Abby Rotter

Abby Rotter portraitTherapeutic Style: I am dedicated to establishing a supportive and nurturing environment wherein students can explore their emotions, strengthen their coping skills and prepare for demanding situations. My therapeutic approach integrates principles and techniques from both cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). In drawing upon the foundations of these practices, I help guide students towards a deeper understanding of harmful patterns in their thoughts and behaviors. In becoming more aware of these problems, students are empowered to actively develop more adaptive patterns.

Professional Interests: Prior to joining Syracuse University’s doctoral internship program, I provided therapy to diverse client populations across various settings. Much of my clinical experience has been dedicated to providing care to high-risk, suicidal individuals, both in inpatient and outpatient settings. Additionally, throughout my prior clinical rotations, I have been fortunate to work with clients presenting with various psychological concerns, including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and emotion dysregulation. My clinical interests also include the intersection of criminal law and psychology, an area that I actively explored during my tenure at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and Columbia University Irving Medical Center prior to graduate school.

Group and Liaison Roles: In prior placements, I led several groups, including a CBT group for anxiety and a DBT skills group.

Educational Background: I received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston University and a master’s degree in applied psychology from Long Island University Post. I am currently a fifth-year student in Long Island University Post’s clinical psychology doctoral program (Psy.D.).

DEIA Trainings: Gender Identity, Racial/Ethnic Identity and Sexual Identity.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers