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Angie Van Berkel, M.S.
Therapy is about building a relationship. I am passionate about working with clients from a diverse array of cultures and life perspectives, both domestic and international. Clients who work with me usually describe me as extroverted, friendly, and approachable. I actively seek to make others feel comfortable, included, and heard.
Much of my work with clients is focused on helping them develop skills to address concerns in their current lives, while also working through past interpersonal patterns and life events that have contributed to problems in living.
I earned my Master’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University where I am currently a doctoral student in clinical psychology. My clinical interests are in trauma, attachment, and issues concerning emotion regulation, anxiety, and depression. I utilize a variety of evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and a variety of interpersonal techniques.
My path to becoming a therapist was informed through my prior work experiences. I studied political science and international economics at the University of Kentucky and worked in Washington, DC for several years. I have lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa doing post-disaster economic development and social justice projects. I also worked in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill helping residents gain access to mental health resources, and went on to receive a graduate certificate in Disaster Mental Health at the University of South Dakota. I love international travel and am a big sports fan.
Angie is an intern therapist and works under the supervision of Dr. Pascale Hague.