I am licensed in Virginia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Angela LeGrande is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has 7 years of experience working with adults and adolescents. Angela's experiences have allowed her to work in various settings such as acute hospitals, outpatient substance abuse treatment centers, community mental health agencies, crisis services, prisons, and jails. She completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminal Justice and her Master of Clinical Counseling. I believe that every person has the ability to break through barriers that we are faced with, but sometimes we may need some assistance. I enjoy helping people navigate change, promote growth, healing, and restore hope.
Angela utilizes a therapy approach consisting of solution-focused brief therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered treatment, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness techniques. Angela believes that increasing your emotional wellbeing and creating a strong foundation is one of the most valuable steps we can take to developing a second chance.
Angela believes that every individual is the expert of their own lives. Empathy, respect and compassion are all at the forefront of my work. Through, a therapeutic relationship we can work together to identify your strengths, goals, and resiliency to help you overcome barriers and live a more fulfilling life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Codependency, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Domestic Violence, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
VA LPC 0701010390
Angie is the second therapist I've ever had. The first one dismissed me and made me feel like I was imagining my issues. Angie, however, helped me tap into my problems and get to the core of it all. I've made so many improvements since starting sessions with her. She funny too!
Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with Angela for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Consumate professional with a disarming personality and deep humanity and empathy.
Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with Angela for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
Only have been seeing Angela for a few weeks but she has been wonderful to talk to and makes me feel heard while also managing to call me when I need it. As well as being incredibly accommodating to my strange schedule. All done with a great sense of humor.
Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Angela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd
Meeting with Angela has truly been life changing for me. I recently moved to a new city being a newly graduated student starting a new work life. It has been really hard for me to adjust to the new environment before I met Angela. I had constant anxiety and frustration that affected my work and personal life. Angela was able to guide me to overcome these negative factors in my life with clear concrete steps on what to do. She always acknowledged my feelings and thoughts and gave feedbacks on who I truly am. I feel so much more confident and consistent with my growth now.
Written on Nov 19, 2022 after therapy with Angela for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Angela is not only a warm hearted and caring therapist, but she’s got a little humor to keep you on your toes, especially during those tough times! Angela is has a unique and profound way of breaking things down so that they don’t seem so scary/so impossible. Every time I meet with Angela, my spirits are high and I am left with tools to keep moving forward and I also know she is there if I need to reach out for extra support. She’s the best!!
Written on Oct 11, 2022 after therapy with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Angela has been great and very helpful. While we are in the beginning stages of therapy, I really appreciate her style and expertise.
Written on Oct 07, 2022 after therapy with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management