For as long as I can remember, I have sought out harmony, connection and meaning. My curiosity of people and personalities, and desire for deeper intimacy pulled me into the intersecting spheres of psychology, philosophy and spirituality. These wells of interest developed into a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of Washington and a Masters of Counseling degree at The Seattle School of Psychology and Theology.
Early in my career, I worked at Northwest Family Life (Seattle, Washington), a counseling center specializing in domestic violence and advocacy where I began the journey of coming alongside adults and families in their darkest and most vulnerable times. I began my own private practice, New Leaf Counseling, LLC, while living abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina and broadened my experience in working with English speaking individuals from various countries around the world. In working with such a diverse population, I gained ample insight into various cultures and further validation of the unshakable universality and realities of being human.
Presently, I continue to work with individuals, couples and families of different cultures, religious or non-religious, who grapple with life issues, grief, trauma and recovery, and relationship difficulties. I take great personal joy and fulfillment in each person with whom I have the honor of unraveling life’s challenges together.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).
Angela Maeda on Emotional Curiosity and Self Awareness, Podcast Episode
A candid conversation with Angela, a psychotherapist based in the Seattle area. Angela shares her insights on the understanding that being a human being is messy, volatile, and not always pretty. We explore the importance of accepting our humanity and staying curious to our emotions. Throughout the episode, Angela emphasizes the journey to knowing ourselves and the significance of tuning in to our bodies and trusting our true selves. We discuss scripts and societal pressures that often make individuals feel like they need to be more than human. Enjoy~