I have always been pulled towards topics that many in society do not want to talk about – sex, death, money, religion, addiction, and many others. I have seen what happens to individuals when they are left to struggle with these topics alone. Some feel guilt, fear, anxiety, depression, or just an overall sense that they are not allowed to be who they really are. My goal in therapy is to provide a safe space for clients to talk about these topics and feelings. I work with them to develop the tools to grow into being confident, unashamed, and authentically themselves.
I have been working in the human services field since I was 19 years old. After graduating with my undergraduate degree, I worked a variety of positions before deciding to return to school. I graduated with my Master’s in Social Work from the University of Denver in 2018. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and completed additional training to become a Licensed Addiction Counselor. I have experience working with teens through older adults as well as couples. With my background in social work, I take a systems approach towards therapy – I believe our families, friends, organizations, communities, political system, and global connections all have an impact on what goes on in our day-to-day lives and encourage you to bring it all into our sessions.
The primary modalities I utilize in individual therapy include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). In my addictions work, I take a client-led approach where we choose a goal you are comfortable with. This could mean complete sobriety, or it may mean working towards a reduction in substance use. I work with individuals struggling with a wide variety of substances and have a focus in sexual addictions and compulsions as well. For couples counseling I utilize Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and am comfortable working with couples in the midst of addiction or who are working towards recovery. I am LGBTQIA+, kink, and polyamory affirming.
Humans are complicated and uniquely individual. I firmly believe we are more than ‘just’ our trauma, ‘just’ our labels, or ‘just’ the worst thing we have ever done. I believe no subject should be “off-topic” and embrace you wherever you are in your journey. If I sound like a good fit for you individually or as a couple, please feel free to reach out and request an appointment or a 15-minute phone consultation. I would be honored to walk alongside you in this therapeutic journey.
Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Abby Kubicek, LCSW