About Angela Marie McNeff
Angela is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with a Master of Social Work degree earned at Western Kentucky University (WKU). Angela has 12+ years of clinical experience. She enjoys her work with adults and families of all ages with an immense passion for her work with older adults, the elderly and geriatric populations. Angela has a wide variety of diverse clinical experience in multiple settings that include, but are not limited to, outpatient private practice (9+ years), speciality clinics, crisis intervention, structured outpatient programs, inpatient psychiatric facilities and the non-profit sector. Angela has a wide range of clinical experience working with individuals, families and groups in the following areas: Depression and all Mood Disorders; Anxiety Disorders, Complicated Grief, Chronic Pain & Chronic Illness, Anger & Stress Management, Trauma and Abuse; Family and Relationship Issues, Self-Image and Self-Esteem Issues, Group Psychotherapy and Faith-Based Therapy is offered.
I believe that healing is a joined effort that requires authentic care without judgement. I cooperatively work with clients to develop goals for treatment. I do not believe in one technique or approach for my work with clients however I utilize a variety of treatment modalities to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation.
As a therapist I am gentle, warm-hearted, encouraging, open and direct. I strongly believe in the power of therapeutic relationship, building trust and establishing rapport. I believe being genuine and authentic is my gift to which clients have said they appreciate. My therapeutic approach combines life experience, education, creativity, and a sense of humor with a down-to earth, realistic approach to counseling. As a client centered, strengths based therapist, I view my clients as the “expert” in their own life and situations with my role and skills as a facilitator to positive change. I believe each individual and relationship is unique and the inherent resilience of the human spirit is always embraced.
While my Christian beliefs do influence the way I understand pain and healing, suffering and loss I work with clients from all backgrounds and respect the views of each individual client. For those who desire, I include, faith, scripture and prayer. Spirituality is not automatically incorporated into therapy, clients choose whether or not that piece is integrated with each individual choice being respected.
In my free time I enjoy being outdoors, travel, fitness, relaxation and reading. I am a foodie at heart who enjoys time in the kitchen experimenting with different flavors and ingredients. I find cooking a nice meal utterly relaxing. I love to see the smiles when people enjoy the food I’ve prepared as a labour of love. I am no chef but I am pretty good at it!