MSW, LICSW under supervision

Abbie Shain

Locations: Union Plaza, Telehealth

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Abbie Shain


Asking for help is one of the hardest things to do. Thank you to the parts of you brave enough to come to this space, ready to ask “can we hold the hard things together?”. The answer is yes. That’s exactly what Abbie is here for. Abbie believes empathy, compassion, and trust anchor therapy and support people in deepening belief in themselves as a whole person, bigger than what has happened to them. Abbie has pursued advanced training in supporting individuals and families in returning to wholeness after trauma. These trainings include healing justice, narrative therapy, EMDR, and AIR Network. Abbie especially delights in accompanying queer and transgender teenagers and young adults and survivors of complex trauma.

Before becoming a therapist, Abbie was a community organizer. So it’s no surprise that healing justice animates therapy with Abbie, integrating social change and healing in collaborative sessions focused on each person’s needs. This perspective draws her to name the impact of oppression on health and wellness. Abbie hopes you’ll bring your hurt, anxiety, and sadness, alongside your creativity, goofiness, and your joy to therapy. She is committed to being a steady and warm presence, a good listener, and someone who believes in the human capacity to heal.

Abbie is working under the supervision of Sue Rau, LICSW, while she pursues clinical licensure as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.

Abbie is also a Ketamine Assisted Therapist and provides this service to eligible LynLake clients through our partnership with Institute for Integrative Therapies (IIT). Learn more at or reach out to

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