Meet the Staff

Alya Abbed, LCPC


Alya "Al" Abbed is a licensed therapist in our Normal IL, office. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and her Master's degree in Counseling from Oakland University in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Al has 18 years of experience in the mental health field working with children, adolescents, and adults. Her clinical expertise is the treatment of cumulative trauma across the lifespan including PTSD, physical/sexual/emotional abuse and sexual assault. She is formally trained in EMDR, Theraplay, and trauma-informed sexual assault. Al's therapeutic modality of choice is EMDR alongside client-centered talk, play, and art therapies. Through a trust-based therapeutic relationship, she is committed to fostering acceptance, healing, and growth, in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Al is humbled to be able to walk alongside her clients on their healing journey.