JFSGNH Welcomes Daisy Abbott As Mental Health Clinical Director

JFS of Greater New Haven is thrilled to welcome Daisy Abbott, LCSW as the new Mental Health Clinical Director. Daisy comes with over twenty years’ experience providing therapy to  a wide variety of people from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds.

In her new position, Daisy looks forward to leading JFS in community-based solutions that make real change in a diverse and ever fluid environment. The idea is not only to provide counseling, but also advocacy, solution-focused and crisis intervention, case management, and discharge planning. Community, the value of tradition, culture and diversity are crucial in both Daisy’s clinical and personal practice. 

Daisy’s therapeutic approach stems from a strength based and humanistic position based on the understanding that people are doing the best that they can, want to improve, and are capable of change. She incorporates a variety of interventions that include cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, trauma-informed approaches, parent management training, and solution-focused therapies. Daisy works with individuals, families and couples. Her career highlights include Director Community Based Services at Community Health Center Inc.  Before joining JFS of Greater New Haven, Daisy worked in private practice providing telehealth therapy pre and post pandemic.

A Connecticut native with her Bachelors of Science from Southern CT State University and her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University, Daisy’s history demonstrates her dedication in service. She volunteered at the Coordinating Council for Children as a Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Counselor and has received certifications in Forensic Interviewing of Children and Clinical Issues in Adoption.  Her expertise in electronic health records, program structure and implementation will assist the team as they move forward to launch Care Logic (an electronic health care record system). Daisy lives in Greater New Haven with her son. When she’s not working she enjoys yoga, gardening, and hiking. Please feel free to welcome Daisy personally at: dabbott@jfsnh.org.