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Staff Psychologist

Anxiety Center

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Abbas works with adults in the Anxiety Center.

Dr. Abbas is a clinical psychologist in the Anxiety Center at EBTCS. She specializes in providing evidence-based interventions for adults with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and mood-related disorders, and insomnia. She has experience working with individuals experiencing a variety of anxiety-related problems, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, agoraphobia, and body-focused repetitive behaviors.

Dr. Abbas completed her master’s degree in counseling psychology at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) and obtained her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her graduate practicum placements included extensive work with anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, and severe psychopathology with adults from diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings, including a university counseling center, outpatient community clinics, an opioid addiction clinic, and a private practice. Dr. Abbas’s training emphasized building strong therapeutic relationship with clients while integrating their worldview and belief system into evidence-based interventions.

Dr. Abbas completed her pre-doctoral internship at the VA Puget Sound-American Lake Division, where her work focused on providing evidence-based treatments in a variety of clinical settings including, an outpatient PTSD clinic, a residential substance abuse facility, and a primary care clinic. Following her internship, Dr. Abbas completed the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Fellowship at the VA Puget Sound-Seattle Division. During fellowship, she received advanced training in delivering interventions for PTSD, insomnia, anxiety, depression and mood-related disorders. Specifically, she has been trained to deliver cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and exposure-based interventions for anxiety and mood-related disorders, cognitive processing therapy (CPT) and prolonged exposure (PE) therapy for PTSD, CBT for insomnia (CBT-I), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

Dr. Abbas is a licensed psychologist in the State of Washington. She is also a member of the Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA).

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