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About

A Little Counseling, PLLC

Overview

A Little Counseling was founded in August 2017 by Bri-Ann Richter-Abitol. Bri-Ann's purpose in opening "A Little Counseling" is to help individuals better themselves through counseling in a non-intimidating environment. A Little Counseling specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders. It is our mission to help break the stigma that is sometimes associated with counseling. We are all human and deal with everyday life issues on a daily basis. Getting "A Little Counseling" can have a lasting effect in making everyday life a little smoother.

Bri-Ann Richter-Abitol, LPC, LMHC

Bri-Ann Richter-Abitol, MS, LPC, LMHC


Bri-Ann is a graduate of Long Island University, C.W. Post's CACREP Certified Master's program in School Counseling with an Advanced Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She graduated as a member of Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society which recognizes high attainment in the persuit of academic and clinical excellence in the field of counseling. She has had many years of experience interning and working with children in schools and in a psychiatric inpatient unit. Her proudest and closest to heart experience was training and working under Jeffrey A. Roosa, LCSWR of Roosa Counseling Services, where she served as a Staff Therapist for years. Bri-Ann saw adults and couples on top of working with Jeff in his successful play therapy program.

Bri-Ann has always held an interest in helping people and the counseling field. Dating back to her childhood, she could be found pretending to have her own practice and clients. During her time as an undergraduate in Psychology at the University at Albany she joined the Middle Earth Peer Assistance Hotline Program where she helped students cope with emotional, social and other life issues. She has always loved working with children and adolscents which is why prior to becoming a Clinical Mental Health Counselor she obtained a Master's of Science in School Counseling.

Bri-Ann's true passion (besides her two little girls) is to provide cognitive behavioral therapy to children, adolescents, adults and couples. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy as her theoretical orientation. This theory assumes that faulty thinking patterns cause maladaptive behaviors. She works with her clients to change irrational thoughts and/or behaviors in order to make progress and reach their therapeutic goals. She specializes in anxiety and anger management, improving relationships and coping skills.


Accepting Children & Adolescents for Play Therapy

Meet Bri-Ann

Emily Munier, LPCA, CRC

Emily Munier, MS, LPCA, CRC


A Little Counseling is so excited to welcome our newest therapist, Emily Munier to our staff. Emily received a Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She spent six years conducting research and working in a clinical setting with young children and adolescents experiencing stressful life situations and a variety of mood disorders. Emily further strengthened her skills during an internship in Raleigh where she provided counseling services to adolescents and adults. She enjoys counseling individuals of all ages: and all cultures including people of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

Emily was inspired to become a mental health counselor by seeing her mother’s success as a children’s counselor. She saw the positive impact her mother had on families and realized that becoming a counselor and being there for people when they need it most would fulfill her career goals. Emily strongly believes in the power of recreation for improving overall mental health. She loves the outdoors, her adorable dog “Manny” and has recently taken up the guitar!

After reading the A Little Counseling website, Emily instantly connected with Bri-Ann’s ideals of therapy and reached out to join the team. Emily is also very passionate about helping individuals with their anxiety! She believes anxiety and depression are incredibly common concerns that often accompany transitions, stressors or come out of the blue. Regardless of the severity, she believes that there is always room to help you feel more secure with yourself and others!

In addition to seeing adults, Emily is working directly with Bri-Ann in the play therapy program. Welcome Emily!!!!


Accepting Adult Clients with Select Insurances, Please Call for List

Meet Emily

Be Our Guest

Our Office

It was our goal to create a space that is warm, welcoming and appeals to both children and adults. We want our clients to feel comfortable when visiting the office. We invite you to enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee from our "coffee station", watch TV, surf your phone or relax while waiting for your child or appointment. Our staff is friendly and dresses casually, no suits here -- we find this to be helpful when working with children!

Organizations & Memberships

Our Affiliations

We are devoted to bettering our company so we've established affiliations with industry partners. These organizations elevate our services by keeping us informed of new regulations and breakthroughs in our field.

American Counseling Association
Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling
North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
Psychology Today - Verified Member

Let's Break the Stigma, We All Have Issues

Everyone Can Benefit from “A Little Counseling”