Angela "Angie" Lester

LCSW

About Me

I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Georgia with many years working in the field of mental health. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, personality disorders and mood disorders. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is direct and solutions focused. You will be treated with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, in a non-judgmental and supportive environment. My approach combines Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral, Dialectal Behavioral, CBT-I, and Imagery Rehearsal for PTSD therapies. I will personalize our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CSW007600 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Angela "Angie" Lester. 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 by V.I. on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Angie is really wonderful and gives me great perspective and suggestions. It’s so nice to talk to her and feel heard without judgement.

Written by K.O. on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I've been meeting with Angie for 6 months now and have nothing bad to say. Everyone has different needs and wants when it comes to their mental health journey and Angie knows that. The first thing she wanted to know was what was and wasn't helpful in the past and we started with what did help. Angie goes above and beyond to customize how we help me heal and make progress. She is open, honest, upfront, knowledgable, professional, friendly, and respectable. I'm genuinely and truly grateful for all she has done for me and am relieved to have her as a therapist to support me and help me achieve my personal goals in the future.

Written by B.R. on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I can't recommend Angie enough. She listens with an extremely open mind and without judgment. She asks very thought provoking questions that lead to more discovery of otter topics of interest.

Written by A.U. on Apr 02, 2022 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love Angie! She never invalidates your issues and gives constructive resources and feedback. I have had issues with feeling comfortable with previous counselors, but she had really, really helped me be more open and honest. I couldn’t recommend her more!

Written by L.O. on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Angie can always be counted on to listen to me and help me though anything happening in life.

Written by J.O. on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Angela is really helping me out a lot

Written by A.N. on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 2 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Angie has been a wonderful counselor. Her insight and advice have been so helpful for me. I highly recommend her!

Written by A.M. on Jan 30, 2022 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Angie is truly a godsend! I was really anxious to talk to her my first session, because it’s important to jive with your therapist, but after getting to know her and talk to her, she really understood me and validated all of my feelings and concerns. 10/10 recommend!!!

Written by A.U. on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Angie is seriously amazing. I've been improving so much since talking to her. She understand where I'm coming from and what issues I'm having. Seriously a great person too with a good sense of humor!

Written by J.E. on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

Angie is awesome! Her style is direct, friendly and knowledgeable. I’ve learned so much from her in just two sessions. I look forward to our sessions and I feel confident in her skills.

Written by L.O. on Jan 05, 2022 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Angie is incredibly personable and made me feel right at home and at ease very quickly. She brings her years of practice and expertise to the table in a low-pressure way that makes you want to open up to her, and I’m so glad I found her!

Written by K.E. on Dec 13, 2021 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Angie makes me feel heard, but most importantly she makes me feel comfortable. I feel confident in sharing with her, and that she respects me and cares about helping me and meeting my therapeutic needs.

Written by P.A. on Dec 11, 2021 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

She’s saving me from a lifetime of negative views

Written by M.Y. on Nov 27, 2021 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Angela takes the time to listen to me and answers any questions I ask. She is really nice, kind, and respectful. She makes me feel at ease, especially since this is my first therapy, and she gives simple but really great advises.
I am looking forward to our next session! Thank you, Angela!

Written by K.I. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Angie is very personable and relatable and she is very experienced in counseling. I especially like that she is my age so she gets me.

Written by A.N. on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and adhd

Angie is great! Friendly, nonjudgemental, very helpful. Listens and gives great perspsective on everything. Look forward to our weekly sessions!

Written by G.A. on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

She is great and listens so well. I would be happy to work with her at any stage of my journey. Working with her has been such a blessing and I recommend to anyone else looking for a new counselor

Written by J.O. on Sep 05, 2021 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 1 month

If you guys didn't know, Angie is awesome. I am always nervous about being judged. I felt none of that, and nothing but solutions. You'd better give her a raise. I considered Talkspace. This is muuuch better.

Written by A.S. on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Angie is great! She has given me practical tools to handle the stressors of my life. I really enjoy the communication, she’s timely and understanding.

Written by H.E. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

This is my first therapy encounter ever and Ms. Angie has made me feel so comfortable and listens to me. I've only had 2 visits and she is already helping me so much. I would definitely recommend her to everyone.

Written by L.I. on Jul 25, 2021 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Angie is absolutely awesome. We’ve had two meetings thus far, and I already feel like I can trust her. It usually takes me a while to feel comfortable enough with someone to the point where I feel comfortable and confident with talking about myself and all of the icky internal stuff. The way Angie listens intuitively, combined with her anecdotes that show you she “gets it” and her patience, kindness, and great attitude makes it incredibly easy to feel comfortable with open and honest dialogue. She brings the experience of a seasoned therapist with the comfort of an old friend. I would highly recommend Angie to anyone! Thanks Angie!

Written by L.I. on Jul 21, 2021 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She’s amazing!!! She listens to you and makes you feel comfort in your own skin and amazing!!!

Written by A.M. on Jul 09, 2021 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 2 weeks

Friendly, good listener, and stays on task. I like working with her and would recommend her to anyone

Written by J.E. on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Angie is wonderful and very gifted in her profession. I am lucky to have her.

Written by N.A. on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Angie was very easy to talk to and always followed up promptly.

Written by A.R. on Jul 05, 2021 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I am happy that I am able to express my concerns about my issues throughout the week and get quick replies before my next video session with Angie.

Written by V.I. on Jul 05, 2021 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Had an amazing initial intake session with Angie. Excited about our next sessions. Listens incredibly well, offers real support, and very friendly and kind.

Written by S.H. on Jul 01, 2021 after therapy with Angela "Angie" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Angie is the kind of counselor who truly sees and hears you without judgement. She is very easy to talk to and provides valuable insights and tools. Although, I’ve only had a few sessions with Angie, I can already feel the positive results from our sessions. If you’re looking for a therapist who gently encourages growth & confidence, Angie is the one!

Work with me!