Angela specializes in counseling support of women and girls seeking greater fulfillment in relationships and in school/workplace performance. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy and supportive counseling to help clients overcome problems related to anxiety and depression.
As a professional counselor, Angela will perform a careful psychological assessment to determine if mental health problems are present and to ensure client safety. Initial meetings will focus on identifying personal strengths and challenges, and developing an individualized plan for improved mental health.
Follow up sessions will focus on resolution of issues identified by the client and therapist. Cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused approaches will be used to help clients find relief from anxiety and depression and to achieve desired goals.
Qualifications & Experience
Angela Brown, LPC obtained her Master’s Degree in counseling from Liberty University, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from George Mason University, graduating magna cum laude.
Angela is certified in Prepare and Enrich couples therapy. She has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression and Suicidal Thinking at the Beck Institute, Philadelphia, PA.
Her research experience includes work in the Human Emotions Research Lab at George Mason University, where she studied the effects of gratitude on substance abuse recovery.
Her previous counseling experience includes crisis management and individual psychotherapy with patients struggling with depression and anxiety at Virginia Baptist Hospital. She has led group therapy and provided individual counseling for clients recovering from alcohol and drug addiction.
Angela also works part-time for Loudoun County Mental Health’s Emergency Services Department, providing urgent evaluations and care in local hospitals.
Cognitive Therapy for Depression & Anxiety
Substance Abuse Recovery
Developing Healthy Relationships
Setting Good Boundaries
Developing Social Skills
Responding to Bullying
Integrating Faith in Counseling
Initial Appointment and Insurance Issues:
Angela welcomes family members of adolescent clients to attend the initial consultation in order to gain a broad perspective of treatment concerns.
She is an out-of-network provider for medical insurance companies. Most insurance companies provide some level of reimbursement of services for members with out-of-network benefits. Riverside Counseling Center will provide you with the necessary documentation of treatment for you to seek reimbursement
There are also benefits to not involving medical insurance companies in counseling care. These include greater privacy (no insurance record of visits) and no managed care restrictions or preauthorization requirements.
After school and after work hours are available.
You can also find Angela on Psychology Today Therapist Finder