Layal Abadi, PhD

We all face life circumstances that are stressful. Psychotherapy can be a safe and compassionate place where you could get help in working through your distress. Making the decision to begin therapy is both difficult and courageous. I offer individual and couples psychotherapy for anyone seeking insight, change, and relief in their lives. I strive to promote healing, offering a safe and nurturing environment that fosters self-compassion, collaboration, self-understanding, and an appreciation of the diverse and resilient individuals that we are.

I have had many unique life experiences having lived in several countries around the world. I am fluent in more than one language, have a special understanding of different cultures, and understand the importance of a client’s culture and background. I understand the importance of finding the right, multi-disciplinary approach tailored to the needs of my clients that takes into consideration background, unique life experiences, and what my clients want to change.

I have extensive training experience working with individual across the lifespan. I have a special interest in working with individuals recovering from trauma, including complex trauma. My research has been in the area of Intimate Partner Violence in the college-age populations and understanding the impact on mental health and coping mechanisms. I also have experience in working with individuals struggling with depression, anger, relationship issues, anxiety, personality disorders, and life transitions. I utilize empirically supported treatments in working together with my clients help them live more of the life they want. I have training and experience in Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

I look forward to talking with you soon!

To learn more, visit my Psychology Today profile.
You can contact Layal at or call 313-903-4098.