March 12, 2013 – Abbeyfield Psychotherapy, which offers counseling and therapy services to the East Long Beach community, began service on November 1, 2012, with a “soft opening” at 5479 E. Abbeyfield St., Suite 3. Services include: assistance with depression and anxiety; stress management; addiction and recovery; conflict resolution; work and career issues; grief counseling; parenting support; couples and family counseling; attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactive disorder; and eating disorders. Abbeyfield Psychotherapy also serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community through gender identity support, sexual orientation issues and coming out assistance.  The business will host its first open house on April 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Abbeyfield Psychotherapy is looking for both new clients as well as additional area therapists seeking a professional home. For more information, call 562/498-5900 or visit www.abbeyfieldpsych.com. Pictured from left are: Tamera Benedict, practice manager; Kirsten Warren, CEO; and Michael Silverman, LCSW (licensed clinical social worker). Not pictured: Bob Orkin, PsyD (doctor of psychology); Ngina Tobias, LCSW, PPSC (pupil personnel services credential); Marcella Briceño, MFT (marriage and family therapist); and Brigitte Dutil, MFT and clinical director. (Photograph by the Business Journal’s Thomas McConville)

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