Phone: (720) 507-9151
My name is Angela, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (MA, LPC) serving clients in the greater Denver area. I believe we have important work to do together, and that the time you spend in my office will be life changing – for you, your loved ones, and your future. I look forward to working with you.
I agree with the poet Mary Oliver when she describes our lives as “wild and precious”. Hugging a loved one, playing in the freshly fallen snow, or experiencing the energetic pull of good music all reinforce that belief that life is wild, and precious, and often passes by too quickly.
But sometimes we all feel disconnected from life’s wildness, and our experience of living becomes a dark and heavy cloud. We might believe we are not good enough, or that our life is out of control, or we might feel lonely, frightened, or overwhelmed. Nothing feels precious, least of all ourselves, and we struggle and fight (and sometimes give up fighting entirely) searching for that something that will make life feel worth it. We are hard on ourselves, even if we don’t realize it, and we seek comfort in bad habits, temporary fixes, rigid viewpoints, and the allure of other people. Life feels more and more empty and adopting healthier behaviors begins to feel impossible.
This is where our work together begins. Whether you are deeply troubled by your thoughts, emotions, and the events of your life, or you simply feel that there is some part of your life that can be improved, meeting with me is a bold step toward eliminating the struggle and reconnecting with life’s joy and vitality.
Sometimes life is extremely hard… and nothing can change that. I can help you be stronger in the face of life’s struggles, and most importantly, identify what makes life worth living, fully, no matter what else has come your way.
As an ACT therapist, I believe that we are all in this together. I am not an expert who gets to be exempt from the messy, difficult, and joyful process of being human – so I promise you won’t feel judged or “diagnosed” when you meet with me. I don’t experience you as broken or messed up. You are a human, experiencing normal human pain and struggle, but you no longer have to be stuck in that struggle. I can help you to live a life you will love. Schedule a free phone consultation with me today. Your precious journey begins now.
Join me and my co-facilitator Tricia Fingerle, LPC for a weekly group therapy session specifically designed for young women. Topics include (but not limited to) assertiveness, anxiety, body image, depression, sexuality, values, and life transitions.
Helping people to have a healthy, vibrant, and satisfying relationship with their sexuality is one of my biggest passions. I believe that sexuality is an essential component to human life, and that understanding our sexuality and what gets in the way of us having a positive relationship with our sexual selves can improve every aspect of our lives – both in and out of the bedroom.
It can feel extremely scary and overwhelming to start talking about your struggles with food and your body. Perhaps you have had the same eating habits for many years, and it’s hard to imagine life being any different. Or perhaps you feel ambivalent about making any changes, but your family has been worried about you and they want you to talk with someone who can help.
My primary treatment model is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a highly researched, effective, and personal framework for approaching therapy and the therapeutic relationship. As an ACT therapist, I believe that we are all in this being-human-thing together, and that you are the only expert on your life.
I have always felt strongly about the healing power of creativity, which has been an important cornerstone in my work and in my personal life. My passion for understanding and encouraging creativity lead me to work as a teacher in a school for Gifted and Talented children, where I gained an intimate understanding of the social and emotional experiences of people who have active, creative minds.