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Angel Damara, LCSW, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Depression
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About me

Hello. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). I attained a Master’s Degree in Social Work at Walla Walla University in 2010. I have 15 years experience in mental and behavioral health working with people of all ages in both addictions and mental health. For the past 6 ½ years, I worked at the VA helping Veterans address symptoms associated with PTSD, Insomnia and nightmares, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, chronic pain, addictions, psychosis, and other mental health disorders.

I am a transpersonal therapist which means I take a holistic, therapeutic approach that incorporates spiritual wisdom and traditions with modern psychotherapies to promote healing and growth. I use a variety of evidenced-based and best practices such as: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT and CBT-CP (VA certification in chronic pain management using CBT)), and Motivational Interviewing techniques along with cultivating greater spiritual awareness to enhance interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, and increase meaning and purpose in ones’ life. Overall, value is placed on self-awareness and open-mindedness for both the therapist and client in an honest, mindful, and non-judgmental space. Let’s take a healing journey together starting right where you are at to reach your goals and achieve more meaning in your life. I look forward to meeting you!

Professional experience

16yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Services offered

Video
Phone
Messaging

License information

OR LCSW L6129

WA LICSW LW61441333

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Angel Damara. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

From our very first session I knew it was going to be different from anyone else that I had seen before. I’ve had great therapists, but something just clicked with Angel. I think what makes a great therapist is someone who is open to meet the client where they are at. Understanding that everyone is an individual and the approach will have to look different for everyone. It’s the first time I’ve been open to exploring things I’ve always noticed about myself and Angel creates the environment for that. I’ve never been excited for sessions, I usually dread them, but with Angel I just want to keep talking and learning.

Written on Aug 16, 2023 after therapy with Angel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I clicked with Angel right away. She is compassionate and kind in her approach, and she's not afraid to tell the hard truth for the betterment of growth. Glad we were paired!

Written on Jul 26, 2023 after therapy with Angel for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Angel has been incredibly supportive and helpful to me. I look forward to continuing to work with her and am very grateful to have been matched with her. Thank you!

Written on Jun 15, 2023 after therapy with Angel for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I am so thankful to have matched with Angel! She is so compassionate and knowledgeable. So excited to keep learning from her, after two sessions so far!

Written on Apr 18, 2023 after therapy with Angel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

We pair well together. I am happy that she has been able to get through to me on many situations.

Written on Apr 18, 2023 after therapy with Angel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I have found Angel to be a knowledgeable and experienced therapist. She was very quickly able to understand my concerns, identify my problem areas and give me great examples and ways to deal with immediate problems at hand. It has been only two sessions so far and I have a long way to go before I deal with all my issues but I am already seeing hope.

Written on Feb 04, 2023 after therapy with Angel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse