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Welcome to Firm Foundations Counseling Inc. I am so glad you stopped by to learn a bit more about me, my services, and whether you feel I would be the right fit for you to partner with on your road of self-discovery & empowerment.
My name is Angela McClain. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) & Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC) in Kansas. I am also a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) & Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Nebraska, where I am originally from & a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa. Yes, I was originally born & raised in Nebraska, however, please do not hold that against me. In 2013, I married a Kansas native, and I have loved living here ever since.
I enjoy spending time with my husband, my three amazing children, seven unbelievable grandchildren, two stepdaughters, and the rest of my family and friends who mean the world to me. Having a large, eclectic, and often unpredictable family has made me very fortunate. Coming from a very large family, I have many first-hand experiences and an understanding of issues related to a person’s “family of origin” dynamics, strengths, or challenges.
I graduated from Bellevue University in Nebraska, with a Master's Degree in Human Services-Clinical Counseling and a subsequent Master's Degree in Advanced Clinical Counseling. I have also completed extensive education and training in addiction evaluation and counseling. I was fortunate to have completed my clinical internships at agencies working with mental/behavioral health and addiction disorders, in Lincoln, NE. While training at these agencies, I received extensive training & outstanding mentoring at all levels of care, including residential, inpatient, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and aftercare services.
I am incredibly passionate and dedicated to my chosen career field and truly believe it chose me. I feel it is a privilege and honor when clients allow me into their lives, often despite many losses, trauma, stress, and pain they have experienced when they don’t have to; they could choose someone else, or choose no one, but deeply appreciate when I am selected as their therapist. I have a wide range of skills and interests, including co-occurring disorders assessments and therapeutic interventions, individual, couples, and family therapy, depressive, bipolar, anxiety and trauma-related disorders, & addiction, to name a few of my specialties. I have been EMDR educated, trained & experienced working with clients on difficult issues &/or challenges experienced throughout their lives. I have been fortunate to have worked with children, adolescents, adults, & geriatric clients. I specialize in all mental/behavioral health disorders, substance abuse/addiction disorders, & relationship issues, including individual, couples, family, & group therapy services & interventions.
My number one priority is on the client because each client deserves to be treated with the highest level of dignity, respect, and effective care/treatment. I am so glad you've stopped by to learn a little more about me and I look forward to hearing from you.
Walking alongside you in your "Road of Self-discovery!"
Angela D. McClain M.S., LCPC, LCAC
Firm Foundations Counseling Inc.
quality, caring & compassionate counseling in Topeka, Kansas