GABRIEL A. CARDENAS, MFT, BILINGUAL IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH

GABRIEL A. CARDENAS, MFT, BILINGUAL IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH

BILINGUAL in SPANISH and ENGLISH, Gabriel’s greatest passion is to bring healing and transformation to individuals and families who have experienced a TRAUMATIC or STRESSFUL experience. Gabriel has vast experience in treating people who struggle with DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, ANGER, and TRAUMA using cognitive behavioral therapy. He employs a family systems approach to address communication and relational issues with families. In addition, Gabriel loves to work with COUPLES who want to achieve their RELATIONSHIP GOALS—believing that a love that’s alive is also constantly evolving.

HEIDI L. GIBBONS, LCPC

HEIDI L. GIBBONS, LCPC

Heidi’s passion is helping adolescents and adults struggling with EATING DISORDERS, SELF-INJURY, MOOD DISORDERS, BIPOLAR DISORDER, or SUBSTANCE or SEXUAL ABUSE. Her clinical skills and empathic nature make her the ideal professional to address these and other concerns. She also has a hunger for helping couples struggling with INTIMACY ISSUES—paying special attention to how each perceives and experiences love. This allows couples to develop and maintain enthusiasm with themselves and their partner, especially after one of them has experienced trauma or infidelity.

MICHAEL J. WALTERS, LCPC

MICHAEL J. WALTERS, LCPC

Michael effectively treats ANXIETY, GRIEF & LOSS, DEPRESSION, ANGER ISSUES, RELATIONSHIP STRUGGLES and more, using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which invites individuals to open up to unpleasant feelings and learn not to overreact to them. Whatever someone is struggling with—SUBSTANCE ABUSE, MULTICULTURAL CONFLICTS, PERSONALITY DISORDER, or other SPECIALTIES—Michael finds the right solution for them so that they can move past their fears. A home-school parent, Michael also works with co-op STUDENTS and FAMILIES. No challenge is too big or small for him.

AMANDA MORRISSEY, LPC

AMANDA MORRISSEY, LPC

A mental health clinician in the strongest sense of the word, Amanda is also not afraid to tackle DEPRESSION, SELF-ESTEEM ISSUES, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, and GRIEF & LOSS. Her non-judgmental, compassionate nature allows clients to safely explore their thoughts and feelings as they work through the difficult situations that they face. Families also rely on her for PARENTING SKILLS and for concerns their CHILDREN may have—ADD, ADHD, BULLYING, SOCIAL ANXIETY—whether they are in elementary or middle school, or are younger and have not yet reached kindergarten age.

PETER ELLEW, LCPC

PETER ELLEW, LCPC

A dedicated ADDICTIONS COUNSELOR, Peter has extensive experience treating those struggling with ALCOHOL and DRUG ABUSE. He has more than 25 years or experience in the field. His knowledge of the 12 Step programs of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous is unsurpassed. Because addiction can be dually diagnosed with other disorders, Peter also helps individuals who suffer from MOOD DISORDERS (anxiety, depression, bipolar) or THOUGHT DISORDERS (schizophrenia), or both. He has had the most success when using CBT and DBT.

LETHA HOWELL LCPC

LETHA HOWELL LCPC

Letha loves to work with INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES, FAMILIES, and CHILDREN to help them achieve their mental health goals. She has worked extensively with TEENS STRUGGLING with ANXIETY and DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS. But her skills aren’t limited to young adults. She also has great success with both men and women experiencing the ups and downs of life—drawing on CBT, assertiveness training, behavioral extinction, motivational interviewing, and more to make their lives infinitely better. Regardless of what is burdening you, Letha knows how to fix it.

JENNY MANTIS, LCSW

JENNY MANTIS, LCSW

Do you struggle with DEPRESSED MOOD, HIGH ANXIETY, LOW SELF-ESTEEM, CHALLENGING RELATIONSHIPS, or INCREASED STRESS DUE TO CHANGE or LOSS, or EXPECTED or UNEXPECTED LIFE TRANSITIONS? Let Jenny help you begin your journey of self-discovery, renewal, and a healthy connection to self and others. Your time together will give you the opportunity to tell your story and be heard in a safe and comforting environment—while learning mind, body, and emotional COPING and RELATIONSHIP SKILLS.

MICHAEL ANGELO, MSJ, LCPC

MICHAEL ANGELO, MSJ, LCPC

Michael specializes in treating patients with PANIC ATTACKS, PHOBIAS, OCD, SOCIAL ANXETY, DEPRESSION, PTSD, and GENERALIZED ANXIETY using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure Response Prevention techniques—proven approaches that yield superior outcomes. He also works closely with COUPLES, addressing the misconceptions they bring into their relationship, including the mistaken belief that “the other person must make me happy”; “if I change the other person, my life would be better”; if they cared about me, they would change”; or “if they can’t love me the way my parents did, then they don’t love me at all.”

Eric

Patient since 2015

I have been counseling with Michael since January of 2015. He is not afraid to point out errors in attitudes or actions, based on biblical views. He is the most compassionate, genuine therapist I have ever had the pleasure of working with, and I would not hesitate to also call him friend.

Sarah

Patient since 2012

My husband and I were referred to Michael Angelo by our pastor's wife back in 2012. Long story short, he saved our marriage. He is a very straight forward counselor and doesn't sugar coat anything. He told each of us what we were doing wrong or what we could do to help improve our marriage, and it worked. So thankful to have met him and to still be able to meet with him on occasion.

Patrick

Patient

Michael is kind, caring and compassionate and has provided me with the tools and resources I need to overcome my struggles and move forward in a positive new life direction. He has given me helpful insight into my anxiety issues and has helped me to build up my confidence and self esteem. I value and appreciate the life tools Michael has provided me with.

Lo

Patient

I am a mom, a wife, and a professional juggling the ins and outs of life, with a history of bipolar disorder. Recently, I came to a point that I needed help dealing with my anger and managing life. Encompass Counseling has been one of the most beneficial therapeutic services in my experience. I am in a better place now, and I am continuing to grow as a person. I would recommend this service to anyone on the journey to gain a better state of being.

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