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Meet The Cove's Clinical Team: Therapist Abby Alldread, MS, LCMHC-A, LCAS-A

Abby Alldread

Welcome to our Employee Spotlight series, where we take a moment to recognize the incredible individuals who drive the heartbeat of our organization. Our hope is to shine a light on the diverse talents, unique personalities, and wonderful achievements of the people who make up our treatment community. We invite you to get to know the faces behind Momentum's success stories and learn more about the people who make our workplace a vibrant and dynamic home.


What do you enjoy most about working here?


Hands down the best part of what we do is getting to invest in client's lives and get to know them on a personal level rather than strictly clinical. Not many people can say they start their work mornings playing pickleball or learning to make sushi with an incredible group of women. I love being able to hold space for these girls whether it be in navigating past traumas, supporting healing in their families, or just sitting on the floor making bracelets and coloring.


Can you share a memorable moment or achievement during your time at the company?


My most memorable moment with the team would likely be the first time I was able to learn and participate in the psychodrama we do in the family workshops. It is a space where I am able to be creative and attuned to the people around me, as well as watch families heal and mend relationships (or simply take the steps in that direction) in real time. Being a part of these moments energizes me and gives me a deep sense of gratitude for the work we get to do.


Outside of work, what are your hobbies or interests?


I love art of any kind, whether it be creating or viewing. My favorite medium is watercolor. When I am able to sit down and paint, I am my happiest self. I can also be found with my nose in a book at any given time, or going on bike rides in the afternoon with my husband. And of course, I can't live by the beach and not mention spending time in the water.


If you could give one piece of advice to new employees, what would it be?


Don't put too much pressure on yourself. The most authentic work with our clients comes from putting down expectations and showing up as your authentic self. They feel it too, and are more likely to feel safe and settled when we lose the "textbook" exterior. Our clients are pushed to be brave and vulnerable during their time here, the least we can do is be genuine and compassionate in return.