About Angelie Karabatsos
Education: Angelie holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Marylhurst University and a Bachelor of Science Management (BS) from Marylhurst University. She has also completed Level 1 Gottman Method Couple’s Therapy and is certified in the Prepare/Enrich Program for marital and premarital counseling.
Background: I became interested in human behavior after taking several psychology courses my senior year of high school. My undergraduate and graduate degrees focused on organizational development and marketing, which allowed me to explore human behavior from a holistic and analytical perspective. My business career spans 23 years and encompasses relationship, marketing, and project management. I have seen the impact of mergers and layoffs. Watched couples struggle to balance careers, family, and relationships.
In 2013, I decided to follow my passion and become a professional counselor. My university internship focused on helping men and women cope with anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, abuse, life transitions, addictions, marital unrest, and relationship concerns. Today, as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP), I help people overcome difficult life challenges. I teach couples how to replace faulty communication with decisive clear communication patterns. I provide strategies to reduce conflict. I show couples how to make emotional connections, which increases emotional intimacy.
Approach: My approach is one of compassion, collaboration, and creativity. I provide individualized treatment based on each individual or couple’s need. In our work together we will recognize unhealthy thinking patterns, reframe self-limiting talk, develop coping cards, utilize principles of mindfulness and guided imagery exercises to reduce anxiety, depression, and stress. Will focus on understanding self and partner’s needs, learn to communicate better, rebuild trust, and resolve conflict faster. These skills raise self-esteem and create deeper emotional bonds. Counseling is an opportunity to begin an amazing journey of self discovery.
Pillars of Hope Counseling is about courage, trust, and strength. It takes courage to recognize the need or desire for help. Trust to explore a variety of perspectives and opportunities. Strength to rise above tough challenges. These are the pillars we all possess but often don’t see in ourselves. I help people realize their talents, uncover hidden passions, find forgotten dreams, and overcome difficult life events.
In reaching out there is hope for healing brokenness and improving quality of life. Call, text, or email me today!