Angela Augustine
LCSW, AutPlay® certified

Specializes in Neurodiversity

Angela Augustine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Masters Degree from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in 2005. Angela has worked with children as young as 3-yrs-old to young adulthood. Angela is in the process of becoming a Registered Play Therapist and is certified in AutPlay therapy, a neurodiversity affirming play therapy framework. She provides individual therapy as well as family therapy and parent/child therapy. Her treatment incorporates a variety of evidence-based practices, including Child Centered Play Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief-Strategic Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Angela is also passionate in supporting neurodivergent families and neurodivergent adults as they have unique needs and challenges. She wants to help individuals and families feel empowered to live life authentically and navigate challenges related to living in a world not designed for neurodivergent brains. She has worked with neurodivergent people including those who are autistic, have ADHD, complex trauma, OCD or have intellectual differences. She tailors therapy to include special interests, psycho-education, art and play. Additionally, Angela values parents’ role in their children’s treatment.

Angela continues to train in LGBTQ affirming therapy. She also carves out time daily to reflect on her own personal biases and learns from people with diverse backgrounds to ensure that therapy remains a safe space. Angela recognizes the harmful role oppression and racism play on people and society. She will help people feel empowered so they can be a self-advocate and stand up for others. Her hope is to foster emotional resiliency so that people can face adversity and meet their goals.

Angela has experience treating individuals with the following diagnosis:
Selective Mutism
Complex Trauma
Foster and Adoption Concerns
Difficulty adjusting to major life transitions