Abbi Longmire, (she/they)
Abbi is a Master of Social Work student at Wilfrid Laurier University completing her Advanced Placement in individual counselling and group support. She has worked in community building, public education, and theatre activism over the past decade. Currently, Abbi also works as a Research Assistant developing Queer Liberation Theory (QLT) and facilitates support groups for Queer+Trans youth and young adults with Spectrum Community Space in Waterloo Region.
In therapy, Abbi believes that by learning how to listen to our own minds and bodies, we can develop skills that better support ourselves with more self-compassion and authenticity. Integrating an Anti-Racist approach and Anti-Oppressive Practice to support clients experiencing intersecting marginalization, Abbi specializes in working with client’s who are trauma/abuse survivors, 2SLGBTQ+, polyamorous/non-monogamous, neurodivergent (Autism, ADHD, etc), and parents/guardians with children who are Queer, Trans, and/or Neurodivergent.
Areas of Support: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma/Abuse, Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation and Distress Tolerance, Relationships and Interpersonal Effectiveness, Dating, Polyamory and Ethical Non-Monogamy, Self-Love and Acceptance, Queer Identities and Coming Out, Gender Expression and Identity, Life Transitions, and Personal/Spiritual Growth
Therapeutic Approaches: Attachment Theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Parts Work, and Trauma-Informed Practice.
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