Abigail Kalainikas, MSW, LCSWAAbigail Kalainikas, MSW, LCSWA

Abigail is licensed Clinical Social Worker. Abby earned her bachelor’s degree in social work at Appalachian State University in 2017 and went on to attend and graduate from the advanced standing program for her masters in social work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a concentration in direct practice with individuals and families in 2018.

Abby has completed field placements at Wilkes County Child Protective Services and at Duke University Hospital’s inpatient psychiatric unit. During her time at Duke, Abby was able to utilize different therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT ), and Motivational Interviewing to provide brief intervention and crisis stabilization for patients on the unit. Abby has worked with patients living with a wide range of behavioral health problems and enjoys working with individuals living with severe and persistent mental illnesses. She works with all clients from a strengths-based perspective and believes that each person has a unique set of strengths and needs that are useful in developing Therapeutic Treatment Plans. Abby centers her practice around the personal needs and goals of each individual.