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About Angelie Karabatsos, LPC, NCC, MA, MBA

Angelie is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and owner of Pillars of Hope Counseling, located in Tigard, OR. Her practice areas include: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Marriage-Couples Therapy, and Career counseling. She holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University.

The Three Factors in Healthy Relationship

Being in a healthy relationship takes a lot of work. Psychology today cited 13 signs to look for in healthy relationships. (  There are three factors in a healthy relationship that helps relationships last. These three factors are: open dialogue, vulnerability, and trust. If one of these factors is missing, such as trust, the relationship [...]

Coping With Social Anxiety

Coping With Social Anxiety Coping with social anxiety can be tough. To understand the difficulty of the situation we must first understand the definition of social anxiety. It is the fear of being with people in a social place. This could be at work, the grocery story, or at a restaurant. People by nature are [...]

By | December 13, 2019|Anxiety|0 Comments

8 Tips For Coping With PTSD

Tips for Coping with PTSD Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) ( feels like being trapped in a large haunted house. Something scary and difficult is ready to jump out at you and you have no control. People living with PTSD have a fuzzy sense of reality. They have no [...]

By | December 4, 2019|Trauma|0 Comments

Five Common Problems and Soluctions in Relationships

Relationships are hard. Whether dating, living together, engaged, or married problems will arise. A couple’s ability to work through difficult issues determines if they will stay together or break up. This article focuses on five common problems and offers solutions to keep the couple together. 1. Poor Communication One of the biggest challenges couples experience [...]

Six strategies to reduce depression

  A perpetual thundercloud is following me.  I’m sitting in darkness.  My feet are stuck in quicksand and I’m slowing sinking.  These are common ways people coping with  depression talk about their symptoms.  Depression is a mental health concern that is often misunderstood because family or friends, who have never felt sadness cannot understand the [...]

What to expect in couples and marriage counseling?

Talking about issues and concerns happening in a marriage or the relationship is scary.  Talking to a stranger, who doesn’t know the history of me and my partner can be terrifying. The purpose of this blog is to answer questions about what to expect in couples and marriage counseling. Hopefully it makes the process of [...]

Three Building Blocks To A Successful Marriage or Relationship

Long moonlight walks while gazing fondly into your partner’s eyes.  Intellectually stimulating conversations while sipping champagne on the veranda.  Wow! Doesn’t that sound nice? Both of these events make great Hollywood love scenes and makes us hunger for these types of romantic events in our own marriage or relationship. A successful and happy marriage is [...]

Eight Strategies for Taking Care of Your Mental Health

Pass by any fitness center or gym, on any given night, and you will find the place packed. Doctor’s offices are brimming with preventive care appointments. Knowledgeably nutritional store workers busily ring up the latest protein shakes or vitamin supplements. We try to eat right, drink plenty of water, and exercise every day. Overall we do a [...]

By | December 10, 2016|All Posts, Mental Health|0 Comments