As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Mental Health Counselor, Abbey works to address the whole person. She has worked and collaborated with the leading educators in the field of psychology and holistic, ancestral health and nutrition. Abbey works diligently to gain insight into varying perspectives and techniques through her research and collaboration with health professionals. Abbey looks at food as a way to fuel and heal the body to enhance performance and overall wellness.
Abbey studied at NTA to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Abbey is a Certified GAPS Practitioner and trained directly with the Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, who developed the protocol that has effectively helped clients with learning disabilities and other mental disorders, as well as digestive and immune disorders.
With a Masters in School and Mental Health Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania and continuing education through the Post Deployment Center and Widener University, Abbey brings clinical experience to her coaching. She has worked as a therapist within the adult population for over seven years helping clients with a variety of challenges and is also the lead clinician practicing child and family therapy for a non-profit mental health agency in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Abbey helps clients identify patterns and rewire their cognitions so they can overcome trauma, build relationships, and successfully make career and life transitions.
Abbey also holds seminars and workshops on topics such as goal setting, de-stress techniques and nutrition. She helps athletes and CrossFit members explore how the mind affects both their performance and reaching their goals outside of the box. Through her personal, educational and professional experience, Abbey feels this body/mind connection includes one’s relationship with nutrition.
Personally, Abbey has faced challenges with “dieting” and feeling comfortable with her body composition. She has been part of the community of CrossFit since 2011. She incorporates Olympic Lifting, CrossFit, swimming, Yoga, and Endurance training into her lifestyle to improve physical health. In her past, Abbey was a competitive swimmer, Half Ironman competitor, Crossfit competitor and Olympic Lifter.
Abbey strives for balance in her life so she schedules out time to run or hike with her rescue dog, Sadie, playing or swimming at the beach, or creating new and healthy recipes in the kitchen.
Abbey is dedicated to helping others incorporate and find a balance in nutrition, exercise, relationships and mental health in today’s busy world.