“I worked with Angela on a weekly basis throughout a period of 3 years. I was very lucky to feel a very strong connection to her really from the first session, she created an immediate sense of care and compassion; an environment in which I quickly felt secure enough to share and explore what for me were some very difficult and painful feelings and observations about where I had found myself in life. She is an incredible listener, retaining tiny details, connecting thoughts and experiences. I felt a real sense of commitment from her to my development.
Angela was a true professional throughout my time with her. I liked the sense of boundaries that she established and I respected her appropriate and necessary challenges to me. What I had identified as a single aspect to deal with, Angela quickly unpacked and helped me to explore in all of its messy complexity. She helped to equip me with new skills, new perspectives and even now 2 -3 years after we finished working, I continue to draw upon our conversations and some of the tools that we focused on. I am immensely grateful to have had the chance to work with her, to have met Angela at the point in life when I absolutely felt at a crossroads and was really needed guidance, compassion and challenge to make some changes.”
“Working with Angela as my therapist was one of the most worthwhile, interesting and meaningful experiences I have ever done. Coming from a family who thinks seeing a therapist means “something is seriously wrong with you” I was hesitant to open up at first. However, Angela quickly showed me I could trust her and I was eager to explore many of my beliefs, behaviors, and patterns of thinking that were keeping me from living wholeheartedly and in genuine connection with others.
Angela was so crucial in my journey to deeper self understanding, that when we were no longer living in the same country we continued our sessions by Skype. Even over the distance, she was always present, warm, supportive and insightful. I would recommend Angela without hesitation to anyone ready to honestly and profoundly explore their life.”
“I want to give the highest recommendations possible for Angela as a therapist. She has the perfect balance of empathy, warmth, insight, yet gentle pressure where you need it. She gently urges you toward growth and helps you take ownership of having vision for your future. She instills hope where hope is hard. She encourages love where you feel like giving into anger and hate. Our family is healthier from having her support us in a very difficult time. “
“Angela’s thoughtfulness and insight has helped me immensely with my personal growth. She has gently guided me towards a better understanding of myself and has provided me with tools to help me better reflect on my emotional reactions in order to get to the deeper roots of why I feel the way I feel. With Angela’s support I have been able to manage difficult situations with more clarity. Her skill and attention have been instrumental to my growth and healing process and I highly recommend her expertise.”
“It is a sad fact that there are too many ineffective therapists. There are the therapists who have gone into the field as a kind of escape from their own trauma and dysfunction. There are the ones who have become therapists for the ego boost associated with being in a position of control, of being a sort of oracle. There are the therapists who are good listeners but lack the genuine aptitude and insight to distinguish themselves as exceptional caregivers. And then there are the very small number of therapists in whom the happy marriage of remarkable aptitude with a deeply empathetic personal style are found in the same individual. I have known personally many therapists in my adult life and Angela Maeda is by a substantial margin the first person that comes to mind to whom I would refer someone I care about for counseling. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend even the most complex and painful relationships or individual cases to her as she brings to each client — just as she does in her personal relationships — a profound understanding of the human condition, as well as a level of genuine care and empathy rarely encountered in modern life.”