Welcome to Collaborative Care, conveniently located near the Pennybacker Bridge in Austin, TX. Here, our professionals know that mental health is a journey and they're here to help you along the way. We aim to support our patients in a safe and comfortable environment while offering them necessary comprehensive care.
Meet our team.
John Abraham, D.O.
Dr. Abraham is a general, child and adolescent psychiatrist. He completed his undergraduate training in biology at the University of Texas at Austin and completed his medical degree at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. After medical school, Dr. Abraham returned to Austin and completed residency training in adult psychiatry and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry through The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Seton Family of Hospitals. Dr. Abraham now continues his work at Collaborative Care, where he provides assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of behavioral, emotional, social, thought, and autism spectrum disorders. He is committed to providing help to patients and their families affected by mental illness.
Abby Riggs, RN, PMHNP
Abby is a family psychiatric nurse practitioner providing psychiatric care and therapy to primarily children and adolescents. She earned her BA in psychology summa cum laude from Southwestern University. Seeking a career that combined her interests in psychology and biology, she earned her BS in nursing at the University of Texas at Austin. Before becoming a nurse practitioner, Abby worked at a residential treatment center for children with psychiatric illness. There, she collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, parents, and therapists to develop and implement treatment plans for clients. That experience confirmed her desire to work as an advanced practice nurse in the area of mental health, and she subsequently earned her Master’s degree in the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Texas.
When Abby's not working, she enjoy watching movies, cooking, traveling, doing yoga, playing and coaching kickball, and spending time with her family.
Michael Ross, M.D.
Dr. Ross is a general and child and adolescent psychiatrist. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he majored in psychology. He then went on to attend medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After finishing medical school, he moved to Austin to escape the cold weather and completed both his adult psychiatry residency and then his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training at University of Texas- Dell Medical School.
Dr. Ross provides assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with a wide variety of psychiatric conditions. He has experience working with children and adolescents with prior trauma and has specific interests in managing obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, and autism spectrum disorders.
In his free time, Dr. Ross enjoys running, reading, hiking around the Greenbelt, and spending time with family.
Craig A. Russell, M.Ed, LPC
Craig A. Russell is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has served children, teens, adults, and families for over twenty-five years in his private practice. Prior to opening his therapy practice in 1992, he designed and taught a curriculum of organizational, communication, service learning, and leadership skills for middle school students, served as a middle school counselor, and then was a crisis and substance abuse counselor for a large Austin high school. He has degrees from Baylor University, The University of Texas at Austin, and Texas State University. In addition, he has professional development training and experience in play therapy techniques, grief and loss issues, adoption experience and support, and the use of therapeutic EMDR.
Over the years he has volunteered with teen and children retreats and camps including Hospice Austin’s Camp Braveheart and Mo Ranch’s Ropes Course programs. He has also happily spoken to various groups including teacher in-services, Gladney adoptive parents groups, UT Social Work School classes, and various parenting and school groups as requested.
Craig and his wife, Melissa, a Hospice Austin chaplain, have three sons. He is grateful for their helpful, humbling, and willing participation in his personal growth. As a counselor, he is committed to a caring, supportive, collaborative working relationship with his clients.