Angela Zavala

(LCSW)

About Me

Hello! My name is Angela and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas with over 9 years of counseling experience. I have worked with a variety of concerns over the years such as anxiety, depression, relationships problems, career changes, life transitions, mental health problems and more.
My counseling style is based on understanding, empathy and acceptance. I take a client centered and strengths based approach to counseling and work with you to create a treatment plan tailored to your needs. My role is to assist you in developing the needed skills and confidence to live your life to the fullest. Some of these skills may include improving communication, understanding healthy boundaries and developing healthy relationships. I strive to keep a supportive, safe and nonjudgmental space for those I serve. By reaching out for support and help you have already taken the first step towards improving your life and achieving your goals.
I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LCSW #62697 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on Dec 09, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Outstanding. I still can’t believe I found a terrific counselor online that was a great match for me, out of all of those that were offered, she was a perfect fit. She’s constantly coming up with suggestions and unique approaches that helps me to restart or look at something a different way. I’m very thankful.

Written by S.T. on Nov 28, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Angela was patient, empathic and very personable. I enjoyed her immensely as she help to guide me through a very difficult and trying time.

Written by L.I. on Nov 05, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I have only had one session to date but it was a great experience. I look forward to future sessions.

Written by C.A. on Oct 08, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love Angela! She is fantastic!

Written by K.R. on Oct 08, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Angela has given me so many tools and resources, she’s given me a place to start as I’m just beginning this journey! She is helpful, and gentle about the way she approaches things! Thankful to have gotten her when I signed up for BetterHelp!

Written by D.E. on Sep 24, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Angela is amazing... she really listens and understands and then is able to use her knowledge and compassion to enlighten you to new points of view and even new terminology that you may not have heard of. She is easy going and calming and truly wants to build the trust that is desperately needed in the patient/counselor relationship! I’m so happy with the progress I’ve been able to make in just a few short months with her help!

Written by M.I. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I enjoy having her as my counselor

Written by C.O. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Angela has been great in helping me realize what exactly I should be focusing on during a major life transition and a significant geographical move. She has helped me identify what behaviors I need to work on and then provided in-depth and applicable resources in order to help me do so. She reaches out to clients consistently to ensure that things continue to go in the right direction, even when the client may lose sight of that themselves at times.

Written by D.A. on Sep 10, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Mrs. Zavala is one of the best counselors I've met with. I'm deeply honored and thankful to have been matched with her for my counseling needs. Week after week, she has provided me with clear, supportive, and helpful advice for all issues - big or small. Her help has allowed me to established a clear mindset for my future and has prepared me to resolve any issues I may face down the road.

Written by P.A. on Sep 09, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Angela Zavala has been a great help and she even listens and offers advice that relates to what the topic of the session is about.

Written by A.N. on Sep 06, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coaching

Angela is someone I trust with my most difficult issues and I trust her ability to help me. I’m grateful for this platform and for her counseling.

Written by K.A. on Aug 17, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Angela is amazing and has helped me be the best I can be

Written by L.A. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting issues

She's very patient! She takes the time to help me see that maybe I have more control over what I thought were uncontrollable situations. The sessions are very helpful.

Written by S.A. on Jun 19, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She has continuously helped me find ways to cope with my problems in a healthy way, and she's always on time and extremely polite.

Written by R.A. on May 30, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I have worked with different therapists throughout the years and I have to say that this has been my best experience with this kind of work. I love first and foremost that my appointments can be done from home, that it's flexible and that there is a journal option to write to my therapist in between visits.

I wasn't sure how the connection would be with my therapist since we would be working together virtually but I have to say that I feel more open with Angela then I have with any other counselor I have worked with. Angela brings a calm understanding energy to our conversations and offers helpful ways of thinking for my particular issues. She is understanding and open to new ideas and exploring the why's behind thoughts, feelings and actions. She is always very encouraging and very positive. I have been really been enjoying our conversations and these talks have helped me grow emotionally. I am so grateful to Angela for her time and energy she puts into my life.

Written by M.A. on May 02, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Angela is very compassionate and understanding. I generally felt much better after discussing situations and issues with her.

Written by E.L. on Apr 20, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

I've only been meeting with Angela for a few weeks, but I'm already starting to feel better than I was before. I really look forward to our sessions, and I appreciate that she helps me set goals for myself. I also really enjoy the resources that she shares - they're making me learn a lot about myself. I'm grateful for her!

Written by M.A. on Apr 15, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Angela is a wonderful counselor that is very easy to talk to. It took no time at all to feel completely comfortable talking with her. She is a great listener and had some helpful tips and tools to share with me to help me work through one of the toughest times in my life. I appreciate her so much, and would recommend her service to anyone in need of counseling.

Written by D.P. on Apr 10, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thanks for being a person of influence in my life.

Written by J.E. on Mar 30, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coaching

Angela is very helpful with offering guidance and resources.

Written by M.U. on Mar 28, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Working with Angela Zavala for past 3 months has been a real eye-opener for me. I have always found reasons not to seek therapy in the past and was honestly very nervous before my first session with Angela. It was a lot easier than I imagined and Angela has a calm, warm and honest way about her that made it easy for me to open up. With her help I was able to discover so much about myself and recognize and alter negative thought patterns that I never questioned before starting therapy. She recommended so many great books and articles, webinars some I read and some I plan to read. She has a wealth of knowledge. I feel that she is genuinely excited about my progress and cares about me as an individual. She is quick to respond to my messages even when we don’t have a scheduled session. Thank you Angela Zavala!

Written by D.A. on Mar 11, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She's great

Written by H.E. on Mar 09, 2020 after counseling with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Angela responded to my request within 1- hour of creating an account and I had a phone session scheduled within moments. The picture of her face with a warm welcome appeared on my screen while I was searching through the crisis numbers for immediate help - as the website stated it may take 24 hours or longer before a suitable match was found.
I wasn't sure how I was going to through the next moment, much less 24 hours.
I had many years of failed attempts of trying to "fix it myself", pent up inside of me and crisis mode was upon me.
She gave me the pinhole of hope I needed to pierce that hopeless spell I had always been strong enough to get through on my own. She gave me the tools to regain self-control.
Angela is flexible, genuinely apologetic when technology doesn't cooperate, but most of all, she asks questions. She guides our discussions so that our time is wisely utilized, yet still allows me to freely rant and ramble on should the need arise.
This platform allows me to take care of me, even with my extremely crazy schedule. Being able to message Angela 24/7 is awesome. But to get a response, guidance , feedback, affirmation, almost immediately, any day of the week...I'm thankful the experts in this field realize our crisis are not on a 40 hour work week, Monday - Friday 9-5 schedule.
I'm blessed to have Angela in my life, and there is not a session that has gone by that I have not told her as much. :-)