Angela Amias, LISW. Licensed Independent Social Worker. Master of Social Work, University of Iowa, 2009. Certified HeartMath practitioner. EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) practitioner. Hypnosis practitioner.
Angela’s approach to psychotherapy is grounded in her belief that the potential for transformation and healing is present within all people. She views her role as one of supporting individuals in discovering and developing their own power to create a life of joy, meaning and satisfaction. In her experience, emotional healing and growth are best facilitated with a holistic approach involving the mind, body and spirit. As a holistic psychotherapist, Angela’s work is tailored to meet the needs of each individual and includes a mix of traditional talk therapy, HeartMath biofeedback, hypnosis, mindfulness training, and the creative arts. Angela’s goal is to provide strategies and tools that can be easily integrated into daily routines to enhance the experience of overall well-being and satisfaction with life.
My journey: While my personal approach to physical health has been holistic in nature since my early 20s, my understanding of the importance of a holistic approach to mental and emotional well-being came much later. In 2010, I discovered an article in a psychotherapy journal on the use of energy psychology to successfully treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, phobias, stress, and the emotional roots of physical disorders. The study focused on EFT, a treatment utilizing the acupuncture meridian system. Since then, I have integrated EFT into my practice along with other mind-body interventions such as HeartMath biofeedback, meditation, and guided visualization. In working with individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, and past trauma, I have found EFT and HeartMath to be two of most effective, yet gentle, tools for relieving stress and anxiety, improving relationships, and resolving feelings about the past.
In addition to working with adults, Angela also sees adolescents ages 14+.
Areas of specialization include:
- Stress Management
- Trauma and loss
- Pregnancy, parenting, adoption, and fertility-related concerns
- Divorce adjustment and step-parenting
- Issues affecting adolescents, including anxiety and depression, divorce adjustment, and grief, loss, & trauma