We all face hardships and struggles at times in our lives. I am truly passionate about being a helping hand to those in need during those times. I have worked with a variety of populations struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, marital and relationship concerns, child/parent relationship struggles, identity concerns, and many others. I believe all can find healing and inner peace through an increase in awareness and confidence in taking control of one's circumstances.
At the University of North Texas, I received extensive education in working with children, adolescents, and adults. I completed hands-on training through the Counseling and Human Development Center, seeing clients within my first year of the program. After training in individual and group counseling, I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA. At the time of graduation, I continued my education with two additional supervisors over the next 24 months, seeking guidance and training on an individual, weekly basis.
With the help of my education and training, I was able to learn how best to work with and address a multitude of populations and struggles.
In the fall of 2011, I completed my internship experience at the Children's Advocacy Center of Denton County where I provided therapy and crisis intervention to sexual abuse survivors. Following graduation, I took a position as a family interventionist at a local non-profit agency, offering individual and group therapy to parents seeking guidance on increasing the positive relationship between parent and child. In 2012, I began working with a local private practice where I counseled children, adolescents, and adults struggling with a multitude of concerns, including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, conduct disorders, and many more. I didn't think my experience was complete, however. I added experience by working in the school system setting, working with at-risk youth, residential treatment setting, working with those battling addiction, and PHP/IOP setting, helping with self-harming behaviors and suicidal ideation. I finally transitioned to working in the Lantana community, incorporating all of my experience to provide the highest quality of mental health care to our fellow neighbors.
What do sessions look like?
The initial appointment will be a time in which we discuss present concerns and create goals for treatment. There will be new client paperwork to complete, in order to collect valuable information, that we will review together. During this appointment, I will encourage my client to ask questions and discuss how they would like the process to work. I approach my work with my client as a mutual team effort and allow my client to lead us where he or she desires to go. There are no expectations or goals coming from me during this first session, just time to build a trusting, therapeutic relationship.
Moving forward from the initial session, we will utilize your desired treatment modality to help you accomplish goals set. Sessions are typically 50 minutes in length and most clients are seen on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly or visit my website. My hope is to make you feel comfortable and welcome in this experience, as I know it is a big step for most. I look forward to talking to you soon!
Angel Koenig ReachesDenton TX