Abigail Eck

I'm so grateful you're here. Finding a therapist is scary, so I'd like to make this comfortable for you.
Licensed Psychological Associate
1 year in practice
Accepted Insurance Plans:
  • Out-of-Network Coverage
  • Suite 218
  • 5900 Memorial Dr.
  • Houston,TX

About Abigail Eck

I'm a Licensed Psychological Associate supervised by Dr. Michelle Garcia, Psy.D. with experience in individual and group therapy as well as psychological assessment. I have a master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Sam Houston State University and a bachelor's degree in both Mathematics and Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University. I work with adults and teenagers struggling with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, trauma, and life transitions in addition to many other mental health concerns.

My therapy style is far from a "one size fits all approach". I realize that no two people are the same, and I tailor my therapy to meet your specific needs as an individual. I'm well-trained in many forms of therapy and base my treatment approach on your specific issues, personality, and history. My clients consistently say that I am warm, empathetic, genuine, and open-minded. I'll listen more than I'll talk. I'll give you tools to manage and overcome the discomfort, fear, or pain you're facing. I'll focus on you and help you find your voice. I would love to help you unload the burdens you bear and work together to restore a happy and healthy life.

Answers  (4)

Short answer: YES.Feelings of worthlessness can have many sources. Some examples: feeling like you don't measure up; repeated experiences where you were told you were worthless; abrupt life changes; and depression. Once those thoughts start, we often latch onto them for dear life because they serve... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

I am so impressed to hear that despite all that you have endured, you're open to and asking about therapy! That. Is. Incredible.I don't believe there is a person who has "too many" struggles or is "too far gone" for therapy. Often, our numerous struggles are like the roots that grow from a plant... more

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YES. Absolutely it is appropriate to cry during a therapy session (or all of them). Crying is a physical representation of acknowledging, expressing, and releasing emotion. Our bodies are very smart and often know what we need to heal. The urge to cry is our body telling us it may be time to let... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

This is a great question! When you look forward to sessions because you feel calm, comforted, supported, and growth -- that's how you know you found the right therapist. Therapy can be uncomfortable simply because you start looking at parts of your life and yourself that you've been avoiding or... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.