I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience working as a counselor, caseworker and social worker in Pennsylvania. I have worked with clients to include teenagers and adults, both individually and in a group setting, with a wide range of concerns including depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, self-harm, physical disabilities, chronic illness, relationship issues and legal issues.
My therapy style is judgment free and interactive with some humor (when appropriate). I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.
My approach is solution focused, client centered, and strengths based and utilizes Narrative Therapy as well as Motivational Interviewing and Collaborative Problem Solving.
I believe in meeting an individual where they are at. You know yourself better than anyone (thanks Captain Obvious!); however, sometimes we need to engage in self-examination and open dialogue with someone who does not know us, that approaches us with no preconceived notions, opinions or judgement, thus truly allowing one to look inward and to freely express and process their feelings and experiences. This alone can be freeing. It’s amazing how talking through your experiences can lead you to so many eye opening conclusions.
Technology has given us a unique opportunity to incorporate self-care into our busy lives. Thank you for being open to taking part in the virtual counseling arena. I also want to recognize you; for reaching out, I know it can be so hard—it really takes courage to seek help and work toward change. I am glad you’re here.
If you choose to work with me as your BetterHelp counselor, I look forward to joining your support network. I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
PA LCSW CW021524
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Love Angela!!! She’s just the best
Written on Dec 01, 2022 after therapy with Angela for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching
In just a few sessions, Angela has helped me to look at myself and my past and determine how that is impacting my present
Written on Oct 11, 2022 after therapy with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Angels has been helpful in providing a way to help me sort through a lot of difficult things currently going on in my marriage. I look forward to working with her more!
Written on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Angela is literally an angel on earth! She has been so helpful in my healing journey
Written on May 08, 2022 after therapy with Angela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Great listener. She really helps me prioritize my issues and is very easy to talk to
Written on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Angela for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd
Angela is kind, empathetic and insightful! She listens and responds in a way that is helpful. I would recommend her highly!
Written on Apr 10, 2022 after therapy with Angela for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and parenting issues