Abigail “Abby” Daum, LLMSW, received her graduate degree from the University of Michigan. She has worked primarily with adults, assisting individuals navigating life experiences and challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use.
Abby is committed to creating a safe space where folks feel heard, seen, and validated. She sees herself as a collaborative guide walking alongside her clients, utilizing a strengths-based perspective to help individuals tap into their inner resources while navigating concerns with low self-esteem, feelings of inadequacy, imposter syndrome, perfectionism, and general uncertainty about where to start.
Abby is committed to empathic awareness and presence, cultural humility, active listening, and intentional space and rapport building. She serves from an antiracist, a queer and/or trans/GNC affirming, and an all bodies all sizes framework.
She helps clients build and practice concrete skills, identify and honor their core values, achievements and passions, boundary setting and maintenance, goal progress, and tending to their wellness within the context of their life. Abby embraces the celebration of successes with her clients, no matter how small or insignificant they may seem to be.
Knowing from her professional and personal experiences, which include her own path to wellness and a number of years working with families experiencing homelessness, she is aware that we all need and benefit from support along the way even though asking for help can be hard, awkward, uncomfortable, or even deemed unnecessary.