Angela M Alston

Angela M Alston

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, LADAC Addictions Counselor Candidate, ADDC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Connecticut Not Accepting Online
Bloomfield Accepting In-person

Limited Telehealth sessions offered at this time. Please inquire.

Updated January 4, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life transitions
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Stress management
  • Substance abuse
  • Entrepreneur mental health
  • Abandonment issues

Professional statement

Angela Alston is the Therapist and Owner of A Journey To Wholeness, LLC. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Addiction Drug Counselor (LADC), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP}, Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor (AADC). Angela utilizes a strength based approach, Client centered approach, CBT and psychoeducation. Angela also draws upon relapse prevention education to assist those who may have substance abuse concerns.

Angela has worked in the Human Services field for over 30 years. She has worked with a variety of clientele from; developmentally disabled client , clients on Methadone Maintenance, teenagers in a group home setting, adolescents in Juvenile Detention, Male Offenders who have been sentenced to 2 or more years in the Department of Correction as a for over 10 years.

She has provided CEU Trainings at the: Women's Consortium, Department of Mental Health an Addiction Services (DMHAS), Department of Correction, and the Greater Hartford Reentry Council and her content has been featured at 2020 and 2021 The Teachable Summit, and featured in several podcasts. She has been featured on TVONE's Fatal Attraction episode as a subject matter expert. Angela has a special gift of working with Ex- offenders as well as assisting Entrepreneurs who experience overwhelm and burnout.

Angela's practice is located in Bloomfield, Ct. Office hours range from 9am-4pm, Monday-Thursday and 9am-1pm on Saturdays. She offers flexible hours. She is offering limited remote sessions at this time.


Message to clients

I know what it is like to live in a psychological prison, trying to "stay strong" while repeating the narrative "I'm ok!". You don't have to go on this journey alone. The common thread amongst all clientele is a desire for positive change. At times one may need a helping hand to guide them on their journey in a therapeutic, environment. Seeking guidance is a courageous first step to wholeness and lasting change. Seeking therapy does not mean that you are weak or "crazy"; it means you have decided to address your concerns with non-biased professional help. It's ok to find someone to help you cope with the stressors of life!

My passion is to empower individuals and give them a sense of hope and an opportunity to "get their power back!" I want to provide knowledge and guidance because "you don't know what you don't know". I have an innate ability to meet others where they are and to help those who struggle with addiction to finally break free and live a life they are proud of.

I know change is difficult, and at times very uncomfortable but it is not impossible. If you are an ex offender struggling with adjusting to society; I can help you. My goal is to guide individuals on their journey to wholeness, peace, happiness, and mental freedom while finding the root cause of maladaptive behaviors.


Specialties

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

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

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Entrepreneur mental health - Processing through the emotional highs and lows of running a business; learning about one’s values and exploring how these values impact the decisions that one makes for the business

Abandonment issues - Developing an understanding of one’s abandonment issues, including their origins and how they impact relationships; practicing trust and growing confidence in relationships




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • HUSKY Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

Out of pocket couples $200


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-5pm
  • Tue 8am-5pm
  • Wed 8am-5pm
  • Thu 8am-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9am-2pm
  • Sun Closed

Bloomfield practice
3 Barnard Ln, Suite 306, Bloomfield, Connecticut 06002
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-5pm
  • Tue 8am-5pm
  • Wed 8am-5pm
  • Thu 8am-5pm
  • Fri Not available
  • Sat 9am-2pm
  • Sun Not available

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years



Licensure

Connecticut: 3245


Languages

English