New Momentum Health & Wellness
Dr. Abraham Shanklin is a Board Certified Clinical Christian Counselor based in the Baltimore, MD area who offers both in-person therapy, teletherapy, and telecoaching to clients living in MD and across the country. He specializes in depression, anxiety disorders, and social anxiety, life transitions, identity development, academic and career challenges, marriage, family, and relationships.
Dr. Shanklin sees a wide range of clients, including teens, college students and young adults, couples, families, parents, and adults across the lifespan. Many of his clients are navigating major life transitions or coming-of-age issues, including figuring out who they are and what they value. He also helps clients tackle the psychological challenges inherent in pursuing ambitious and innovative life ventures, whether in their professional or personal lives.
Dr. Shanklin helps her clients learn to regulate their emotions and overcome challenges by utilizing Temperament Therapy, Belief Therapy, evidence-based approaches, and mindfulness practices.
Dr. Shanklin is his clients’ biggest cheerleader, but he also challenges them to look at things from a different perspective and aim higher. His office is located near Baltimore, MD.
Message to clients
While I use familiar techniques as other providers trained in modern evidence-based approaches, you might find that my method is also distinct in some respects. The core difference is that I have an explicit, philosophically-informed perspective on human nature and thriving that shapes every aspect of my approach. This perspective is unapologetically faith-oriented, and also deeply soulful; ruthlessly realistic, and also profoundly hopeful about the power of one's unfettered mind and imagination to change one's life for the better. As a result, you might find that I cheer you on with more fervor but also challenge you to think deeper, fight harder, and aim higher in the direction of your chosen vision than some other therapists might do. It also means I will strongly encourage you to challenge and push back on my perspective and will welcome honest disagreement as an opportunity for mutual exploration and learning.
One of my favorite aspects of the work I do is getting to learn and grow in step with my clients, and being inspired—even humbled—by them in turn. If any of this sounds enticing (even if a little scary) to you, we will probably work well together!
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
My process with working with customers is to start with an assessment and an overview of customer success.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a Board Certified Christian Counselor with a clinical diagnostic tool for helping clients better understand themselves. I'm also a certified belief therapist, temperament counselor, and certified life coach. I'm open to all faiths, beliefs, and non-traditional backgrounds.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
I offer a sliding fee scale for services.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with children, youth, young adults, individuals, couples (dating, engaged, married), families, faith, no faith, nominal faith, veterans, seniors.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I'm most fond of helping a family reconcile after being estranged for years.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?
The best advice is to know not to be afraid to advocate for yourself. Self-care is not Selfish.