Chapel Hill Pediatric Psychology
Monday, October 25, 2021

Abby Pressel, Ph.D.

Dr. Pressel is a licensed psychologist and graduate of Yale University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received her doctorate in clinical psychology.
Dr. Pressel conducts therapy and assessments with children, adolescents,  young adults, and their families.
Her expertise includes adjustment to separation and divorce, anxiety, depression, school stress, and interpersonal relationships.
She uses cognitive-behavioral techniques to help clients identify the thinking patterns and behaviors that can lead to positive change, with an understanding of the many ways clients interact with their families and broader communities.
As a diagnostic evaluator, Dr. Pressel investigates for the presence of learning disabilities, ADHD, and other psychological disorders as well as for early kindergarten and academically gifted school placements.
She conducts classroom observations and works with teachers, parents, and other professionals to develop educational plans to help children and adolescents reach their academic potential.
With college students and young adults, Dr. Pressel works in a range of areas, including psychological adjustment, life stage issues, goal setting, and interpersonal relationships.
She also counsels couples and is trained in research-based cognitive-behavioral couples therapy.
Dr. Pressel previously served as a clinical asst professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a member of the North Carolina Psychological Association.