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Angela is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, maintaining a private practice in San Jose, California.

Angela entered the counseling field as a second career, bringing with her a wealth of life experience which include marriage, infertility, adoption, parenting, respectful divorce, loss of both parents, life transition, and spiritual growth.

With 13 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of John F. Kennedy University specializing in Holistic Counseling Psychology, along with holding certificates in Buddhist Psychology, Spirituality in the Counseling Field, and Certified Process Therapist, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise include  marriage counseling, marriage enrichment, communication skills building, grief and loss, divorce process, alcohol/drug abuse, parenting/launching, infidelity in marriage, and infertility/adoption.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Angela was on staff at John F. Kennedy University, serving as adjunct faculty teaching basic addiction studies.  Additionally and to her credit, she has worked as the family counselor in two inpatient drug/alcohol treatment facilities, teaching about alcoholism/addiction and helping families transverse through this complex disease.  In 2017, Angela added a second license, LAADC (Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor).

Angela is an interactive, experiential, process therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients develop their own solutions to personal life challenges.  She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques, such as mindfulness, CBT, imagery exercises, narrative therapy, and art therapy, and recently EMDR,  to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplish.

Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, Campbell, California
Speciality Certificate in Buddhist Psychology from John F. Kennedy Universtiy, Campbell, California

Advanced Addiction Counselor from San Jose City College, San Jose, California

License, Certifications:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Ceritied Process Therapist and Certified Process Instructor from Process Therapy Institute, Los Gatos, California
                                             Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor from California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

Additional Training:                                                                                                                                                                                                             EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) for Trauma and Anxiety
Spirituality in the Counseling Profession Certification from Dr. Mary Crocker Cook, Ph.D. LMFT,  

Alcohol and Drug Studies - San Jose City College LAADC Program (toward licensing process)

Professional Activities and Memberships:
Clinical Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

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