Andreea Sera Anghel, LCSW

Educational Background:

Andreea Sera Anghel, graduated from Highland Park High School, completed her undergraduate studies in Social Work and Political Science at Northeastern Illinois University, and received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola Chicago University. Andreea is an empathetic and enthusiastic social worker highly effective in individual therapy, family therapy, couples counseling, psychotherapy, crisis intervention and case management. Andreea is able to find creative solutions to help clients improve and maintain positive mental health outcomes and promote independence and well-being.

Clinical Experience:

Andreea is an experienced social worker with extensive knowledge in crisis intervention, conflict resolution, trauma treatment, depression, anxiety, self-esteem disorders, anger management, parental support, family conflict, identity development, life transitions, and multi-cultural issues. Andreea works to understand what the problems are, and customizes the therapy to the specific needs and personality of each client. Andreea introduces patients to a set of principles that they can apply whenever they need to. Andreea has experience in coordinating care with multiple healthcare providers to help support clients reintegrate within the family, community, and school environment.

Therapeutic Approach:

Andreea provides an individualized treatment when working with individuals, families, or couples. Andreea has found a variety of approaches to be extremely effective when providing care and they include: cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, experiential therapy, mindfulness approaches, brief solution focused, strength-based approach, and others.

“The reason most people fail instead of succeed is they trade what they want most for what they want at the moment.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

“A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years.” ― Byron Katie

“If you put your hand into a fire, does anyone have to tell you to move it? Do you have to decide? No: When your hand starts to burn, it moves. You don’t have to direct it; the hand moves itself. In the same way, once you understand, through inquiry, that an untrue thought causes suffering, you move away from it.” ― Byron Katie

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