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About Allison Abrams,

As an executive coach and psychotherapist, I have worked with hundreds of executives from top-tier media, technology, and communication companies to elevate their performance while maintaining their emotional health and well-being.

What I have come to discover throughout my journey as an executive coach and therapist is that emotional health and well-being are key for executives who seek to engage and lead with creativity, innovation, and impact. Whether you are leading a new team, adjusting to a new role, or trying to create new habits, I can help you do it with passion, purpose, resilience, and courage.

Allison Abrams, LCSW
Allison Abrams, LCSW


Allison Abrams received her Executive Coaching Certification from the Center for Executive Coaching and her MSW from Hunter College. She completed her postgraduate psychodynamic training at NYU and the Contemporary Freudian Society. Additionally, she is trained in Group Dynamics, Structural Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Positive Psychology.

Allison is the co-author of “A Contemporary Approach to Clinical Supervision: The Supervisee Perspective,” published by Routledge. and the author of the Psychology Today Blog, Nurturing Self-Compassion, She is a frequent contributor to national and international publications including Business Insider, Washington Post, NBC, USA Today, BBC, HuffPost, VerywellMind, and Lyra Health. She is a member of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital and is an associate member of the American Psychological Association.

What Makes Me Unique

  • My diverse experience and cross-training in executive coaching and psychology, and in particular, my training in human behavior and group dynamics, makes me uniquely qualified. While coaching is not therapy, my deep understanding of human behavioral dynamics is essential in helping individuals and teams thrive in dynamic and fast-paced work environments.


  • As a mindfulness practitioner for over two decades, I have extensive experience teaching mindfulness techniques to executives to reduce stress, improve focus, and elevate performance. Embedded in the practice of mindfulness is self-compassion, an essential ingredient in combating imposter syndrome and other saboteurs of self-confidence faced by many in today’s competitive workforce.


  • My training in structural family systems has been highly effective in developing high-functioning teams by improving communication, reducing conflict, and strengthening relationships between team members.

  • My training and experience as a professional actor have given me the skills to help executives increase their confidence and embody their leadership roles in a powerful and authentic way.


  • As a contributor to the largest global research study on women’s confidence, I helped establish a framework to strengthen women’s confidence and presence at work, which I have implemented in individual and team coaching with numerous executives.


  • I co-designed and led happiness and well-being team programs for a Women’s Health Initiative at a large non-profit serving the entertainment industry.

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