Aneeka  Angus
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Aneeka Angus

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Connecticut Accepting Online
Middletown Accepting In-person
Updated December 13, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Work stress
  • Life purpose & meaning
  • Self-care

Professional statement

Aneeka Angus is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Middletown, CT. Aneeka enjoys coaching individuals through major life changes, overcoming obstacles to happiness or fulfillment, and exploring self identity. She specializes in working with clients who would like to improve their self-esteem and communication skills, which can help them both in their personal and professional lives. Many of Aneeka’s clients develop unhealthy patterns in their lives as the result of stress, trauma, anxiety, or depression. They arrive at therapy ready to untangle those patterns and replace them with healthier alternatives.

Aneeka’s approach to helping clients draws from mindfulness practices, and she encourages clients to attend to their current state of being, rather than worrying about the past or the future. Clients practice mindfulness exercises like deep breathing with Aneeka’s guidance, and benefit from Reiki and Crystal Healing work. Clients will also reflect on what’s working for them in their lives and what isn’t working for them, setting goals with Aneeka. When these goals include a reduction of mental health symptoms, Aneeka practices Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), two evidence-based therapy modalities that are helpful in examining emotional reactions. Through therapy, clients grow their self-esteem and self-love so they can react in healthy ways to life events.

Aneeka earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. She has 15 years of experience in the mental health field and is passionate about helping clients embrace their true selves.


Message to clients

Thank you for taking the time for therapy! I know it can be difficult to make the decision to start therapy, and I’m honored that you’ve taken the first step.

I believe in meeting you where you are at. You are the expert of your life; hence you will take the lead in your transformation with my guidance and support. Words that I chose to live by from Maya Angelou “people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people won’t forget how you made them feel. My goal is to establish a therapeutic connection to address with you your areas of future growth. My true calling is helping you to embrace your true and unique self.

I’d love to learn more about what’s going on for you now and see if we might be a good fit to work together. Please contact me to coordinate a time for your first session.


Specialties

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits

Self-care - Learning what effective self-care looks like and incorporating these strategies into daily life; developing an awareness of wellbeing to identify when one needs to practice self-care




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $150

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 6pm
  • Tue 10am -6pm
  • Wed 10am -6pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 10am to 6pm
  • Sun 10am to 6pm

Middletown practice
90 Court Street, Suite 203, Middletown, Connecticut 06457
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am to 6pm
  • Tue 10 am to 6pm
  • Wed 10am to 6pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 10 am to 6pm
  • Sun 10am to 6pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 18 years

The Connection Inc. Connecting Children and Families, Program Director, 2018 - 2022
United Services Inc. Young Adult Services, Clinical Coordinator, 2016 - 2018
NAFI (North American Family Institute) CYFSC, Clinical Supervisor, 2016 - 2016
NAFI (North American Family Institute) Foster Care Oregon (TFCO), Program Supervisor, 2011 - 2016
NAFI (North American Family Institute) Stepping Stone , Clinician, 2006 - 2011

University Of Connecticut School of Social Work, MSW, 2006


Licensure

Connecticut: 008485

Supervisor: Jennifer Berton (LICSW 007743)


Languages

English