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Angela Velez, LPC, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Grief Depression
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About me

Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery. In my therapy sessions, I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and feelings. I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among individuals and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. From small scale circumstances, to traumatic experiences - my services are personalized to suit everyone’s needs.

More about me:
I completed my Master of Arts in Counseling in 2005, and since that time have become a National Certified Counselor. I have obtained my Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credentials in the state of Georgia, Tennessee, and Connecticut. The Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) credential in the state of Maryland. My background includes serving children, individuals and families through mostly community agency settings and private practice. I have extensive knowledge and experience in substance use issues, depression, anxiety, family conflict, trauma focused therapies and autism. I was raised in a military family and was a military spouse. I understand circumstances surrounding living in a military family and working with individuals that have experienced trauma using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). I also use other methods of counseling that include mindfulness training, ERP for OCD, solution focused and brief therapy models.

Professional experience

16yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

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

License information

TN LPC 4418

GA LPC LPC008351

MD LCPC LC10444

CT LPC 2503

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Angela Velez. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Angela was very nice and understanding of the issues I have been dealing with. She gave me things to work on this week that have been very helpful

Written on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

My therapist is the best. She is so understanding and very knowledgeable. She is a good listener and always finds ways to help me. I couldn't be more thankful for her. My life has improved in many ways since I started sessions with BetterHelp.

Written on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Angela for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Angela was great to work with. Very patient and inquisitive, I felt she really did care about me and wanted to understand how she could help me with my issues. She is generous on tools and resources as well.

Written on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Angela is very helpful in offering various coping skills to handle both past and present situations. She is a very good listener and takes things at my pace. She doesn’t ever make me feel judged. She always provides me tools that I can use in BetterHelp, whether it is information to read, worksheets, or groupinars to check out. She also gives me ideas of what I can use as a resource outside of BetterHelp that are well suited for me. She is so flexible in scheduling, even if I have to reschedule. I definitely recommend her as a therapist!

Written on Feb 27, 2021 after therapy with Angela for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd