Hi, I’m Abby Yearsley!
I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor and have worked in the mental health field for nearly ten years. My passion for helping others started when I was young, and I have been lucky enough to work with people from all backgrounds and walks of life.
Your journey is unique, and I hope to provide you with the support you need, whether by encouraging acceptance or promoting change. Your goals are my goals. Self-exploration is hard, and I can help you shoulder the burden by providing a non-judgmental, encouraging, and honest environment where we can learn and grow.
I earned my Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Millersville University and have worked previously with inpatient substance abuse and dual diagnosis, residential programs, and outpatient therapy. I have experience with clients of all ages, socioeconomic statuses, genders, and ethnicities, though I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults, and their families and partners.
My approach is typically very eclectic and individualized (there is no one else in the world exactly like you)! I am trained in Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Trauma-Informed Therapy, and I often incorporate aspects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Reality Therapy. I aim to utilize inclusive interventions that have concrete skills I can provide you with to increase your confidence and help you realize that you’ve got this!
When I am not in the office, I spend time with my daughter, husband, dogs, and chickens. I enjoy exercising, gardening, cooking, and home projects. I am passionate about living a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle while providing the space for indulging in the things I love. Animals and the outdoors are excellent stress relievers for me. I look forward to learning about the activities and interests you rely on to combat the crazy day-to-day that is life!
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Abby Yearsley can provide telehealth sessions to anyone in Pennsylvania.
Whether you are suffering from panic attacks, obsessive – compulsive disorder, or generalized anxiety we have therapists who use evidenced-based treatments, such as cognitive-bahavioral therapy, to help you.
Many individuals feel like they are at war with their bodies. Whether it’s feeling shame, guilt, or giving ourselves critical comments about our bodies, we can be our own worst enemy. Our therapists can help you feel at peace with your body and learn to be kind to yourself.
Depression and anxiety are extremely common, but often under-diagnosed by medical providers during pregnancy and postpartum. Our providers have specialized training to help women with anxiety and depression in this specific period in their lives.
Depression, one of the most common mental health disorders, is very treatable. Our therapists are specially trained to help individuals with depression get back to feeling like themselves again.
Struggling with infertility can be so difficult, especially if no one around you has experienced something similar. It can feel like an isolating journey and people find they often need support to navigate the emotional aspects of the process. Our therapists have specialized training to help you.
Move Forward Counseling is an inclusive practice where we want the LGBTQIA+ community to feel welcome and supported. Whether you are unsure how to embrace your identity, are having relationship issues, or need extra support from a non-judgmental person, we have therapists who can help.
Life transitions encompass many things, including starting or ending a romantic relationship, changes with work or school or making any big life change, such as a move. Often we underestimate how these changes will affect us emotionally until we find ourselves struggling with the ups and downs of the life transition.
While we don’t provide couples counseling at Move Forward, many individuals seek counseling to discuss how they can have healthier relationships. Our therapists can help you learn new ways of communicating, setting boundaries, and other ways to have more positive relationships with others.
Trauma symptoms and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be debilitating for many who experience it. Recovery from trauma is possible and we have therapists who can help.
Moving into adulthood brings its own set of challenges. You may feel pressure to have a “career” or find your life partner. You may be unsure of making these big life decisions and may feel lost because you no longer have school or other adults in your life telling you what you should choose.
The period of adolescence can be exciting, but also challenging for many teens. Difficulties with friends, school, anxiety, depression, cutting, and substance abuse are all common issues for this group. Due to a lack of life experience, teens may not know how to manage these problems which is why therapy can be especially helpful.
Reach out today to get started. Our supportive staff will help guide you through the scheduling process, discuss special requests and consult your insurance needs.