Hello! My name is Abraham Knowles and am a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience in Florida. I earned my Master’s degrees in Social Work and Public Health from the University of South Florida in 1995. I have since worked as a school social worker and also have worked in a variety of other fields including community mental health, substance abuse, and home health.
I have worked with clients in a variety of modalities including individual, group, and family counseling as well as case management. I draw from a variety of counseling approaches but mostly cognitive behavioral and humanistic/ client centered therapies. I have helped clients with many presenting problems especially depression, anxiety, and trauma.
My approach through the BetterHelp platform involves individual sessions and messaging with the teenager, conjoint sessions with the parent and child to improve relationships, and guidance to the parent through messaging and sessions to help best parent and improve the relationship. To best make improvements, I keep what that the teen shares confidential although I will encourage the adolescent to share important issues and will directly share any serious life-threatening or caregiver abuse/ neglect issues.
Outside of my work as a therapist/ social worker, I enjoy reading, movies, and theater and spending time with my wife (married 28 years), son (22), daughter (18), and grandson (1) at their various activities. I have been a volunteer with my church’s youth group for over 20 years.
It takes courage to seek support to work through difficult issues and I’m proud of you and your teen for taking that first, very important step. I love listening to and supporting people through difficult circumstances and working with them to develop and implement a plan for improvement. I would love to work with your child and you to provide support and assistance as you both work toward symptom reduction, confidence, improved relationships, life purpose, and positive change.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Emptiness , Family Problems , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Post-traumatic Stress , Self-Harm , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #SW5307 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Abraham Knowles. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.
Abraham has all of the relaxation of speaking to a regular person, while ticking all the right official boxes of addressing your issues and not just chit chatting. It is a very comfortable way to make progress at your own pace without feeling obligated. Also I don't feel judged whiled speaking with him.
He listens well and I feel comfortable talking to him. Great Counselor.
Counselor Knowles’ is top notch. Kind, unwavering, firm but caring. Exactly the type of help my son needs to cope & overcome his OCD.
He's very knowledgeable and I feel like he knows my concerns and is actively working to help me.
Thank you for be my only support in all this
Great so far. Approachable, effective & quite structured. Recap at the start of each session advantageous for jogging my memory. Thank you thus far Abraham. I look forward to the timely process and ultimately growth and progress.
I really like Abraham
I would recommend Abraham without a second thought. He's supportive, even in bad situations, he's empathetic and has a good sense of what's going on even when not communicating.
Abraham´s kind and understanding personality, mixed with experience and professionalism makes me confident in his ability to help me. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending him to any one of my friends or family.
I made connection with Abraham from day one. He showed me empathy which extremely important to me during my time of mourning.