about angela

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Angela M. Doss, MA, MFTi #93177

Angela is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Counselor-in-Residence at The Relational Center in Los Angeles, California, where she provides counseling and psychoeducation to adults and adolescents of diverse cultural backgrounds. She conducts sessions with individuals, couples, families and groups. She leads peers in specialized trainings and workshops, and she volunteers her time as a Communications and Outreach team leader, designing and marketing materials for use on various multimedia platforms.

Angela received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles, with concentrations in Applied Community Psychology and Spiritual & Depth Psychology. As a participant in the school's Advanced Practitioner program, she completed extensive coursework beyond the conventional degree requirements, acquiring additional training and skills in working with eating disorders, disability and chronic illness, art therapy, equine-assisted therapy and Jungian sandplay therapy, among others. She received her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Oklahoma.

Informed by personal confrontations with the isolation epidemic of Western culture, and a near-death diagnosis with a chronic autoimmune condition in 2008, Angela eventually found her passion, purpose and calling in the integrative healing journey of relational psychology, somatic awareness, mindful inquiry and social justice. Openly embracing and promoting the counter-cultural values of vulnerability, interdependence, radical acceptance, nonviolent communication and compassion-as-activism, she has collaborated in the development of curriculum for multiple group therapy platforms -- in somatic trauma work; disability and chronic illness; and relational food psychology.

Angela is also a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), a credential in holistic and functional nutrition, which she is using to expand her focus in the direction of nutritional psychology and merge together her work in two fields -- adding nutrients to mental health, and bringing connection back to eating. 

Angela is supervised by The Relational Center's Clinical Director, Jami Winkel, LMFT (License #44036).