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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.
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
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
Supervisor: Jennifer Berton (LICSW 007743)