Abby J. Tomlin, M.S., LPC-Intern, NCC
under the supervision of
Stephen A. Armstrong, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S
Abby is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern working towards full licensure.
Education and Experience
She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations at the University of Texas – Arlington. After a five-year career in public relations and event planning, she went to graduate school to pursue a career change and her master’s degree.
She graduated in 2013 from Texas A&M – Commerce with a Master of Science in Counseling. During her clinical training, she interned at the former Boys & Girls Club and also at Hope’s Door Domestic Violence Outreach. During her time at Hope’s Door, she established a therapy group for teen mothers who were survivors of domestic violence.
Abby’s education and experience include counseling adolescents, teens, and adults, as well as utilizing play therapy with children. She is also trained in sandtray therapy, a creative and expressive counseling intervention used with children and adults. Her areas of experience and expertise include: family and domestic violence, sexual and physical abuse, suicidal ideation, anxiety disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar and mood disorders, depression, self-esteem, and establishing healthy relationships, among others.
Abby believes you are the expert of your own life and utilizes that therapeutic relationship to help you achieve greater self-awareness and progress towards personal growth, as well as helping one cope with life struggles. In play therapy, she works to establish a therapeutic relationship where the child feels safe and is able to explore and express his or herself freely. She also works collaboratively with the parents of her play therapy clients.
She approaches the therapeutic relationship with empathy and acceptance, following the research and teachings of Dr. Carl Rogers, one of the most influential American psychotherapists of the 21st century. Rogers once asked the question, “How can I provide a relationship which this person (the client) may use for his own personal growth?”
Abby grew up in Rockwall and Dallas. Her outside interests vary from reading to fashion, arts and crafting, sports (especially baseball), traveling with her husband, and hanging out with their Cavalier King Charles puppy.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Abby, phone her at 972.965.5136. She accepts credit cards, cash, or checks and can provide you with documentation to file with your insurance company.