I am clinically licensed in Missouri with several years of high level professional work experience. I am formally trained in Trauma focused approaches; EMDR; ADHD systems and support; Motivational Interviewing; Clinical Wellness Coaching; Clinical Treatment planning for individual, systems and communities; Safety planning; Zero Suicide intervention; Cognitive Behavioral Therapies including Dialectal, Developmental Disorder, and Trauma focused.
First and foremost everything I use is focused through a trauma lens. I start where the client is at and look at safety first. Then, I approach through the wellness model while using the Integrative therapy most appropriate for the client needs. Somatic therapies and psychoeducation are most common while implementing talk therapies. Once a treatment plan is established I find I use a holistic blend of CBT, DBT, TFCBT, Acceptance and Commitment, Behavioral Activation. Strengths Based, Family Systems, Expressive Arts, and more depending on the needs of the client.
I have a great deal of experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem issues, and building confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Family Problems, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LCSW 2021032925
Her qualifications are without question. She knows what she is talking about. She is very caring and not at all cold. You can tell she genuinely wants to help.
Written on Aug 09, 2023 after therapy with Angela for 4 months
Angela is very kind and attentive to my needs! Extremely flexible as I have to do my sessions typically during my work day.
Written on Mar 28, 2023 after therapy with Angela for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Angela is very helpful and friendly.
Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd