Angela Curtis, MSW, LCSWA
(Serving ages 12+)
Brainspotting | Trauma | Identity Development | Parent-Child Conflict | Co-Parenting | Sibling support for the sibling who’s not in crisis | School attendance and struggles | Bullying | Conflict Resolution | Anxiety | Depression | ADD/ADHD | Life Skills
“Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.”
~ Robert H Shuller
My Approach & Philosophy
Life brings unexpected challenges. Darkness and light are woven throughout our world. Losing someone dear to me, very unexpectedly, challenged my view of the world. Being only a teenager, I couldn’t process that loss and didn’t understand the darkness within the world. That pain led me to the career of social work. I wanted to help others find hope and learn to adapt and overcome their challenges.
The center of my work has been rooted in communication, belonging, and connection. Communicating needs and communicating with those around you can be incredibly difficult. That can impede your sense of belonging and connection. Trauma is another block for belonging and connection. Exploring the pain of the past and/or current circumstances can open opportunities for relating to others. So many people walk around the world, thinking they’re the only ones who’ve experienced that pain. Bridging those gaps and being able to get your needs met, can unlock a world that seemed impossible to reach.
Parenting and working with youth who’re struggling is a passion and a core of the work I have done. Whether you’re the parent, the teen, or the sibling of that struggling individual, there’s pain and confusion. Exploring that pain can open the door for reconnection with yourself and others.
Through the loss of my loved one, at a young age, I began to focus on others. I was focused on giving to my family, friends, and strangers. While giving to others, I lost who I was in the giving. At that point, you can give no more. The greatest gift you can offer to others is yourself. If you lose who you are, that deep connection is lost. By staying in touch with who you are, you have the greatest gift to offer to your friends, family, and the people you encounter.
Talk therapy isn’t for everyone. I’ve found my own healing through horses, volleyball, and other sports, playing in the creek, and sitting in my garden. I invite you on a journey of self-exploration and healing. Let’s explore ways to heal from unexpected changes, losses, family conflict, and/or struggles to connect with others.
I provide mental health and addiction counseling and therapy for teens (12+) and adults to help with:
- Identity development
- Parent-child conflict
- Sibling support for the sibling who’s not in crisis
- School attendance and struggles
- Conflict resolution
- Life Skills
“Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence.”
~ Peter Lavine