I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have an MS in art therapy/psychology. I have been a registered art therapist since 1980 with the American Art Therapy Association and I have a wide range of experience and feel comfortable working with clients of all ages. I have worked with children in special education, elderly adults, and presently I provide art therapy groups as well as individual counseling to patients who suffer from addictions and/or severe and persistent mental illness.
In addition to working with psychiatric patients as an art therapist and licensed professional counselor, I have provided education and support to family members as a Family to Family teacher for the National Alliance of Mental Illness. As an employee of University Health/Truman Medical Center in KC, MO I have had a great deal of experience working with some of the most difficult cases and also have personal experience with family members who suffer from mental illness. Having both professional and personal experience has made me very aware of how difficult it is to navigate mental health services for yourself or for a loved one when trying to access help for mental illness.
As for my therapeutic approaches, I consider myself to be open minded, flexible, and willing to provide whatever would be best suited for each client I work with. I have a humanistic approach and can provide Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Existential Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I am also willing to utilize and incorporate art therapy techniques if the client would benefit from them. The bottom line is that I will meet the client where they are and will provide therapeutic approaches which best suits each client’s needs.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Codependency, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems
MO LPC 2015031020
I think Angela is a fantastic therapist and she really Does a great job offering what I need and is in tune with my needs as a person. It really improves my day to day
Written on Nov 19, 2023 after therapy with Angela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
She’s great at responding, is able to cover a wide variety of topics and issues. Is an incredible listener and really keeps things light when I talk.
Written on Sep 26, 2023 after therapy with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
I was very fortunate to be paired with Angela for my counselor. She is extremely knowledgeable, skilled, kind, respectful, compassionate and empathetic. Her approach helped me feel supported and heard. With her encouragement, support and help I was able to get back on track and feel my positive, happy and best self again.
Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Angela for 2 months on issues concerning bipolar disorder
Angela is very compassionate and helpful! I started BetterHelp because my relationship was struggling largely due to my partner’s mental health issues. Angela provided guidance and resources to help me process my own situation and understand the mental health issues of my partner. Before therapy, I felt so confused and unsure of where I was in life. I feel like I’m in a better mental/physical state now.
Written on Aug 08, 2023 after therapy with Angela for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Angela is a great therapist and I feel like I've already made a lot of progress within 2 1/2 weeks. She's compassionate and helps me to recognise my own patterns that help me involve my relationships. I highly recommend her!
Written on Jun 12, 2023 after therapy with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders
I am enjoying my experience with Angela! I feel like we just clicked from the first interaction.
Written on May 16, 2023 after therapy with Angela for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd