Angela Fernandes, MA
Angela Fernandes, MA, LMHCA is a psychotherapist in private practice in the Seattle area with a focus on severe and chronic mental illness, trauma and addictions. She is a native of Durham, NC and moved to Seattle in 2007 to live by the salty waters of Puget Sound.
She earned an MA in Psychology from Seattle University and has a degree in Theater from Duke University. She was a media professional for 15 years prior to entering the field of mental health and still dives into professional creative writing and editing projects. She has written storylines and character dialogue for video games for several game studios and enjoys playtesting new technology. She has worked for many companies in the Seattle area including Nintendo, Microsoft, Amazon, Nordstrom, and Zulily.
She trained with her good friend and mentor, Gregory McBride, a veteran Seattle marriage and family counselor who specialized in alcoholism and addiction recovery. Before succumbing to lung cancer in March 2015, he made it his final project to teach her all that he knew about relationships and human behavior. Together they had an uncanny knack for puzzling through the human psyche with understanding and an irreverent sense of humor. In honor of his last request, she delivered the eulogy at his funeral service.
She has also received training through the Cabrini Ministry Program of the Seattle Archdiocese, which trains people to offer guidance, support, and comfort to those in hospitals, prisons, and at home with the elderly, sick, and dying.
Angela has worked with many people in all stages of mental health recovery in community mental health, local churches, and through sponsorship in 12-step groups. She completed her clinical internship in an outpatient psychiatric clinic providing mental health and substance abuse counseling.
Her special interests include issues of faith and spirituality, 12-step recovery, the role of creative arts in therapy, and how technology influences culture and relationships.
She enjoys offering talks on the topics of faith, religion, and psychology.