Abigail Makepeace is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is a writer, speaker, and thought leader on trauma’s impact on relationships. Her TEDx presentation on Parental PTSD brought attention to the role Post Traumatic Stress Disorder plays in parenting for survivors of childhood abuse. She has been featured as a trauma therapist on the Huff Post and can be heard as a guest therapist on shows such as, "Rize Up!"on Dash Radio. Mrs. Makepeace teaches workshops internationally and works actively in the field of trauma relief. She works with clients online, throughout CA, and in-person at her office in Los Angeles, CA.
Abigail Makepeace began as an actress and studied theater at Carnegie Mellon University. Upon graduation, she accepted the position of Theater Director for the Black Eyed Peas Peapod Music and Arts Academy. She also taught acting workshops throughout the United States and provided special theater training for industry professionals such as the performers of Cirque Du Soleil.
Witnessing the therapeutic healing powers her students experienced through art, Abigail decided to pursue a masters degree in psychology and graduated with honors from Antioch University. Her graduation was followed with an internship at the renowned Southern California Counseling Center, where she gained experience working with clients with different backgrounds and issues. Pulling from her love for both acting and psychology, Abigail wrote and starred in the award-winning film, "Pale Blue, " in which she portrayed the role of an expectant mother struggling with a debilitating mental illness.