Abby McClelland


Abby McClelland


Abby McClelland, MA, MSW, LCSWC, is a clinically certified Mental Health Therapist with many years of in-patient, PHP level and out-patient experience of treating eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, relationship problems. Abby is a compassionate, caring, curious, and open minded licensed professional with a track record of successful implementation of effective treatment plans for adolescent and adult clients struggling with mental health and emotional disorders. She has expertise in DBT and CBT, with experience of treating both males and females across a broad spectrum of ages, races, economic, and multi-ethnic diversities.

“I welcome you to my practice and want you to know that over many years, I have worked with clients who have suffered from a great variety of issues and who have recovered hope and been able to successfully ‘reset’ their lives. My clients often feel stuck initially due to possible depression, trauma, anxiety, relationship problems, eating disorders, or other addictions, or some combination of these. Through our therapeutic relationship, life skills through DBT work, and new perspectives through CBT work, you will be empowered to create a life worth living.”

Abby, who has two masters degrees, has been fortunate to work with major mental health institutions to develop her therapeutic skills as part of a team devoted to individualized care. Her most recent position was at the “The Center A Place of Hope” in Edmonds Washington, an internationally renowned PHP level treatment center focusing on depression and anxiety, eating disorders, addictions and trauma. Prior to that Abby worked for many years at Rimrock Foundation, a respected national addictions treatment center located in Billings, Montana. Abby specialized in eating disorder issues at both institutions, and implemented and managed DBT programs for individuals and groups at these institutions. She has extensive experience working closely with psychiatrists in her work at both institutions.

Abby is married, with four grown children, three grandchildren, and lives with her husband, an attorney and businessman, in Ballard. She is an avid Seahawks fan, loves the arts, and enjoys her grandchildren, walking, fitness classes, yoga, and cooking.

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