Abbe Payne - Meili

Clinical MSW Candidate

Abbe is a MSW Candidate at Columbia University School of Social Work. Abbe has previous experience working in health and wellness and people management and believes whole-heartedly in a strengths-based therapy with special emphasis on a holistic, mind-body approach. She is interested in working with a variety of populations to deepen client’s understanding of trauma, depression and anxiety and processing grief. Abbe uses tools like MI (motivational interviewing) and CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy) to create a collaborative experience for clients. By meeting clients where they are, without judgement, Abbe hopes to celebrate her client’s strengths while working through any and all mental health concerns

Supervised by: Kilya India Walsh, LMSW Master CASAC, CCTP
"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."
-Rumi