About me

Hello!
Thank you for checking my profile! I have a Master of Science in Counseling from a CACREP accredited school earned in 2017 at Capella University. I am a fully Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC), license number 6401019101. I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors, certificate number 1378303. Due to my NCC, I regularly participate in continued education courses to ensure I am using evidence-based techniques.

My areas of special training and experience include motivational interviewing, cognitive behavior therapy, person-center/client centered, mindfulness, forgiveness therapy, depression, anxiety, abuse, reintegration due to incarceration, families with a loved one incarcerated, creating boundaries, self-care, post-traumatic stress, insecurities, grief/loss, anger, and general life dissatisfaction.

My approach to therapy is called eclectic. This is a philosophy of Psychotherapy utilizes techniques and theories from all approaches. I have found that certain approaches do not work for some clients. I have found that using a wide variety of techniques help to customize treatment specifically for the client. These techniques are likely to include dialogue, exploring your expectations, exploring your perceptions/beliefs/attitudes, interpretation, cognitive reframing, mindfulness, awareness exercises, self-monitoring experiments, self-care training, aroma therapy, visualization, journal keeping, drawing, and reading books. I strive to empower the people I work with while providing a safe place for people to grow, learn, or change.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MI LPC 6401019101


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Angel Paluskas. 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.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Angel for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Angel is an amazing therapist who I recommend 100%. She is such a kind soul, I feel so safe with her. She has helped me for more than 6 months now with anxiety grief and I am so thankful for her kindness, her humorous yet professional approach, her advice and expertise!

Written on Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with Angel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

I've only had a couple sessions but I am very optimistic, I'm excited to continue to work more with Angel.

Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Angel for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Angle you are very kind and understanding! I really enjoy appreciate your input.

Written on Aug 11, 2022 after therapy with Angel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Angel has been so lovely to work with, I have gone from feeling like I will be stuck in a state of anxiety forever to feeling hopeful and pretty calm quite quickly. She has recommend multiple tools I can use ongoingly so I feel like I know what to do whenever anxiety pops up. Highly recommended - thank you Angel!

Written on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Angel for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Angel is amazing. She has helped guide me to recognise and step into my own strength.

Written on Jul 20, 2022 after therapy with Angel for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Angel lives upto her name ;)
Seriously though, this woman is amazing at what she does.
And what she does is get you thinking in the right mindset.

Written on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Angel for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Angel continues to help me work through my issues within my relationship and job along with helping me to recognize and cope with my past traumas. She asks questions and suggests solutions to my problems, and I look forward to continuing my therapy with her.

Written on Jul 01, 2022 after therapy with Angel for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I would HIGHLY recommend working with Angel. She was thoughtful, kind, and gave me fantastic, practical tips to help me address issues around stress and anxiety.

Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Angel for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Angel is the best therapist I have ever had, she is so kind, compassionate, and human in her interactions with me, and I really enjoy our sessions together. I could not recommend Angel more.

Written on May 22, 2022 after therapy with Angel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem

Angel always makes me feel like she knows exactly what to do which is what I have been missing in my life so far

Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Angel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Angel is a wonderful therapist. She was extremely helpful and understanding. I definitely felt like my issues were being heard and she offered helpful suggestions and homework to help guide me towards solutions to the stress and anxiety I was experiencing.

Written on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Angel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Awesome therapist. Angel gently understands the things you are struggling with but is also not afraid to point out the ways you need to be better to yourself. Kind of of like a good friend that wants what's best for you. :) Would highly recommend!

Written on Feb 17, 2022 after therapy with Angel for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I’m really enjoying my sessions with Angel, I come away feeling more empowered and she really helps me to untangle my thoughts and work through things. I would definitely recommend Angel.

Written on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Angel for 1 month on issues concerning depression

Angel was a very good therapist, even though she wasn't specifically trained to help me. She was very easy to talk to and kind

Written on Dec 13, 2021 after therapy with Angel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Angel has been amazing at piecing together the different aspects of my life to work collectively towards better mental health. She’s able to guide and encourage me to reflect, allowing me to consider my thoughts and life in a different way. Angel creates a safe space where I can not only be authentic, but also accountable.

Written on Dec 11, 2021 after therapy with Angel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Totally helpful

Written on Dec 09, 2021 after therapy with Angel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Working with Angel made me feel seen, heard and connected. Every session felt like a warm break from the cold world (not to be dramatic) but she shares her light and warmth it really makes for an environment that helps you to connect the dots and process everyday life.

Written on Dec 09, 2021 after therapy with Angel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Angel has been a fantastic therapist for me. My previous experiences with therapists never worked for me, but this has been a revelation of how it can work when you click with a person. She has not been shy about giving practical advice and suggesting things I can do, which is exactly what I like. Highly recommend.

Written on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Angel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Angel is a really wonderful therapist. She fulfils all of the things expected from a therapist, such as not passing judgement and providing a safe space etc.. We can also crack a joke and share a smile in between the serious work that is being done. Where she really shines is providing tools and materials to support you beyond the sessions, which makes me feel like she really wants to solve the problems rather than continue therapy for the sake of good business or any other reason. I leave each session with a game-plan and a clear path until the next session. Highly recommended.

Written on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Angel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Angel is very kind and a great listener. Very respectful and understanding. I will definitely continue to work with her.

Written on Nov 28, 2021 after therapy with Angel for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

Angel is amazing , if you are a parent struggling , she offers amazing guidance !

Written on Nov 28, 2021 after therapy with Angel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Angel has been a very receptive and responsive individual. She reads my entry’s and actively listens to me issues! I would absolutely recommend Angel to prospective therapy attendees!

Written on Nov 27, 2021 after therapy with Angel for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Angel is great. She's easy to talk to, funny, relatable, and she really listens. She asks me questions that I hadn't really considered before to get me thinking, and she lets me awkward joke my way out. I look forward to our next sessions.

Written on Nov 27, 2021 after therapy with Angel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Incredibly helpful - would recommend to any/everyone!

Written on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Angel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I thought therapy wouldn’t work for me considering that there are obvious cultural/religious etc. etc. differences between me and my therapist. My concerns were quickly diminished after the first few minutes of my first session with Angel. Thankfully we’ve only ever had constructive conversations and she helps keep my head on my shoulders. Couldn’t be happier with the decision to pursue therapy and be blessed with an Angel (no pun intended) lol.

Written on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Angel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Angel has been really supportive. I would definitely recommend her.

Written on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Angel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Very kind and understanding person. She is willing to find every way to help things better.

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