Angelica Amaya, LCSW, LICSW

My name is Angelica Amaya and I am licensed in both Oregon and Washington. I began my career of 28 years working with children, families, adults with developmental disabilities and in community mental health.

In recent years, I worked as a medical social worker in home health supporting patients coping with their illnesses and providing bereavement support to patients and their families in hospice and palliative care. I have also provided grief support to those who are mourning a loss of a pet.

In my current role as a psychotherapist, I help clients who have anxiety, depression. and who are going through life transitions. I also have an extensive knowledge of narcissist personality disorder and have helped those who have had past trauma with someone in their life who was a narcissist.

In my free time I enjoy travel, hiking, eating at local restaurants, attending festivals and going on road trips with my dogs.

Therapeutic Approach

My approach is compassionate, supportive, client centered and strength based. I hope to provide you tools and identify goals to help you through your wellness and healing. I will collaborate with you to change old destructive patterns in hopes of making you feel more grounded and work toward greater self-acceptance. I can offer short-term solution based therapy or more depth oriented approaches depending on what you feel your needs are.

I provide individual therapy to those who may be experiencing:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Coping with illnesses
  • Work place stress
  • Codependency

Education:

University of New Mexico (Albuquerque): Bachelors of Science Family Studies 1997

San Jose State University in CA: Master’s in Social Work, 2005

Oregon license number L5353

Washington state license number LW60856163

I welcome the opportunity to serve people from all races, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, abilities, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, inclusive of all people without judgement.