ANGELA L. NEMECEK-HAAG, LCSW
Healing and Self-Exploration for Adults and Older Adolescents
Now providing neurodivergent-affirming autism assessments for adults
Available for teletherapy in Virginia and North Carolina; in-person services in Charlottesville, Virginia
"We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time"
T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets
YOU ARE THE MAIN INGREDIENT
I like to say that if your recovery and healing were a soup, you'd be the main ingredient.
In therapy with me, clients appreciate that they are in charge of their goals and progress, and that I regard them as experts on themselves. You set the metrics by which we evaluate if you are "making progress."
Whoever you are, I believe that you are already capable of profound healing and self-acceptance, and my job is simply to guide you toward that capacity with compassionate non-judgment, insight, curiosity, and, sometimes, humor.
That said, I do particularly well with some types of clients. Here are some examples:
queer, trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people; people who are questioning their sexual or gender identityrr t,
clients who may find it difficult to open up, or struggle to trust
people who "overthink"
individuals in non-traditional relationships or non-mainstream communities
neurodivergent people (autism spectrum, sensory processing issues, ADHD, etc.)
perfectionists, people-pleasers, and overfunctioners
people who are very hard on themselves
clients who identify as highly sensitive people (HSPs)
people who are introspective; they know what their challenges are, but knowing isn't solving the problem