Hello! If you have decided to reach out via Better Help, you are likely struggling with something significant in your life. Finding the right person to help you through these challenges is very important. If you don't have a good relationship with your counselor, you won't make the progress you are hoping to achieve. I want to provide you with some information about me to help you decide if my experience and style are the right fit for you.
I have been a social worker for more than 17 years and have experience working with people from all different backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges. Much of my experience has been working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, and the challenges of parenting. I have spent a lot of my career working with families in crisis who are in danger of child protective involvement both when a report is made and when a family is ready to reunify. I have been a clinician in a residential program working with at-risk youth for the last 10 years. The feedback I receive from clients is that they find me to be honest and direct, non-judgmental, and a good listener. I believe that a clinician is someone who can walk with you through some of life’s difficulties that people have to face. I feel that often just being heard is helpful.
I can interact with you in whatever manner you are most comfortable with. I believe that it is important to meet clients where they are at and I am open to working in via video sessions, phone calls, and messaging. The first meetings should focus on establishing a therapeutic alliance so that you feel like the person you are working with is a good fit for you. At this time most of my availability is in the evenings and on the weekends but I check messages often during each weekday.
I know how hard it can be to find a counselor with who you feel a connection with and I would be honored to work with you through this stage of your life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Impulsivity, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
ME LCSW LC16690
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Written on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Angela for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She has helped me to talk about some very intimate things that I have never talked to anyone about. Allowed me to ask questions without laughing at me, only with me.
Written on Aug 21, 2021 after therapy with Angela for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Angela is amazing. She has provided me with exercises have helped me immensely. I appreciate her beyond belief.
Written on Apr 24, 2021 after therapy with Angela for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd