Angela  Brooks-Livingston

Angela Brooks-Livingston

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC Master of Arts, MA
North Carolina Not Accepting Online

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Updated October 11, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Women's issues
  • Identity development
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

Angela Brooks-Livingston (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist in Wilkes County, NC. Angela offers telehealth therapy sessions to individuals, and couples who are seeking to have a life worth living. Clients comes to therapy with Angela to work on their identity, relationships, distress, depression, life transitions, and to learn new ways to coping.

In therapy sessions, Angela utilizes insight-oriented and skills based approaches. She works with clients in learning to trust their own voice, while offering practical coping skills. She gently challenges clients to explore the root cause of their concerns, gaining new awareness into their emotional and relationship patterns. Angela encourages and teaches clients how to use mindfulness to be more in tune with their body and emotions.

Angela is trained and competent in dialectical behavioral therapy. She is competent in working with folkx in the gender expansive community and follows the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Standards of Care. Angela approaches therapy through the lens of feminist therapy perspective, and is affirming and sex positive.

Angela is committed to maintaining an inclusive practice, and is aware of how societal expectations contribute to what brings clients to therapy. She is affirming of all identities, and relationships. Angela believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship and connection between client and therapist to heal painful past experiences and to help clients feel more secure in their own vulnerability.


Message to clients

Therapy can be daunting and scary, especially if you have never done it before. The connection between client and therapist is sacred, which makes it imperative to find the right fit. I identify as queer, cisgender female and, as a counselor, I create a safe space to be vulnerable and process big feelings. I practice from an engaged and interactive process, with irreverence and humor. I will not sit back and just listen. I will challenge you to grow and empathize with your hurt. My hope for you is that therapy is a place you can say whatever is in your heart, without judgement. I believe clients have the right to live their best life, and am affirming to all individual and relationship identities.


Specialties

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $100

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

I offer free, 30-minute consultations to see if I am the right therapist for you!


Location(s)

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-4pm
  • Tue 9am-4pm
  • Wed 9am-4pm
  • Thu 9am-4pm
  • Fri 9am-2pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Evolving Fire Counseling , Owner, 2020 - Present
Daymark Recovery Services, Outpatient therapist, 2011 - 2021

Appalachian State University, Master of Arts, 2011
Judson College, Bachelor of Arts, 2003


Licensure

North Carolina: S9367

North Carolina: 22083


Languages

English