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Community Counseling Program Counselors

Our team of licensed mental health practitioners provides accessible and affordable behavioral health care where you live, work and learn.
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Abigail Niebrugge, PLMHP

It was a family member’s personal experience with mental health challenges that inspired Abigail Niebrugge, PLMHP, to pursue a career in counseling.

“I never understood what was happening, but I wanted to help, and I didn’t know how to at the time,” said Niebrugge, who sees clients through the Methodist Hospital Community Counseling Program. “After learning and gaining knowledge about mental health, I was hooked. I knew this was the field I wanted to be in.”

Although she enjoys working with clients of all ages, she’s especially passionate about adolescents and young adults.

“I enjoy being part of someone’s journey and watching them grow into who they want to be,” Niebrugge said. “Everyone’s journey is different, and when you watch them succeed and reach their full potential, it’s honestly one of the most rewarding things.”

She often incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and reframing practices in her work, and she’s dedicated to providing a safe, encouraging and nonjudgmental space while injecting a little humor, when appropriate.

“Because we need to laugh and take a little mental break sometimes,” she said.

In her free time, Niebrugge enjoys watching horror movies – “with extra-butter popcorn and M&Ms,” of course – and a variety of TV shows. She also enjoys watching and playing sports.