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HI, I'M ANGELA!

I'm so glad you are taking the time to learn about me and what I have to offer you.

My practice follows attachment-oriented psychotherapy with an integration of intimacy and sexual health for couples and individuals.

I use evidenced-based models, clinical consultation, continuing education, and clinical processing groups to ensure that I am providing my clients with the best psychotherapeutic treatment possible.

I identify with the pronouns she/her/hers.  I am currently working towards my PhD in Clinical Sexology with the Modern Sex Therapy Institutes.


While I strive to meet all my clients with support and the help they need.  My practice is limited in its capacity for acute and emergency crisis.  Some local referrals for agencies that are better equipped to help with acute crisis are: https://ywcaaustin.org/ or https://integralcare.org/en/home/.


I have lived in Utah, Washington, California, Oregon, and now Texas.  I am thrilled to call Austin my home and am cheering on Austin FC at Q2 stadium!

Lastly, scroll down and meet Mr. Sweenie Todd, my beloved little Dachshund. He's not ready yet to join me in the therapy office...but I'm looking into it.

 

ADVANCED AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

PH.D. IN CLINICAL SEXOLOGY: CURRENT ENROLLMENT WITH MODERN SEX THERAPY INSTITUTES (APPROVED BY THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION TO SPONSOR CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR PSYCHOLOGIST)

August 2021- Current

West Palm Beach, FL

MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK

Aug. 2006- June 2008

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

SEX THERAPY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF INTEGRAL STUDIES

2018

San Francisco, California

Sex Therapy Professional Skills with Drs. Walt & Zoe Sipes, Juan Camarena, PhD, and Dr. Tammy Nelson.

Sex Attitudes Reassessment with Dr. Patti Britton.

Diversity in Sexuality with Carol Queen.

POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL

2017

Pregnancy and Perinatal support.  Mental Health advocacy and resources focusing on Postpartum Mood Disorders- assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and client referral.  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills and techniques for PPMD's.

COUNSELING WITH ANGELA

Couples and relationship counseling make up the majority of my practice. The clients I work with tend to have encountered difficulties in their relationship(s) stemming from negative communication and relational cycles, or are experiencing distress due to trust breeches or implicit/explicit contractual violations in the relationship(s). 

I also have specialities in perinatal/postpartum work for women and partnerships that are experiencing adjustment distress, mental and emotional health issues, and stress.

Women who experience pain with sex, loss of libido, or prior sexual trauma that is currently negatively influencing their relationship also fall under my areas of specialization.

Clients who work best with my style tend to have had previous therapy, are in current individual therapy, or are therapists themselves.

COUNSELING FEE:

$174/50 MIN FOR COUPLES AND PARTNERSHIPS

$145/50 MIN FOR INDIVIDUALS

 

Mr. Sweenie Todd the Dachshund Dog!

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I'M READY TO BEGIN

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Image by Quaritsch Photography

There are names for what binds us:
strong forces, weak forces.
Look around, you can see them:
the skin that forms in a half-empty cup,
nails rusting into the places they join,
joints dovetailed on their own weight.
The way things stay so solidly
wherever they’ve been set down —
and gravity, scientists say, is weak.

And see how the flesh grows back
across a wound, with a great vehemence,
more strong
than the simple, untested surface before.
There’s a name for it on horses,
when it comes back darker and raised: proud flesh,

as all flesh,
is proud of its wounds, wears them
as honors given out after battle,
small triumphs pinned to the chest —

And when two people have loved each other
see how it is like a
scar between their bodies,
stronger, darker, and proud;
how the black cord makes of them a single fabric
that nothing can tear or mend.

FOR WHAT BINDS US
by Jane Hirshfield