Angela Augustine, LCSW
Specializes in Individual, Children, Adolescent, Family Therapy, and Parent Support
Angela Augustine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Master’s Degree from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in 2005. Angela has worked with children as young as 3- yrs.-old to young adulthood. She provides individual therapy as well as family therapy and parent/child therapy. Her treatment incorporates a variety of evidence-based practices, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief-Strategic Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, DIR/ Floortime, and play therapy techniques.
Angela understands how these therapies need to meet the client’s needs and strengths. She has worked with neurodivergent clients including those who are autistic, have ADHD, complex trauma, or intellectual disabilities. She tailors therapy to include special interest, psycho-education, art and play. There are many ways to work through evidenced-based therapies that integrate one’s unique brain and ways of processing the world. In addition, parents with neurodiverse children often need additional support. Traditional parenting does not always work. Parents can become exhausted and worn out by their high needs children. Our culture can shame parents and put a lot of pressure on them. Angela knows firsthand how challenging it can be to parent high needs children and wants parents to know that she is here to support them and help them feel more empowered. She values parents’ role in their children’s treatment.
Angela continues to train in LGBTQ affirming therapy. She also carves out time daily to reflect on her own personal biases and learn from people with diverse backgrounds to ensure that therapy remains a safe space. Angela recognizes the harmful role oppression and racism play on people and society. She will help people feel empowered so they can be a self-advocate and stand up for others. When people feel comfortable being authentic, they will make a positive impact on everyone they meet. Her hope is to foster emotional resiliency so that people can face adversity and meet their goals.
Angela has experience treating individuals with the following diagnosis: Selective Mutism, Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Complex Trauma, Foster and Adoption Concerns, and Difficulty adjusting to major life transitions.