Abbe Payne-Meili (she/her/hers)

Accepting Clients

When life feels chaotic, you can always return to your breath to find calm and reclaim your center.

Addictions Counselor in New York, NY
Supervised by Michael Sands, LCSW-R

About My Clients

Many women struggle with anxiety or building healthy relationships because we’re socialized to people please, be polite at all costs, and say yes when we mean no. Most of us were never taught to set healthy boundaries, stand up for ourselves, or express our needs, which can lead to feeling disrespected, taken advantage of, and undervalued. At Resilience Lab my work is centered around empowering women to tune into their inner wisdom and speak up so they can move through life with confidence.

My Background and Approach

The expectations placed on women can cause us to lose touch with ourselves or tune out our inner voice. Setting boundaries and advocating for ourselves are skills many of us need to learn to protect our mental health. By integrating mindfulness with techniques to rewire your thoughts, I create a space for identifying your needs and putting yourself first.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Connection, understanding, and care of the mind is supplemented by connection to the physical body. Because of this, I managed a yoga studio for several years, and I continue teaching and practicing as a member of Brooklyn’s yoga community outside of therapy. In addition to the physical body, our connection to nature provides immense healing. For this reason, I aim to be outside, hiking, biking, or just walking my dog as much as I can—and encourage my clients to do the same.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Golden Rule
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • All Savers
  • UMR
  • Wellfleet
  • United Healthcare UMR
  • UMR - United Medical Resources
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Surest
  • United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR)
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Atheism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 150/session


833-775-6252 Email Abbe
928 Broadway
Suite 500
New York, NY 10010

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