Will Abshier, APCC is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC #7047). Will hails from the Gulf Coast where he spent the greater part of his childhood and adolescence exploring the pine forests and open pastures of Southeast Texas. Will believes that we each change and evolve throughout our entire lives. He believes that we can journey toward living a full and meaningful life by identifying and reconnecting with our own core values. In his clinical practice Will draws on the power of mindfulness and strengths-based therapies to guide us back to that which we value most in life. Will works to create a safe and judgement-free environment in which his clients are empowered to live authentically and discover what that means for them through the power of a strong and collaborative therapeutic relationship.
Will earned his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of San Diego in 2019 and previously received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013. Will’s passion for mental health and wellness grew out of his work facilitating support groups at his local LGBT center. He continued to gain clinical experience while serving adults living with mental illness at an outpatient program that provided clients with holistic supports to promote emotional, physical, social and vocational wellness. Will completed his clinical internship at the San Diego City College Mental Health Counseling Clinic where he provided strengths-based individual, group, couples and family counseling to a diverse population of community college students. At San Diego City College he focused on a variety of issues including major life adjustments, academic distress, generalized & social anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress, sexual assault, behavioral health concerns, substance use, and LGBTQ+ concerns, issues of gender and sexuality, issues/concerns of gender identity and sexual orientation. Will has received training in LGBTQ+ mental health, DBT, ACT, couples/family therapy, trauma-focused CBT, strengths-based interventions, mindfulness based stress reduction, motivational interviewing, positive psychology and group counseling. He is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC). Will is under the clinical supervision of Soojin Falkner, LMFT #97800.