"Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and review some specific information about me.
From a very young age, I possessed a passion for helping and working with people, which eventually lead to earning a Master’s of Social Work degree. For over 15 years, I have continued to develop my passion for working with people and have had various employment experiences, including case management, group therapy, school social work, intensive therapy programs, and several outpatient practices throughout Michigan.
As I have continued to grow as a mental health clinician, I’ve become very interested in trauma work. Many people think of trauma as major incidents such as war, car accidents, and/or severe abuse. However, my training and my clients have taught me that trauma can come in almost any form and that many people do not recognize the effects even small traumas can have on their lives. I utilize EMDR (eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing), which is a specific type of intervention used to treat incidents of trauma as well as the negative beliefs we have about ourselves.
In addition to treating symptoms of trauma and PTSD, I also work with a variety of other issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, mood disorders, and other common challenges that many people face. I work with children, adults, couples, and families.
I am not a therapist who ever asks “What’s wrong with you?” Rather, my entire outlook on working with people asks the question, “What has happened to you in your life?” Through many years of practice I’ve found it is primarily the events that have taken place in our lives which most profoundly affect the way we feel, think, function, and behave. I have dedicated my practice to assisting clients with achieving the goals that they feel are important in their lives.
That is a little bit about me. However, regardless of my interests, education, and experience, the most important thing when selecting a therapist is that you feel comfortable with the person you choose to work with. The therapeutic relationship is more important than any other component of therapy. I welcome you to call or e-mail me in order to get a more genuine sense of who I am and whether or not you’d feel comfortable setting up an initial appointment with me. Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from you if you have any questions or would like to schedule your first appointment.--Angela Venegoni