- Orange County
Angella Brinkman, AMFT
Angie chose to pursue a career in marriage and family therapy because she considers herself an intrinsic empath and wounded healer. Angie has significant life experience and has held many roles which have enabled her to be naturally empathetic to others and called to help as much as possible. Whether someone wants help in healing their past or needs support in current circumstances, Angie feels honored and privileged to be invited into an individual’s life and to help walk this journey together.
Angie’s philosophy and approach to therapy is that the client is the expert of their life, and she is not. She considers her role as a therapist to be a resource and provider of support. She values the clients with an unconditional positive regard and approaches therapy from a strength-based approach, meaning, when the client chooses to work with a therapist, they have already shown strength in seeking guidance. Angie believes clients have an innate desire to grow and heal.
Angie enjoys working with clients who are engaging and motivated to work together, regardless of the presenting problems. She enjoys working with people who may be experiencing relational issues, anxiety, depression, marriage/divorce, abuse, and trauma. The populations that she specializes in is Asian, African-American, bi-racial, veterans/military, parents, teens, and individuals.
When people meet with Angie for the first time, they can expect to meet a warm, safe, and trusting person who is ready to listen and help.