Angela Farrar Small, MSW, LICSW, M.Div, M.S.
Description of Counselor/Practice
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS; WAIT LIST ONLY
No matter how painful life can be or how fragile they feel, people have amazing resiliency and capacity for growth. I like to empower my clients to use their whole selves—body, mind, and spirit—in the process of healing. For me, therapy honors the best of clients’ strengths and experiences, and builds upon them so they enjoy a more fulfilling life.
My emphasis is working with midlife adults and elders, but I work well with young adults too. I offer therapy for adults experiencing depression, anxiety, chronic illness, chronic pain, grief and loss, codependence, caregiver stress, life stage transitions (such as divorce or retirement), spirituality/religious concerns, body image problems, and concerns about relationship with food. Acknowledging the role of institutional and personal racism, sexism, heterosexism and forced gender conformity is vital : these injustices affect every aspect of life.
I blend several interventions in therapy, based on the client’s goals and preferred way of working. I use solution-focused therapy, motivational Interviewing, mindfulness-based therapies, guided imagery, spiritual development and spiritual direction, holistic health information, and stress management skills.