Dr. Abby Brown

Director of Training & RODBT Services
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Abby Brown, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, is an enthusiastic and dedicated in-office and online therapist in Chicago who specializes in the treatment of emerging adult and adult populations who are struggling with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, body image concerns, maladaptive perfectionism, obsessive compulsive personality disorder, work/life balance and relationship difficulties and general life stressors

About Dr. Brown

Dr. Brown holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler University (formerly Adler School of Professional Psychology). Prior to joining Cityscape Counseling, she worked and trained in residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient settings, including Eating Recovery Center in Chicago and Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, where she treated individuals with eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, and co-occurring issues including substance abuse and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). She completed her doctoral internship at Northwestern University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and clinical training at Purdue University Calumet’s Counseling Center, successfully working with university undergraduate and graduate student populations.

Dr. Brown‘s clinical work is informed by evidence-based treatments including Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RODBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (ERP), and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). She is fully trained in RODBT, and received the 2019 RODBT Clinical Scholar award, which was awarded to her by Dr. Tom Lynch, the treatment developer of RODBT. Dr. Brown has presented nationally on topics including the treatment of RODBT for chronic depression and eating disorders.

A Note From Dr. Brown

I decided to become a therapist because I was always curious about what makes people tick. It’s been the most rewarding journey to stand (or sit!) alongside my clients as they courageously look at their lives with curiosity and an openness to learn and grow.

My personal therapy style is best described as direct, humorous, and most importantly, one that prioritizes mutual respect. In my spare time I enjoy riding my bike, hanging out with my dog, and traveling.

While her office is located in downtown Chicago next to Millenium park for in-person sessions, she also welcomes and serves clients for online therapy from anywhere in Illinois. Clients from the Chicagoland area may choose in-office or online therapy and usually commute from surrounding areas such as River North, South Loop, West Loop, Gold Coast, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lake View, Logan Square, Wicker Park, Bucktown and many more.