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!
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 Problems, 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, 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
OR LCSW L6129
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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
Very caring and a good listener.
Written on Feb 03, 2023 after therapy with Angel for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I was a little skeptical about actually finding a therapist I would "click" with and actually want to meet with on a weekly basis but I was pleasantly surprised at how much of a match Angel was to what I was looking for in a therapist and, for the first time in my life long relationship with therapy, feel like I've found someone I actually want to talk to on an ongoing basis and I'm thankful that this platform "matched" me with her. I would highly recommend giving Betterhelp a chance if you are looking for more affordable access to great therapists.
Written on Jan 13, 2023 after therapy with Angel for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and adhd
Angel is exactly what I was looking for in a therapist
Written on Dec 06, 2022 after therapy with Angel for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
Angel was very knowledgeable and patient. I felt very safe talking with her.
Written on Oct 21, 2022 after therapy with Angel for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Angel has been an incredible light in my life. Her knowledge, advice, and encouragement have helped me tremendously. I still have a long way to go on my mental health journey, but I feel blessed to have Angel by my side to help guide me in the right direction.
Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Angel for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes