith College School for Social Work, Graduated 1980
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (847) 920-7810 x134
Abby Watel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (847) 920-7810 x134
Abby Watel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Child
  • Parenting
  • Eating Disorders

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (847) 920-7810 x134
Abby Watel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Do these issues align with your needs? or (847) 920-7810 x134
Abby Watel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW

Client Focus

Age

Children (6 to 10)
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Transgender Allied

Age

Children (6 to 10)
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Insight Oriented
  • Interpersonal
  • Play Therapy with Children
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (847) 920-7810 x134
Abby Watel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (847) 920-7810 x134
Abby Watel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW

Location

Primary Location

Arbor Counseling Center

1401 McHenry Rd

Suite 122

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

(847) 920-7810 x134
"
We are open to provide compassionate care to new and existing clients through telehealth services. We'll get through this together!
Take the first step to help. Call now - (847) 920-7810 x134
Abby Watel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
"
We are open to provide compassionate care to new and existing clients through telehealth services. We'll get through this together!
Take the first step to help. Call now - (847) 920-7810 x134
Abby Watel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2024