Angela Albert, LMFT

Angela Albert, LMFT

My clients come to me because I believe them and I root for them.  I’m not here to be the smartest person in the room, I’m here to find out what is unique and wonderful about you to help you see it, celebrate it, and live it out loud.

So what does that mean?

 
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Let’s sit together

and discover

the story of

you.

 
 
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The act of sitting together and being vulnerable and telling the truth is, in itself, a healing act. 

You can expect me to see you through the eyes of love.  I will help you to uncover your genius and your shadow, embrace them with love and lightness and make them your allies. 

There will be stillness and laughter and truth-telling and verve.

 
 
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What doesn’t happen?

I don’t just sit and nod.

I don’t traffic in quick fixes.

I don’t co-sign bullshit.

 
 

ABOUT ME

I do this work because it has made an enormous difference in my life.  I’ve been in the client chair and the therapist chair and I love them both.  The work has given me a life with meaning that I cherish.  Trust me, it’s what I spend all my time thinking about.

I know that the deeper you can love and accept yourself (even the nitty-gritty unspeakable stuff that you want to shove down in the bottom of the rubbish) the more you can change.  It’s an almost unbelievable paradox, but it’s the truth.  You need a friend to go with you into those nitty-gritty places.  A loving guide.  That’s what I’m here for.  

 
When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability.  To be ALIVE is
to be vulnerable.
— Madeleine L’Engle
 

Some of the issues I help people work on:

  • Embracing and honoring your nature as an artist while also getting busy making a career and a life.

  • Mindful compassionate parenting without being a pushover.

  • Finding the sacred journey through depression or anxiety

  • Embracing your sensitivity or introversion and making it your strength

  • Finding your authentic self within your relationships with significant others.


And…

I have an MA in Marriage and Family therapy from Pacific Oaks College.  I have continued my studies with Pacific Gestalt Institute.  My process is a hybrid of Gestalt and Psychodynamic techniques with a good dose of Mindfulness training thrown in.