Angela Ateyeh, BA
Master’s Level Clinical Mental Health Intern
“Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.” — Lisa Olivera
My name is Angela, and I am a master’s level practicum student in my last year of the counseling program at Lenoir-Rhyne University, 28 years after I received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1995 from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. I’m thrilled to be entering my last year of the program and spending my practicum and internship time at Winter to Spring Wellness.
In the 28 years since I finished my undergraduate studies, I have worked in various roles in the human services field, primarily in community mental health agencies. I have worked with children and teens in foster care, as a residential coordinator for people with intellectual disabilities, and as a Case Manager for individuals with mental health and substance use disorder diagnoses.
I enjoyed working with youth in foster care and feel it’s where I have done some of my best clinical work. I am also interested in helping individuals struggling with substance use.
I operate from an attachment and trauma-informed lens while also utilizing somatic experiencing in my work.
I love spending time in nature with my dog Taro when I’m not working. I also enjoy going to concerts, playing video and board games, hiking, kayaking, and mycology.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know that our sessions will stay private?
We are bound by law and ethics to keep everything you share with your therapist confidential. Winter to Spring Wellness is known as a “covered entity” under HIPAA, which means that we’re subject to all HIPAA rules and guidelines. This will be discussed with you in your first session in more detail.
Do you offer online sessions?
Absolutely. We offer both teletherapy sessions to clients who prefer online to in-person appointments. These sessions are offered in a HIPAA compliant video platform.
Does Winter to Spring Wellness accept insurance?
Yes, we do! We accept many major insurance plans, including Blue Cross, Anthem, Optum, United, Aetna. This can vary by the provider. To view what insurance plans your preferred clinician accepts, please view their profile page for more information.
What can I expect from my first session?
The initial session is the time for you to begin establishing rapport with your therapist. Furthermore, the initial session is where the therapist gathers vital information regarding the presenting concerns, goals, history and mental wellness. The allowed time frame for the initial visit is approximately 55-60 minutes.
Can I pick the therapist I would like to work with myself?
Absolutely! We want your sessions to be successful and will tailor them to your needs. You can review our provider profiles online, or you can give us a call, and we’ll offer guidance based on specialties and certifications.
How long do I have to be in therapy?
You don’t have to do anything! If you want to make meaningful changes to your life and relationships, the length of treatment is based on your needs and goals. Your therapist will work with you to identify a treatment plan that suits your timeline. We promise we won’t keep you for longer than needed.
Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.
– Mr. Rogers
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