Abigail Squires, MS, LCMHCA
Abigail is a graduate of Springfield College in Massachusetts where she received a Master of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling. This dual degree program has afforded her the opportunity to engage in coursework and field work focused on both mental health counseling, and the unique field and practice of Art Therapy. Previously, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, with a concentration in Child and Youth from Eastern Connecticut State University. Abigail has been interested in the development and treatment of children throughout her schooling, but has had the opportunity to work with all age groups within multiple populations. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Care Associate and working toward her Art Therapy registration and board certification.
Abigail has had experience working with groups and individuals, including children, adolescents, adults, and families within both inpatient and outpatient counseling settings. Alongside the use of traditional counseling, she practices using Art Therapy as a mode of psychotherapy which uses art as the mechanism for expression, growth, healing, and change. Art Therapy can be used with any age, and any population.
Abigail believes in using the person-centered approach as an effort to empower her clients to become brave in their own self-discovery and identity. Abigail is both empathetic and acceptant as a counselor; enthusiastic about focusing on the whole person. She strives to facilitate a positive and comfortable environment for all individuals. She is excited to be serving clients of all ages in our Myers Park office.
Abigail is originally from Connecticut and is settling into life down south with her husband. She enjoys painting, running and hiking, listening to music, and all things creative.
“You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!” Psalms 139:16-18, NLT