Abby Spencer

Abby joined the CAPS team in 2013, after several years of working in high school and community college settings. She has a masters degree in social work from Smith College and a bachelor’s degree in public and international affairs from Princeton University. Abby has training in integrated care, brief therapy and psychodynamic therapy, as well as specific techniques such as motivational interviewing, mindfulness, solution focused therapy, CBT, DBT and ACT.  Abby enjoys supporting students’ success and well being by fostering self compassion, healthy relationships and life balance.


  • MSW - Smith College
  • BA - Princeton University

My favorite thing about working at CAPS

Being part of a multidisciplinary team of professionals from whom I learn every day, and part of the larger learning community of CU.

Areas of interest

Integrated care, group therapy, mood and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders and training new professionals.