As Director of the Neurofeedback Program at Achieve Concierge, Dr. Abel provides high-quality care in Neurofeedback (also known as EEG Biofeedback) to adults and children to address concerns with sleep, anxiety, focus and concentration, trauma, executive functioning, cognitive over-arousal, TBI, substance abuse, disordered eating, enhancing sports performance and more. Dr Abel provides an in-depth evaluation session to determine course of treatment, development of individualized treatment goals, oversight of patient care, and collaboration with other providers.
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 patients 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 Neurobehavioral Clinic (PNBC) providing neuropsychological assessment, therapy and HRV 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. During her training, Dr. Abel has had an additional 2 years of experience as a Psychological Assistant conducting court-mandated Child Welfare Services and Juvenile Hall assessments for judicial review. 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.
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.