Who I Am
Abigail H. Piron, M.S., LCPC
- BA in sociology from the University of Colorado, Boulder
- Attended courses in marketing and merchandising from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, San Francisco
- Master’s degree in Counseling with an emphasis in marriage and family from Northwest Nazarene University
- Certified in Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals
After living in San Francisco for 8 amazing years that fulfilled meeting my husband, starting a successful retail business together, welcoming our two children, and then left us searching for a better quality of life and a slower pace to raise our family and beloved golden retriever, we decided to load up the car and landed in Boise, Idaho.
Boise has been a community that has provided amazing friendships and opportunities for our family. While leaving the California coast was difficult, we have made a commitment to get back to the ocean any chance we get.
Spending time with my kids and husband is my priority, but I am grateful that I have a career that I am passionate about and look forward to going to “the office” each day. When I am not at home or work, you can find me on the trails with our dog running or hiking or on my yoga mat. Exercise tends to be my “therapy” – that and laughing – both of which I make a goal to do each day!
What I Believe In
One of the most valuable gifts one can give themselves is self-awareness. Oftentimes, people begin to identify with their problems and struggles, and the hardest thing to do is change because that could be viewed as a loss of self. I acknowledge that a decision to come into counseling is a courageous act, and I am committed to meeting the client where they are in their personal journey through compassion and in a non-judgmental way.
The Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts:
I believe that we exist as a result of our relationships, what we value, what we eat, and how we take care of our body and mind. This is something each of us has to work hard to maintain and will have different perspectives on. I approach the counseling journey as not a temporary “fix” but encouraging the client (or family) to adapt to a way of life through healthy living and life choices.
I believe we all have inherent strengths that sometimes become lost in a world of distraction, comparison, and competition. I aim to work with the client in identifying their strengths through focusing on the three Cs: connectedness, courage, and capability. We are all striving for goals of security, belongingness, significance, and success. It is my hope that through a collaborative process, these goals are met through positive life choices and healthy relationships.
What I Do
I enjoy working with clients of all ages, but I have specific experience with adolescents and individuals of all ages and marriage and family therapy. I aim to help clients, couples, and families through a collaborative process focusing on the inherent strengths we all possess. I work with: stress and anxiety due to life transitions, parent-child relationships, divorce, parenting, family conflict, depression, wellness, lifestyle changes, and life coaching.
My approach to counseling is through family-systems theory, Adlerian psychology, and holistically from a mind-body connection framework. The key concepts that I identify most with are choice, encouragement, understanding the meaning of life, acceptance of who we are as unique individuals, and the incorporation of exercise and overall wellness.
I’d love to connect with you to discuss how I can help you with your journey.
Please feel free to call me at
(208) 841-9879 or fill out the form below, and I’ll get in touch with you as soon as I can. Thank you!