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August 30, 2016 Frequently Asked Questions

Angela  is an excellent listener. Always receptive to my problems. She has a very soothing nature and is extremely compassionate. In my case, she has been a very positive motivator and has helped me tremendously on my road to recovery.I highly recommend her services.

Lou in Roseville August 2016

VERY CAPABLE MARRIAGE COUNSELING

Angela's style of counseling has really worked for my wife and I, getting us to be more comfortable in sharing with her and each other in a safe environment. I can say we are closer now, and more aware and caring of each other, than we were when we started sessions with Angela. I would highly recommend her for couples therapy

January 2, 2015

SOMEONE IN MY CORNER

I have been under Angela's care for over a year and a half due to a serious mood disorder. She is an integral part of my psychiatric team. Therapy is about chemistry with your therapist and Angela is perfect for me.She is always prepared for our sessions. Under her care, I have learned to identify symptoms and use tools to deal with feelings. She REALLY listens and provides thoughtful insight. The biggest positive is that I know she is in my corner and truly cares about my well being. That is so rare to find. This is nmre than just a job for Angela. It is her true calling to help those whom so deeply need a high level of care. I highly recommend her.

December 20, 2014

SOMEONE WHO ACTUALLY CARES

It's difficult for me to find empathetic people. Angela truly cares about her clients. I met Angela at a time that could charitably called the low point of my life. She quite literally helped bring me back from the brink of death. She helped me find confidence, faith in myself, heal, and get rid of toxic elements and people in my life.

Therapists are not one size fits all. You need to find someone whose style fits. Angrela has a give and take style that emphasizes personal connection and shared empathy from a place of mutual caring.This allows her and her clients to have a deep connection. Therapy will only go as far as you allow it to and it involves difficult decisions and honest views about yourself and your actions. For me, Angela was the perfect fit for my needs and I am glad she is able to help others like me.

December 18, 2014

ANGELA PACCINI IS  REFRESHING AND HONEST

I was referred to Angela when I sought help with some family communication issues, and was pleasantly surprised. She is easy to talk to, shares her experiences if relevant,  and offers honest feedback. I have received the tools I need to improve what has been a difficult situation. I credit Angela for a positive outcome!

October 5, 2014

AMAZING COUNSELOR

My daughter has been seeing Angela for many years and she has been absolutely wonderful for her. My daughter had many issues to overcome after a difficult and unfair start in life. I am so grateful that my daughter had Angela to help her make behavioral changes that have helped her to grow socially and emotionally. My daughter has started thinking about the consequences of her words and actions because Angela has gently led her to self-reflection. My husband and I know that our daughter will overcome the challenges she has had and we couldn't be more pleased with Angela's part in her development.

September 27, 2014

WONDERFUL THERAPIST!!!

My husband and I went to see Angela in 2009 when we were on the brink of divorce. She gave us the skills to save our marriage. Now, I am not saying she is a miracle worker... you also have to be willing to put in the work along with the guidance. Our marriage is now filled with love and caring and is now stronger than ever thanks to Angela's guidance! We are now back but only to help cope with my husbands chronic illness that was diagnosed  about two years ago. You couldn't ask for a better therapist!

September 20, 2014

 

LMFT

I have been working with Angela for the past 5 years. I made a choice I needed help. Within  the past 5 years I have learned about my struggles, my needs, and my co-dependency from Angela. She always listened and gave me tools to see my wants and needs. One thing I am grateful for was that she listened no matter how bad I felt. I have become the  person I always wanted to be. One other thing  Angela helped me with was to become a better father to my daughter's! The most important thing Angela suggested is that I put in the effort. I realized I needed help and then I got it. Thank you Angela for all you have showed me these past 5 years!

August 28, 2014

 

PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR

Angela Paccini is supportive and uplifting in her professional application encouraging positive self-worth and a positive attitude. She appears to genuinely care about relief from the problem, self-improvement, and happiness throughout the process. Goal setting  is important for the treatment with incremental steps between appointments. Angela Paccini is a person and a counselor that can be trusted to be seen for treatment within a safe relaxing setting. Angela listens carefully and offers professional guidance in a supportive and encouraging manner, her demeanor is very uplifting. She wants the very best for her patient.

May 6, 2013

AMAZING THERAPIST

I first came to Angela several years ago when my son needed to see someone when he was around 9. She helped him so much that when I needed help year and a half ago, I called her. No hesitations. She has helped me in so many aspects of my life. I consider her a life saver. I was suicidal after being raped, was exhausted from workinf for a company for 4 years with a minimum of 100 hours a week and was in a very destructive relationship. She helped me tackle all of this one step at a time. I am so grateful to have had  her come into our lives.

May 1, 2013

HELPFUL AND CONCERNED

Angela  is a very helpful and concerned therapist. I have been seeing her off and on for the last two years and she has done nothing but help me and my wife. She has a unique way of getting her point across, but she gets it done. I would recommend her for sure.

April 26, 2013

ANGELA IS WONDERFUL

I started seeing Angela a year ago. I had seen other therapists before and found them to be wooden. When I met Angela, I was a mess and very close to a breakdown. She was full of life and had a positive attitude towards everything. It took me many months but I did started  to feel better. I never thought that would happen. When she talks about her own life, it is always related to what I am talking about and how she dealt with it. .I have never found her to be unprofessional. In fact, she encouraged me to write and since then, I have written poems and journals about my life. She is extremely encouraging and sees the best in everyone. I highly recommend her.

April 22, 2013

 

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FAQ

January 20, 2013 Frequently Asked Questions

Question:  How do I know who to go to?

Answer:   It is difficult to know where to begin finding a therapist. Your insurance will often give you a long list of therapists to call. When calling, use your gut level intuition and go with the person who sounds knowledgeable about your issues and feels personable to you. Choosing the best therapist is important! You always have the opportunity to select a different therapist if you become aware that the match is not a good one for you.

 

 

Question:  What if my partner/child doesn’t want to come?

Answer:  This is not a problem. Your family members do not have to be in therapy with you for change to happen. When one member in the system changes, others will too!

 

 

Question:  How long does therapy take?

Answer:  The length of treatment varies with each individual or family unit. Clients come to see me from as little as 2-3 sessions,  5 to 10 sessions or more, and for more extensive work 1-2 years. Often, clients will take breaks from therapy and return with either new issues or to continue their growth process.

 

 

Question:  How do I know if this is helping?

Answer:  You will often begin to think, feel, and act differently very quickly. If you find that you are resisting making changes, you may not be fully ready to do the work at hand. That is okay, you may continue any time. We are all on our own path, only you can figure out your own journey.

 

 

Question:  Do you give advise or tell me what to do?

Answer:  No, it is not my job to tell you what to do. However, we will look at your options and the consequences they may have and I will help you make decisions that are in your best interest. You are responsible for your choices and that is the crux of therapy!

 

 

Question:  Can I come back?

Answer:  Yes, clients often come back for tune up of their newly found skills.

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