Angela Shankman


About Me

Hi there! My name is Angela Shankman and I am a LCSW from Los Angeles, California. I received my MSW from University of Southern California and I have worked with teens and adults in addiction treatment centers, criminal and juvenile justice mental health programs, and in school settings. While working in those settings, my goal was to bring a sense of peace and gentleness to my clients going through really tough situations.

I help teens and young adults navigate and heal from anxiety, depression, low self esteem, stress, disruptive behavior, anger, LGBTQ+ related stresses, and substance use! If any of these things are keeping you from living a life you love, let me help you to release some of the burden, find some relief, and move you into a space of joy and empowerment. I want to help you to tap into your highest potential and become a version of yourself that you are truly proud of!

I am a strengths based, person centered therapist, meaning I help you to use your strengths to your advantage while offering practical information for overcoming your obstacles. Together we can help you to cope with current circumstances, improve unhealthy mindsets, make peace with the past, increase your assertiveness and confidence, make a plan to overcome barriers to success, and more! Being human means struggling sometimes, I've been there. But it's worse to struggle alone, and you don't have to. I would love to accompany you on your journey of empowerment and growth. You are the starring role in your life, and it's time to take the reigns and make the change!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Guilt and Shame , Immigration Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #88574 (Expires: 2021-04-30)


Written by M.A. on Aug 07, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Angela has helped me talk through life changes , dating and sexuality, and general pandemic anxiety. She always asks really thoughtful questions and I feel incredibly comfortable with her. Talking with her feels like talking with an old friend.

Written by R.E. on May 20, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 3 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Angela has been a wise and dependable person in my life for the past many months. This was my first time reaching out for help and Angela always listened and made me feel supported. Our conversations were free flowing and she allowed me to take the lead in shaping our sessions. Angela has a very chill and accepting energy and is an active and empathetic listener. I appreciated our weekly phone calls or video chats during a time of novelty and uncertainty in my life.

Written by D.A. on May 12, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She is great at listening and offering solutions! I have been with her for a couple of months now and I feel like a giant weight of stress has been lifted off my shoulder. I strongly recommend Angela to anyone who needs a thoughtful and caring listener!

Written by R.A. on Feb 02, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Angela has helped in so many ways. Not only does she listen to every little thing I rant about, but she responds in details that actually make sense to me and in ways I can apply them to my life.