Stephanie Abel, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist PSY28932
Education and Licensure: Dr. Stephanie Abel earned her Ph.D. in 2014 from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University in San Diego, and she is licensed to practice psychology in California.
Specialties: Administration of a wide range of psychological tests to children and adults for enriching awareness of individual coping patterns, diagnoses, strengths and weaknesses, and personality features to inform treatment recommendations that are best suited to an individual’s specific needs.
Dr. Abel also provides supportive, compassionate and culturally sensitive therapy for individuals and groups to promote growth, self-acceptance, and enhanced coping abilities. Dr. Abel assists male and female clients from a variety of cultural, ethnic, racial, age and socioeconomic backgrounds. She helps people overcome and manage anxiety, depression, sleep-disturbances, adjustment challenges, chronic pain, significant life changes, ADHD, bipolar disorder, trauma history, substance use challenges, schizophrenia, crisis management/stabilization, chronic pain and injury, personality disorders, difficulties in relationships, and coping with loss and grief.
Dr. Abel has also spent over 4.5 years at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) conducting research and providing therapy for individuals who experience severe mental illnesses (SMI). She has worked at Pacific Neurobehvioral Clinic (PNBC) providing neuropsychological assessment, therapy and Biofeedback for individuals with workers compensation injuries as well as those recovering from traumatic brain injury. She has also worked at Practical Recovery Inc. providing inpatient group and individual therapy to people who experience substance use life-challenges. Dr. Abel has had an additional 2 years of experience as a psychological assistant conducting court mandated Child Welfare Services and Juvenile Hall assessments. She has worked at Bayview Behavioral Health Hospital/Paradise Valley and Jary Barreto Crisis Center assisting individuals in crisis. Dr. Abel has assisted homeless veterans gain access to resources and support at the annual VVSD Stand Down in San Diego, CA.
Affiliations: Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Aloha Psych Associates in Coronado, CA providing individualized psychotherapy services to adults with a client-centered emphasis on CBT, mindfulness and self-acceptance approaches.
Philosophy: According to Dr. Abel, “I believe therapy is all about building a supportive relationship so an individual can gain insight into aspects of their life, feel more empowered to tackle challenges, explore past and current relationships, and develop greater levels of self-acceptance, coping, and balance in life.” She also believes, “there is no limit to what you can achieve when you have the support to realize your potential.”