Angela (Angie) Kiker, is a masters level counselor and a VA State Resident LPC. She is a certified member of the National Board for Citified Counselors. Angie graduated from the University of Maryland College Park, Cum Laude, with a BS in both Education and Computer Science. Her passion to helping others, so she later received her MA in Counseling Psychology. Angie studied in the United Kingdom where she received a Post Graduate Certification in Adult Education (PGCE). She loves to learn and recently expanded her education further at George Washington University, with a Post Masters Certification in Counseling Psychology. Angie values continual education and continues to learn new skills to use with her clients.
As a Resident Licensed Professional Counselor and Consulting Therapist in the Commonwealth of Virginia, she has had the pleasure to work for The Center for Discovery and Eating Disorder Recovery Specialists, in all levels of care for adolescent and adult clients with Eating Disorders. Angie has most recently worked with Phoenix House Mid Atlantic where she has gained experience working with adult clients with Substance Use and Co-Occurring disorders, with experience ranging from Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient levels of care. She is currently working with clients under a SAMHSA grant, specifically dealing with Opioid Use Disorder.
Angie has over twelve years of experience in the mental health field as a counselor, therapist, and facilitator. She brings over 15 years of experience working with children from birth to adolescence as a teacher. Angie has also taught psychology courses for the University of Maryland (UMUC), and taught teacher education courses in the areas of early childhood education and human growth and development for Central Texas College, as Adjunct Faculty. While in the UK, she was able to teach ASSIST and mental health First Aide, to the community to raise the awareness of mental health in the community. She also worked wither local community to facilitate communication, relationship, career transitions, and parenting workshops for those in need of education or support.
Angie specializes in psycho-educational groups and workshops, process groups, and person-centered therapy with individuals, couples and families. Angie has expertise working with wounded warriors, assisting them with complicated work and life transitions. She has a broad knowledge base in her field, with recent studies in grief and loss counseling, addiction counseling, and the most recent diagnosis and treatment planning (DSM-5). She has learned directly from Dr. Lane Pederson, an expert in Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), and regularly uses this modality of treatment in her work.
Angie is a member of the International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals, (IAEDP) and is a certified Medical Aide, with CPR, AED and CPI certifications. Angie was originally born and raised in the DC area, and is thrilled to be back "home" working in this community she knows and loves, and is passionate to support this population in their area of need. Angie has a heartfelt desire to develop a genuine therapeutic relationship with her clients and use all of her training to best assist each individual in their recovery or life transitions.