Angela Cooper MA, LPC is among the newest members to join our Pathways team. Having served in a variety of positions representing a broad range of agencies throughout East Texas, Angela has more than twenty years of experience in the delivery of behavioral and mental health services. From residential treatment services to school districts, community-based corrections, and community-based mental health offices, she began her career in the East Texas area working at a residential wilderness program where she was able to combine her love for the outdoors with her love for helping others. After nearly five years of living the “camp life,” Angela opted this time for the indoors, becoming a Juvenile Probation Officer for Angelina County – a position that suited her well given that her Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology had a Criminal Justice emphasis. Still tapping into her love for the outdoors and working with the youth of Angelina County, she pursued a Master of Arts in Counseling at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. Shortly after completing her education and licensing Angela joined the staff of Samaritan Counseling Center in Nacogdoches, Texas as a staff therapist where she honed her skills and expanded her experience to working with children, youth, college students, adults, couples, and families. The culmination of her experience led her to eventually open her own private practice where she has worked consistently for the past 9 years. In August of 2022, Angela and her family relocated to the state of Missouri, where she is dually licensed in both Missouri and Texas. As such, she is very excited to continue providing services via telehealth for Texas clients, former and new. Angela sees her role as a counselor as “helping others help themselves”. She understands that people often engage in counseling when they are at the end of their rope and don’t know where else to turn. Her priority is to meet them where they are and provide them with a safe and supportive space to share their story. Angela has training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization, and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) as well as several others but considers her counseling “style” to be eclectic in nature often pulling from several modalities depending on the needs of her clients. When Angela isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her husband, their two teenagers, and her crazy Corgi. The whole family enjoys scuba diving, Overlanding & camping, boating, fishing, and bicycling on local trails together. And finally, in reflection, she also sees being able to see clients from an air-conditioned environment as a major perk as well! Pathways Forensic & Mental Health Services welcomes Angela to our team. She is credentialed in Texas with multiple insurance companies and welcomes new clients. To book an appointment with Angela, contact 936-238-3868.