about angela

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Angela M. Doss, MA, MFTi #93177

Angela is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern 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 and groups, leads peers in specialized trainings, and serves as a consulting volunteer on the Outreach Team, designing original marketing materials for, and helping to organize, community activities and special events.

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.

By combining her current skills as a psychotherapist with an education in holistic nutrition, Angela intends to expand her focus in the direction of nutritional psychology. She is currently pursuing certification as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP).

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