Avigail (Abby) Lev, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in business, leadership development, organizational structure, strategy and culture. She has certifications in mediation, conflict resolution, life and executive coaching. Abby is a psychotherapist, author, coach, workshop facilitator, and consultant to individuals and companies. She has ample experience consulting with a broad range of clients from start-up entrepreneurs to senior executives and is passionate about helping people uncover the core beliefs and emotional obstacles that undermine team effectiveness.
Abby is a recognized expert in integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Schema Therapy to help improve interpersonal dynamics. ACT is a structured change process designed to improve relationships and overall well-being. She has presented her research at regional and international conferences. Her research interests include applying evidence-based principles to improve interpersonal dynamics and performance. She has co-authored two books on integrating ACT and Schema Therapy to strengthen relationships. The first, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Interpersonal Problems, is a manual for therapists. The second, The Interpersonal Problems Workbook, provides a complete protocol to help individuals overcome self-defeating patterns in both work and personal relationships.
Her forthcoming third book presents a new and innovative approach that integrates ACT and Schema Therapy to work with couples. Abby specializes in applying her expertise in couples therapy to founders, co-founders, and organizational teams, helping them to build effective, cohesive, and cooperative relationships in order to achieve success. She has developed the Workplace Schema Questionnaire (WSQ) to use with individuals in companies and organizations to help them identify the core beliefs that get in the way of effective action. Through applying techniques and tools from couples therapy, she helps leaders and teams create satisfying and effective working relationships.
Abby is committed to applying evidence-based behavioral science to help individuals and companies create and maintain a meaningful and rewarding workplace environment. She utilizes research-based interventions and assessments to measure outcomes and to monitor results so that positive changes are tracked. Abby has facilitated customized off-site events for executives and teams to help optimize performance and build authentic communication and collaboration.
To learn more about Abby, you can visit her website at www.BayAreaCBTcenter.com, her Amazon author page, or her LinkedIn profile.