Abigail O'Leary, M.S.

Resident in Marriage & Family Therapy
Phone: 703.375.9234
Fax: 703.356.0633
E-Mail: mailto:abbyolearymft@gmail.com

Abby is a resident in Marriage & Family Therapy working towards licensure in Virginia. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Maryland, College Park, in psychology, family science, and human development, and completed her MS in Marriage & Family Therapy at Virginia Tech. Abby has experience working with children, teens, young adults, adults, and families. Offering play therapy, systemic and attachment based family therapy, and individual therapy, Abby has experience working with adjustment disorders, ADHD, anxiety, disordered eating, depression, parenting and coparenting issues, relationship issues, sense-of-self/self-esteem issues, stage of life issues, and individual and family trauma.

Abby believes that building a strong, safe, and secure therapeutic relationship is an essential component of successful therapy. She works from an intentionally integrated approach to meet your needs. She values an affirming, collaborative, and holistic approach to therapy. Abby is dedicated to understanding the systemic, cultural, and biopsychosocial factors at play in her clients’ lives in order to exploratively increase client understanding of themselves and their problems. She believes this awareness and insight, paired with coping and interpersonal skills and client’s dedication to intentionality and change, can provide clients with the tools they need to grow and manage their life stressors and struggles.

Therapeutic Approaches

  • Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT)
  • Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Systemic Family Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Narrative & Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)

Identities Welcomed (non-exhaustive list)

  • Racial Justice Allied (Black, Latinx, Asian, and Indigineous communities)
  • LGBTQIA+ Community
  • Open Relationships/Non-Monogamy
  • Body Positivity (HAES aligned)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder