What Working Together Might Be Like
You often work so hard to maintain professional appearances, to keep it all together, to be the confident leader, respected role model, and responsible parent…and sometimes you need a few easy moments just for you.
A safe place to unload, be heard, regroup and recharge. Someone who gets you, who helps you unload that weight you’re carrying around, but also someone who asks the tough questions and invites reflection to help you follow your own inner compass when you get temporarily disoriented, discouraged, or disheartened.
about dr. angela
I'm a global psychotherapist and coach with a Doctorate in Depth Psychology, a passion for people, creative living, music, maps, food, and an unquenchable thirst for travel. I love to be immersed in new cultures & different languages and have the opportunity to explore new aspects of myself in these new environments. I have a particular affinity for and connection with Spain, which has become like my second home.
I have also weathered the tough side of life and travel: the homesickness, the tension of long-distance relationships, acculturation challenges, living out of a suitcase, the pressure of expectations, and the occasional sadness, self-doubt, stress, and fear that can come on, especially when plans change or are reconsidered. I know well the importance of listening to and staying true to your Inner Compass as well as the heartache that occurs when ignored.
What I Value As Your Supportive Guide
Your Inner Compass
When you follow your Inner Compass, you'll always be home.
My passion (besides travel and culture) is helping you identify and connect with your true nature. To show you how to let your Inner Compass lead the way, so your life is full and meaningful. To help you feel at home in your own skin and your own soul, no matter where you are.
Working together, you’ll grow the strength and wisdom to say Yes to things that light you up, and No to things that drain your energy..
Our work together is enriched by your own history, perspectives and traditions. My clients live and come from all corners of the world: Latin America, North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa (ok, no one in Antarctica yet). As citizens of the world, we’re all working through some type of acculturation and generational, cultural, and familial challenges. Exploring your family, culture, ancestry and multi-generational patterns offers context, promotes insight, and deeper understanding.
Together we take those threads and weave a new story for you to move forward with. A future which honors your roots while freeing you to make the choices that are right for you.
ECLECTIC transformative practices
I believe your psychotherapy and coaching should be as enlivening as your own eclectic travel experiences. No cookie-cutter programs here. Our work together is influenced by:
my background in Depth Psychology, Somatic Psychology, Mindfulness and Family Systems
my passion for the Arts
the wisdom we gather from Wandering
the power in connecting with Natural Cycles and your own Intuition.
2014 Ph.D. Depth Psychology with emphasis in psychotherapy, Pacifica Graduate Institute
2005 MA in Marital & Family Therapy with specialization in Clinical Art Therapy, Loyola Marymount University.
1998 BBA Business Administration & Marketing, Loyola University Chicago
Certified Neuro-Emotional Technique Practitioner
MORE ABOUT MY PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
I draw expertise and experience from my doctoral education in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, my work with clients as a licensed psychotherapist in California, as well as additional work experiences as a university professor, independent consultant, and in a variety of capacities in the entertainment, travel, and corporate worlds. I synthesize and tailor my knowledge and experiences for use as a Global Coach for the specific needs of my clients. Though I have a separate local psychotherapy practice in Ventura, CA, in my role as Global Coach, I provide guidance and support for current life stresses related to:
career, vocation, and life direction
adjusting to different work & life cultures
traveling and studying/working/living abroad
adjusting to repatriation in one’s home country
healthy lifestyle & wellness
Connect With Me
I would love to be your sounding board, your reassurance, and your guide.
*I do not diagnose or treat mental illness in my role as Global Coach. For further information, please review the disclaimer.