Department: Counseling & Social Work
Office Location: Lancaster
Abby Keiser has been an adjunct professor since 2014 in the Arts and Science department and Counseling Department.
Abby Keiser’s full time position is the Family Life Services Director at COBYS Family Services in Lancaster, PA. She, oversees leadership, staff and evidence-based programing delivered in Lancaster County and surrounding areas. Her goal is to equip staff to implement programs and counseling with dignity, integrity, and compassion and providing opportunities for individuals to be equipped for the future in the field of counseling and preventive psychoeducation.
Prior to joining the COBYS team ten years ago, Abby earned a BA in Psychology and Music, as well as a Master of Science degree in Clinical Counseling. She spent time directing Kinder-Haus Nursery Day Care in New Holland, promoting community outreach and congregational care as an Associate Pastor, and was in private practice conducting clinical counseling. Currently, Abby plays an active role in her community’s initiatives to build healthy individuals and strong families, which further contributes to the expertise she brings to her role as Director of Family Life Services for COBYS.
Abby has been married to her best friend, Darryl for 35 years. They have two grown children and two grandsons. Abby and her husband have been foster care parents for COBYS Family Services in the past.
MS, Clinical Counseling, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
BS, Music Education and Psychology, Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA
Principles of Sociology
World Regional Geography
Introduction to Economics
Trauma Counseling–Master’s level
Critical Incident Stress Management
Systems of Counseling I
Systems of Counseling II
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