Last edited 09/09/2023

Angela Presto LMHC

She / Her / Hers

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

As a therapist, I am very honest, direct, and genuine, and I become excited about any number of topics when working with clients. I find therapy exciting and a space for exploration, curiosity, and development, but also a space where you can develop through challenging yourself and having fun. I also accept out-of-network insurance benefits that will support the cost of services. We can verify these benefits prior to the start of services, as many clients have out-of-network benefits and are not aware of it. Thrizer is my payment platform that verifies your insurance benefits and automatically processes claims for you so you can get the most of the session cost reimbursed quickly and for free.

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

I always say therapy found me, which sounds cheesy, but it is true. I went through a career change where I found myself leaving a career that also served as my life and relationship. One day I suddenly realized the answer to my career change was to become a therapist. It felt right, and I knew I needed to go with it. I remember being told as a child I would become a great therapist because of how curious and observant I was, and at the time I did not think that was the career for me. Clearly, childhood Angela was wrong about that. It was around this time I met my now husband, and we quickly became engaged. We established the connection and quality of life we wanted for our life story and were confident in our decision. As with any relationship, we had our “trials and tribulations”, but in summary we listened, learned, and navigated. At times gracefully, and other times not so much. But I learned what it means to create a connection, and how to keep that connection alive. I eventually went to school and obtained my bachelor’s and master’s degrees to be clinically trained to work as a therapist. It was during this time I began to realize how little support is available for fellow therapists and therapists in training, and providing this support became a goal of mine. Throughout these experiences I sought my own therapy. But I discovered not only through therapy, but life, relationships, and my clinical training what it means to connect and maintain that connection with individuals for fulfilling relationships and life, how to navigate the absurdities and difficulties of life alone, with friends and with a partner, how to manage the needs of yourself, your partner and the relationship, how to manage the various choices we face on a day to day basis, and the importance of support within the profession of therapy.

Are there any recurring themes or issues you’ve noticed as you treat people in your area of specialization, and how has this insight guided your approach?

I find that many relationships arrive in therapy because the relationship is transitioning into a new stage of life, it is part of the polyamorous or LGBTQ+ community and navigating various tensions, feels disconnected/fragmented, experiences a loss of sexual and emotional intimacy, struggles with communication or infidelity, experiences a loss of desire or excitement, the future is in question, among others. For relationships, I help partners develop relational intelligence for improved relationships and quality of life, and address topics including, but not limited to, care/closeness, power/control, respect/recognition, vulnerabilities, desire, sensuality, love, trust and communication. With therapists, I find that themes of not feeling "good enough", countertransference, burnout, graduate school concerns, and diverse experiences that occur through work tend to come up. In sessions, we rediscover and rework the approach to being a person and a therapist, as well as realigning with identity and values.

Identity

Gender

Woman

Specialties

Relationship Issues

Divorce & separation

Premarital counseling

Marriage issues

Couples

General Expertise

Careers

Work Stress

Self-Esteem

Sexuality Based Issues

Aging related concerns

Artists' mental health

Attachment issues

Codependency

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Optum

Oscar Health

Oxford Health Plans

Fees

Marriage & Couples Counseling$175
Individual Therapy$155

Types of Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Individual Therapy

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Mindfulness Practices

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Imago Relationship Therapy

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy

Reality Therapy

Training / Certifications

NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor)

Gottman Method Level 1

Licensure

  • Florida, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH22365

Education

Rollins College, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2021

Work History

I specialize in working with couples and individuals on improving their relationships and quality of life, and fellow therapists on managing a number of experiences that come up through their work. Over the years I have worked with individuals, other therapists, and a variety of couples in college and private practice settings, and engaged in community-based and advocacy work within in-patient, LGBTQ+, addiction, and community mental health centers. Many of the clients I have worked with faced challenges related to relationships, trauma, PTSD, phase of life changes, retirement, divorce, personality disorders, psychosis, OCD, gender identity, anxiety, depression, ADHD, eating disorders and many others.

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Angela Presto, LMHC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Angela Presto, LMHC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Angela Presto accepting new clients?

Yes, Angela Presto is accepting new clients for online therapy in Florida.

Does Angela Presto accept insurance?

Yes, Angela Presto accepts insurance, including Aetna, Optum, Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

What types of therapy does Angela Presto offer?

Angela Presto offers therapy for couples and individuals.

Does Angela Presto offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Florida can book Angela Presto for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Angela Presto offer online therapy?

Yes, Angela Presto offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Florida.

How quickly can I see Angela Presto?

Angela Presto typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Angela Presto speak?

Angela Presto conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Angela Presto online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Angela Presto online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.