Hello and welcome. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California with 10 years of clinical experience. I have experience working with a wide range of clients from diverse backgrounds and ages. My specialty is treating adults with depression, anxiety, substance use issues, painful relationship patterns, and challenging life transitions.
My approach to therapy is one of empathy and compassion for the difficulties that often leave us feeling stuck or overwhelmed. I work to create a nonjudgmental and supportive environment in which to explore difficult emotions and self-defeating patterns of thought and behavior that may be preventing you from living a full and meaningful life.
I utilize mindfulness-based and cognitive behavioral (CBT) therapeutic approaches with the goals of increasing self-awareness and enhancing emotional strength and flexibility. I am committed to providing a safe space for you to identify your values, build on your strengths, and move forward with your life in a meaningful direction.
I understand how difficult it can be to reach out for support when life feels overwhelming and unmanageable. If you are ready to take the first step, I would be honored to support you through that process.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
CA Psychologist PSY32331
I have had Dr. Buffington as my therapist for over 10 months and I have to say she is the most wonderful therapist and person. I immediately felt so comfortable with her and felt safe. She is intuitive, patient, gentle and very wise. She has helped me so much and I am so grateful I found her.
Written on Jan 14, 2023 after therapy with Angela for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Dr. Buffington has been my therapist for a couple months now! She is so great. I couldn't possibly thank her enough. She hears me, and validates my feelings, always knows exactly how to respond.
Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with Angela for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Reliable and timely responses. Professional and a good listener. A pleasure to work with.
Written on Sep 24, 2022 after therapy with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Very compassionate in her delivery and great listening
Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Angela for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and anger management
Dr. Buffington has been extremely helpful in identifying and discussing the issues I'm dealing with., both internal and external. It's been very easy to open up with her and I look forward to continue working together.
Written on Jun 12, 2022 after therapy with Angela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues
She is very attentive and validates my feelings. She also educates me in depth Lu in regards to behaviors. She allows you to not just talk but get a better understanding of a situation as well. She’s what I’ve been needing!
Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Angela for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue