Angela DeCraene, MA, LCPC, CDWF

Develop confidence. Make decisions with ease. Achieve balance, and make a good life GREAT. Life is messy and being a person at any age can be difficult. We lose focus and become uncertain of ourselves and the world around us. Our imbalances lead to anxiety, depression, addiction, and conflict.

I work with individuals at many stages throughout development and assist with those conflicts that arise in the different seasons of our lives. I have a wide range of experience in treating anxiety, depression, mood disorders, as well as trauma and grief issues. I utilize traditional approaches and nature based therapies to help my clients create balance and achieve wholeness. I am also a Certified Daring Way ™ Facilitator, and I use the work of Brené Brown on a daily basis in individual sessions, groups, and in my own life. This work is based on the research and writings of Dr. Brown, and I utilize curriculum that correlates with her books: The Gifts of Imperfection ™, The Daring Way™, and Rising Strong™. The work is aimed at helping individuals to Show up. Be Seen. and Live Brave™

I am traditionally educated and diversely trained. I attended Loyola University Chicago and have a strong background in research. I have worked with individuals internationally in Sub Saharan Africa, locally in community and private settings, and most recently trained under a clinician in Boulder, CO treating technology addiction.

I believe that an awareness of the body and mind are important tools in developing a deeper understanding of one’s own strengths and finding room to grow. With a focus on self-acceptance, every person can lead a full and productive life.

I work with individuals (ages 16 and up), couples, and families.

SPECIALTIES / ISSUES

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD