Credentials and Professional Experience
Lee Abbott is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Distance Certified Counselor, and Accelerated Resolution Therapist in Georgia. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Wofford College in South Carolina and a Master of Education specialized in counseling from the University of New Orleans in Louisiana.
Lee has worked in a variety of settings such as substance abuse with adult males in prison, adolescent substance abuse with the juvenile justice system, Director of Guidance in a New Orleans high school during and after Hurricane Katrina, and in private practice where he worked with individuals, couples and families.
Lee believes in a cognitive behavioral approach to counseling combined with Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), reality therapy, and Accelerated Resolution Therapy to help his clients achieve their goals as efficiently as possible. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps clients understand how their actions and behaviors contribute to their life situation. SFBT focuses on what clients want to achieve in therapy rather than the issues that caused them to seek counseling. One of the core principles of reality therapy is that humans always act to meet five basic needs: power, love and belonging, freedom, fun, and survival. It involves a straightforward line of communication between the counselor and client. ART is a form of therapy that achieves rapid results, usually within one to five sessions. Clients with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, sexual abuse, and many other mental and physical conditions can experience remarkable benefits starting in the first session.
Areas of Expertise:
- Anxiety and Phobias
- Relationship Difficulties
- Life Transitions
- Difficulties with Self-Esteem
- Eating Issues
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Professional/Career Issues
- College/Graduate School Issues
- Stress Management
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Sexual Abuse
- Women’s Issues
- Gay/Lesbian-Related Issues
- Adolescent Issues
Peachtree City and Conyers locations
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Ray of Hope Counseling Services accepts all forms of insurance and Medicaid, has seven convenient locations in Kennesaw, GA, Alpharetta, GA, Conyers, GA, Athens, GA, Canton, GA, Peachtree City, GA and East Cobb/Marietta, GA also serving the surrounding counties.
Call us at (678) 213-2194