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Meet our Staff

Andrea Abadie
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Andrea Abadie, MS, LPC

Andrea is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in trauma with children and teens, behavior issues with children and teens, parenting, attachment, and mood disorders. She completed both her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling degrees from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. During her graduate studies, Andrea received specialized training with children using Play Therapy as a means to heal. Play is a child’s natural language, therefore, using play in a safe setting helps children express themselves completely. Andrea has extensive training and experience working with children and teens (ages 3-17) that have experienced trauma, and she is certified by the state of Michigan to use Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). TF-CBT is a type of therapy that teaches children and parents/guardians about trauma, how to effectively use relaxation skills, how to connect feelings to trauma, as well as how to change unhelpful thoughts and beliefs surrounding the trauma experienced. Andrea is also trained in Parenting Through Change (PTC), which is an evidence-based group therapy that empowers parents/guardians with the necessary skills to encourage cooperation in children struggling with behavior issues. Parents/guardians are the best possible teachers for their child or teen, therefore, they are very important in participating in the therapy experience. 

Andrea has a broad range of clinical skills working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families within the following areas: 

  • Mood Disorders 
  • Trauma 
  • Domestic Violence 
  • Abuse and Neglect 
  • Parenting Issues 
  • Behavior Issues 
  • Grief and Loss 
  • Foster Care and Adoption 
  • Adjustment Issues 
  • Family and Relationship Issues 
  • Communication Issues 
  • Suicide Assessment and Risk Reduction 
  • Anger and Stress Management 
  • Group Psychotherapy 
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy 
  • Substance Abuse 

Andrea’s creativity and flexibility assists in providing a non-judgemental space while providing interventions such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Parenting Through Change, Motivational Interviewing, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy for ages 3 and up. 

Ashley Crowder
In network with:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BCBS of MI
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

Ashley Crowder, MA, LPC

Ashley Crowder is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan who has 6 years experience partnering with adults and couples seeking help with marital and relationship issues, anxiety, depression, work-life balance and LGBTQ issues. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Oakland University.

Ashley utilizes relational, person-centered, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy, adapting to each person’s unique needs and collaboratively creating goals with every client that fit their personality and desired outcomes for the therapy process.

Ashley hopes to build a compassionate and caring therapeutic relationship with you that will help you to reach your goals for your life that you are choosing to work on in the therapy setting. Ashley offers unconditional positive regard and acceptance for every client she meets. She is a warm and friendly individual who invites you to open up and feel safe to be your authentic true self when in her office. Ashley also offers virtual therapy sessions if preferred.

Ashley's specialties:

  • Marriage/Relationships and Family Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Workplace stress/work-life balance
  • Grief and Loss
  • Schizophrenia/Psychotic Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Personality disorders
Alicia Thomas
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Medicare
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Alicia Thomas, LCSW

Alicia Thomas, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, whose goal is to assist her clients in finding strength, courage, and happiness. Alicia specializes in working with tweens and teens, and adults specifically in the areas of grief and loss/trauma, and anxiety/depression.  Her true passion is helping individuals realize their full potential and helping them create fulfilling possibilities for their future. In addition to Bo’s Place experience and training, Alicia is also undergoing an extensive training through the Trauma and Grief Center of Houston to help her continue her journey of working with adolescents experiencing trauma and grief.   

Alicia received her undergraduate degree from University of Michigan in 2007, and after teaching in the classroom for several years, she realized that connecting in a therapeutic space with children and teens was her true passion.  Alicia then received her Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work in 2012, and worked as a middle and high school counselor for over 6 years specializing in helping her clients cope with issues including anxiety/depression, learning disabilities, behavior management, career coaching, and mindfulness.  She has experience in working with depression, grief/trauma loss, family conflict, divorce, self-harming, emotional dysregulation and behavior issues, ADHD, parenting challenges, anger management, emotional eating, self-esteem, domestic violence, and relationship issues. Before switching to private practice, Alicia was a dedicated counselor working with students, their families, and their teachers to help discover the root cause of behavioral challenges and anxieties.  

Alicia switched from school based clinical counseling to private practice recently and is very excited for this chapter of her life, where she can truly help teens, families, parents, and adults therapeutically from start to finish.  Her assessment and therapy approach is truly strengths based and focused on root cause so that healing can happen from within. 

Certifications/Licenses

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners (TSBSWE)—License 56521
  • Field Instructor, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work
  • 2017, Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents In Training 

 

Additional Training:

  • Facilitator for Love U2® Curriculum, Child Builders
  • Good Grief for Kids, Bo’s Place

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rk diligently to achieve any child and parental goals. A firm believer that early detection/ treatment of childhood problems is the key for the development into a healthy adult. She works closely with parents and family members, as they play a crucial role in the child's successes. Always interested in expanding her knowledge base and keeps informed of new information related to her specialities. An extremely good listener and communicator that takes an active role in working with children and their family. I would highly recommend Andrea to anyone that is seeking an experienced counselor for their child.

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