Angela Bendeck, MS
I believe therapy can benefit everyone as life can present us with many, varied challenges. Sometimes you just need some support to get through a challenging situation or to figure out how to alleviate the symptoms you are experiencing. Sometimes common, everyday events can also be very stressful, such as experiencing a breakup, job loss, or experiencing any other type of loss or transition. Working with someone can be incredibly beneficial at this juncture to learn new ways to cope and relax the mind and body so that we can start to work through these thoughts and emotions. Additionally, oftentimes we find that there are events from our past or childhood that need to be addressed (if it safe to do so) as they are contributing to our current experiences. I believe everyone has the capacity within themselves to help themselves with the right supports and tools, and that’s where therapy can come in.
I view my role as a therapist as a witness, support, and guide. I aim to offer new insights, perspectives, and techniques while working collaboratively with you to meet your goals using a person-centered, growth-oriented, strengths-based approach to get you feeling better and more empowered. I work from a feminist lens in many cases when appropriate and helpful.
I have a special interest in working with individuals experiencing symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression, various mood disorders, women’s issues, and postpartum disorders, but I am also interested in supporting individuals through their everyday adjustments and look forward to supporting individuals from all walks of life. I am an LGBTQIA ally, comfortable working with teens and older adults, and feel I can offer support to culturally diverse clients as well.
I graduated from Plymouth State University with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My previous work includes working as a Program Coordinator in the intellectual and developmental disabilities service sector, supporting adults with behavioral needs and co-occurring mental health disorders. Prior to that position, I also worked as a Direct Support Professional and Manager at a rehabilitation facility supporting adults with traumatic and acquired brain injuries with co-occurring mental health disorders as well.
In my free time, I love to spend time outdoors, hiking, kayaking, or swimming. I also play guitar, piano, and sing when I have the time as well. I believe nature and art/music can be very beneficial to healing and thriving. I am also a