Dr. Abtin is a psychologist endorsed by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Dr. Abtin had been a consultant for St. Luke's Hospital Bariatrics Surgery Team in Phoenix and provided psychological testing reports for patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Since 2005, she provided ongoing Substance Abuse and Adult Responsibility seminar series for the Arizona Courts Diversion Program. She conducts various seminars including the entertaining "the Couples and Marriage Tune-up" seminar series which has received excellent reviews from the participants and the Tucson community. She has frequently been invited to speak to audiences on various topics such as depression and anxiety for various Tucson organizations. She has served as consultant to Primary Care Physicians, psychiatrists, lawyers, Employee Assistant Programs (EAPs) and military commanders.
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What others have said about the therapy and participation in the couples seminar with Dr. Abtin. Seminar and Therapy feedback are anonymous.
“Dr. Abtin is brilliant. She can see through my defensive and personal barriers and expose me to myself. She has a great insight into people and relationships.”
"Dr. Abtin makes therapy to look like a conversation. She uses herself as an instrument of healing. Her stories makes her therapy much more relevant, authentic and efficient..."
"Her style definitely worked for me. I made rapid changes toward recovery in areas I had struggled for years......"
“Outstanding. This seminar was emotional. It helped me to see my partner with more compassion.”
“Dr. Abtin has a great sense of humor! I learned a lot. Thank you!”
“Thank you, I am so glad I was invited. I will recommend this seminar to anyone who wants to improve their relationship with their partner.”
“I am not married or in any relationship now, but this seminar helped me to learn concepts that will help me to have a better relationship with my partner once I have one.”
“She is very wise. I wish that I had come sooner…..my life has changed to better. I know that I can achieve anything I want…"
my future is bright............"
Honors and Awards
The National Register Early Career Psychologist Credentialing Scholarship (2007). Golden War on Terrorism Service Medal, USAF (2005). National Defense Service Medal, USAF (2005). Air Force Longevity Service Award, USAF (2005). Outstanding Unit Service Award, USAF (2005). Nominated for the Air Force Psychologist of the Year Award (2004). Outstanding Achievement Award for being at the top 5% of EPPP, Davis Monthan AFB, (2004). Spalding Scholarship, (1997-2001). Nominated for Malinkrat Award in Nuclear Medicine College Scholarship Award (U of L), (1984-1988). Veterans Administration Volunteer Service Award, (1987). Psy Chi National Honor Society, Golden Key National Honor Society, 1st Place: International Drawing Competition in Korea.
Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples and Families.
Teens, Adults and Geriatrics
Psychological Assessment (Adults) Consultation, Groups Therapy and Seminars
Dr. Abtin’s therapeutic orientation is systemic. She utilizes psycho-dynamic and cognitive behavioral conceptualizations. Interventions are multi-modal and tailored to the needs of the clients. She utilizes a range of interventions based on client's therapeutic needs. She also utilizes spiritual dimensions, christian and faith based approaches when requested by the client and when it is applicable.