MA, MS, NCC, Professional Counselor Associate
I am a Professional Counselor Associate in the state of Oregon. I have lived in Eugene for most of my life and in southern California for five years.
I welcome all individuals looking for a space to share and devote time to their mental health. When working with me, clients will find an environment where they are respected for their culture, gender identity, disability status, and belief systems. I am a believer in God, and my spirituality has dramatically influenced my path in life and made me want to connect with others on a deep level.
I provide a person-centered approach to help individuals learn about themselves in different cultural contexts, including how past experiences or traumas impact their lives. Individuals deserve to sit with a counselor who is not merely accepting but, more importantly, non-judgmental. I use a holistic approach to therapy and believe that a person’s well-being involves their brain, body, and mind. Therapy should support all three of those areas in order to help clients find balance and increase understanding of the self. When working with individuals, my first goal is to create a safe therapeutic relationship in which clients feel respected and supported.
I am trained in Somatic and Attachment-Focused EMDR Therapy, utilizing an integrative approach, and using therapies that fit each client individually. I rely heavily on the framework of Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) Theory and utilize Client-centered Therapy, Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Feminist Theory, and Constructivist Theory. In certain therapeutic relationships, I rely on the framework of Theory of Mind integrated with the EMDR approach
More About Angela Barnhurst
I have been working in the field of mental health since 2019. I have worked at the University of Oregon as a Disability Access Advisor and most recently as a Child and Adult EMDR Therapist at Oregon EMDR LLC.
I have experience in leading Group Therapy and providing education to families of loved ones with disabilities. I worked as a Special Education Teacher and Autism Specialist for five years before becoming a therapist.
I hold a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bushnell University. I hold a second Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Oregon and have additional training in counseling individuals with disabilities. I am trained in Advanced Diagnostics of mental health disorders. I am currently a doctoral student and am working toward obtaining a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. I work under the clinical supervision of Christina Martinez – Clay, LCSW.
Can I Help You?
I treat patients for:
- Traumatic Events / Trauma
- Developmental / Autism Spectrum Disorder
Monday & Tuesday
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM