Before we jump right on into creating your new path, here’s some background info about me…
I was born and raised in Southern California. My interest in the field of psychology actually started when I was a young girl spending time in my mom’s front office after school. She would tell me about how much satisfaction she had as a social worker, helping others improve their lives – and I was inspired!
This journey began over ten years ago during college. The only classes I actually looked forward to were all related to psychology (the study of human behavior and mental functions). What I was learning in school gave me a new lens through which I viewed the world, and it just all made sense.  I could relate the information in my classes to my personal life, and see how I could follow in my mom’s footsteps to really impact people’s lives and do my best to help them be happier and healthier. I went on to obtain my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. I received extensive training from various onsite internships, including The Meadows, a world-renowned psychiatric treatment center.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and I see clients in my private practice with in Los Angeles, California. I specialize in helping people who have struggled with anxiety learn to live their lives with more ease.
Education and Current Practice:
Pepperdine University – Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – California License # 53654
2011 to Present  – Psychotherapy Private Practice
Experience:
EMDR Training Weekends 1 and 2
The Bella Vita – Eating Disorder Therapist
Ashford University – Adjunct Professor
The Meadows of Wickenburg – Primary Therapist, Family Therapist, Survivor’s Counselor, Aftercare Counselor
Mohave Mental Health Clinic – Crisis Intake Therapist
Bienvenidos Children Center – Mental Health Therapist
Vistas Social and Work – Counselor III
San Fernando Valley Counseling Center – Volunteer Counselor
ONE (Organization for the Needs of the Elderly) – Volunteer Counselor
American Cancer Society  – Volunteer Counselor

How to get a hold of me…
If you are interested in getting help or want information for a loved one:
818-470-9932
angelamariacostello@gmail.com
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