Dear New Client, Thank you for beginning this journey. No matter what the response has been from your immediate friends, families, or inner critic, I believe you are making a good decision. Therapy is an inviting place where every single part of you is welcome, even the parts that are uncomfortable to share. am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently licensed in the state of Virginia with over 10 years of experience working with the mentally ill population. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, . I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse and domestic violence.
My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My area of expertise lies in working with couples who are in relationships both traditional and non-traditional. I am versed at working with those in alternative lifestyles seeking an open safe space to explore their nontraditional relationships including polyamory, polyandry and non-monogamy. I am also well versed in working with individuals in arears related to the fetish community My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, ADHD, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LCSW 0904012636
She’s so nice and the best she listens to me and I can’t wait for my next appointment every time! She is literally top tier
Written on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Tangela for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management
Tangela is a wonderful therapist especially for anyone with anxiety, addiction, and those in need of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have quickly learned to deal with my angst, accept it, befriend it, and now it no longer controls me. Tangela is supportive, challenges me, and I definitely recommend her.
Written on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Tangela for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Tangela has made a tremendous impact in my life with the first session. I genuinely feel happy throughout my day.
Written on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Tangela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching
Tangela is empathetic and insightful! I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs someone to listen and provide insightful advice.
Written on Jan 16, 2022 after therapy with Tangela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes