Angelina completed her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2017, she worked as an Addictions Counselor, serving individuals with substance abuse concerns in residential treatment. She works with the Veteran population, providing therapy focused on substance abuse related issues. In her Army Reserves unit, she is a Victim Advocate, providing education regarding sexual harassment and assault prevention in addition to providing advocacy to soldiers and their families.
Angelina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker focused on a holistic approach in treatment, working together with clients to identify areas they would like to heal and strengthen in their mental, emotional , physical, and spiritual well-being for a balanced life. She focuses on actively listening to provide a space of support and compassion allowing for exploration of emotions, thoughts, and feelings. Her belief is every person deserves happiness, feeling empowered, and to love themselves for who they are. She utilizes a variety of techniques in her practice, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused problem solving. Angelina puts value into providing an eclectic approach in the treatment experience, allowing for an individualized approach to each person.
Angelina enjoys working with individuals struggling with a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, low self-esteem, relationship issues, stress, trauma, and spiritual concerns.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.021920
SC LISW-CP 14790
Angelina has been so helpful right from the beginning. She’s asking those key questions in non-invasive ways. If I had any doubts about getting on this journey to healing, she really wipes them away.
Written on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Angelina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders