Angela, a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience as a therapist, graduated from the Bryn Mawr College of School Work and Social Research. She also completed both the Child and Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Programs at the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Center, where she also taught. Today Angela supervises therapists who work in private practices and school settings.
She applies her clinical experience in working with people throughout the lifespan, including treating infant/mother dyads and adults as mature as ninety-two. With professional expertise and passionate interest, Angela helps people move confidently through times of transition, loss, relationship conflict, and life challenges that are hard to solve on their own. Her experience with adolescents and young adults has familiarized her with the issues of peer struggle, feelings of inadequacy, stress, and self-injury. Her work ranges from college students separating from their families, developing autonomy, and a sense of self, to people dealing with infertility, and or adjusting to the different stages of parenthood and aging. Angela helps people see the beauty at every stage of life, mourn losses and to expand their minds to solve problems.
Although psychodynamic training anchors her work, Angela employs trauma informed treatment, mindfulness, play therapy and aspects of cognitive-behavioral therapy, depending on what approach is the best fit for the person.
She works with many families to reduce conflict and deepen relationships. She believes that relationships provide a path for growth and that her job as a psychotherapist is to help people develop healthy, generative relationships with themselves, their families, and their communities. In her view, psychotherapy is a collaborative and creative process. It can be brief or extensive, depending on the person’s goals and the complexity of the issues.