Abby Rodriguez

Abby Rodriguez

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MSW Intern

Therapist Intern
she/her

Client Focus

  • Adults
  • Individual Therapy
  • Parent Coaching
  • LGBTQ+ Affirming, Fat Positive, Sex Positive
  • CNM, Polyam, and Kink Knowledgeable and Affirming


Therapy Types + Theoretical Approaches

Trauma-Responsive Care
Feminist Theory
Queer Theory
Health At Every Size
Attachment Theory
Harm Reduction
Social Justice
Mindfulness
Relational therapy

Areas of Expertise

Chronic Dieting

Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Epilepsy
Grief & Loss
Sex & Sexuality
Gender Identity
Relationships
Depression

Anxiety
Body Shame & Body Liberation

Education

BA - Gender and Women’s Studies, The University of Illinois at Chicago
BA - Psychology, The University of Illinois at Chicago
Master of Social Work (in progress) - The University of Iowa

Fee

Individual Therapy

50 minutes: $50-75

Parent Coaching

50 minutes: $75-100

About Abby

Hello there and welcome! I am in the last year of my Master of Social Work graduate program, and I am honored to join with you therapeutically. Whether this is your first time in therapy, or you are re-joining after time away, I aim to create a nurturing, warm, collaborative space of self-exploration and healing. Being alive is wild and beautiful, but also not without confusion, pain, and grief. My hope is that we can explore these complexities and create space for whatever it is that you bring to therapy on any given day. I am here as a warm shoulder to bear witness to your unique human experience. Whether you are grieving a loved one, struggling with disordered eating or body image issues, or experiencing other concerns, please know you do not have to bear it alone. 


I believe that healing happens in the context of building safe relationships, and I hope that our time together has the ability to create such a relationship where you can explore many sides of yourself. As a woman who is bisexual, mixed heritage, and with an invisible disability, I understand that navigating identity in the context of our binary-focused culture can be complicated. I also understand how embodying intersecting identities impact our experiences of discrimination and oppression in this world. Your experiences of being a multifaceted human in this world are honored here and held. I practice from an anti-racist, intersectional, inclusive, trauma-responsive framework. Together, we will find tools which feel supportive to you on your journey of healing and self-exploration. I look forward to working with you to find ways to live in alignment with your truth while embracing your full self.


In my free time you’ll find me outside loving the world and tending to the prairie and planting flowers! I love spending time with my goats, single black sheep, chickens, cats, and old man doggie Bo (aka The Love of My Life/aka My Handsome Ham). I enjoy time with my family, friends, and community. I’m also fond of the arts and using prairie plants and flowers as natural dyes for textile work. I’m looking forward to meeting you!

I am under the clinical supervision of Al Clifton, LMSW, Clinical Community Coordinator + Therapist.

Professional Affiliations

Our TEAM

Amanda Pouncy-Ross

Amanda Pouncy-Ross

,

LMSW

Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Coordinator + Therapist
she/they
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Al Clifton

Al Clifton

,

LMSW

CCC + Therapist
they/them
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Michelle Matthews

Michelle Matthews

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M.S.

Client Care Coordinator
they/them
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