Angela Voegele, MSW, Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


Gottman Weekend Couples Workshop in Gaithersburg, MD:

Online couples and individual sessions ($175/50min., $250/90 min.)

Intensive weekend retreats, one couple only, in McLean / Charlottesville, Virginia and Bethesda/Maryland
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Welcome * Bonjour * Guten Tag

I would like to welcome you to my website and hope you will feel as comfortable here as you will when we meet in person or online. Please click on the logos above to learn about Couples Therapy Inc and the therapeutic techniques in which I have received specialized post-graduate training and certification.

Fluent in German and proficient in French, I bring an international perspective to my practice. I have lived and worked in many regions of the world, including Germany, France, Samoa, and mainland China, where I was principal of an international Montessori school while raising my three children.

Being a psychotherapist is my second career. I was an educator for more than twenty years. It was my mission and passion throughout my professional life to engage with children and adults to help them reach their full potential for growth and happiness.

As a therapist, these goals have stayed the same. In addition, I take on the role of being your connection coach, as you (and your partner) navigate through life changes, free yourself from unwanted feelings and tap your innate potential to become a balanced, satisfied and happy person.

I will help you evaluate your relationship with yourself, your partner, your spirit, your mind, and your body. I pledge to help you create ease and joy, for yourself, your loved ones, your friends and everybody that you encounter. My vision for you is to be less stressed and busy, while doing more to better yourself and our planet, enjoying life with others, finding laughter, appreciating nature and the simple things in life while learning from the world and contributing to it.

If you feel that I am the right person to help you, call, text or email today to begin our conversation.

What my clients have said about me:

Thanks, Angela! We are so grateful for your patience, energy and effort last weekend! We are both so optimistic about our future together. (And we had AMAZING sex last night!)

What an amazing and life changing weekend. My wife and I are forever in your gratitude for how you helped us learn more about ourselves and each other. You have renewed my faith in counseling. The materials, visual aides, environment and your calm, professional approach were exactly why this weekend was so impactful... and special to us. Thank you just doesn't seem good enough to express how grateful we are to you and the program. We have a lot of new things to incorporate in our daily lives, and it's been a wonderful beginning for us.

I wanted to take a second and personally thank you for your work, time and patience. Our issues are so deeply rooted and you are magic. Got us moving in the right direction. I'm going to continue to be optimistic and do the work necessary to keep us together. I know it's going to be hard.... Thanks again.

We were in crisis. We had been dealing with infidelity and although we were discussing things on our own and making progress, we definitely needed therapy to help sort through things. I was looking for tools to help me cope and heal from the hurt and move forward in a positive manner. I wanted to learn to trust again. I wanted to learn how to focus and sort through my emotions and decide what I wanted from my relationship and my life. Angela was just wonderful. She was above and beyond what we expected our therapist would be. We felt at ease/comfortable with her immediately. She has great energy! She related to us very well. She was knowledgeable and familiar with us and our issues and knew what to approach and how to approach sensitive subjects. She had the ability to assess our situation/issues/questions and give explanations and advise accordingly. She handled emotional conversations very well and was able to diffuse potentially harmful conversations and re-direct them to the positive. We are closer, more appreciative of one another, we communicate better, we are more honest with one another, we are more in love now than ever!! We are getting married!!

I think my wife has finally forgiven me for things I did ten years ago. We had intimacy problems - no connection. Angela detected the problem very early on and worked on overcoming this problem. She has given us tools to succeed, and I would say we are almost > than 50% there. The wall created by my wife between us is down or will come down, as long as I continue following the advice. We are both relieved and are looking forward enthusiastically to a happily ever after life. Angela was encouraging, empathetic. It solved the problem for us. Thanks for helping me, my wife and my family.

Hello, we wanted to send you some feedback about our intensive with Angela: Angela was a wonderful therapist and truly an advocate for both of us, and our relationship, throughout the weekend intensive. Her approach was thoughtful, logical and easy to follow. She listened to our concerns and organized the weekend in a meaningful way to cover many of our needs. The feedback she provided was constructive and professional. I really feel a great sense of relief after our weekend with Angela. The follow up work and reading she gave us provides the framework we need to continue the work on our own. I would definitely recommend Angela to others looking for couples counseling.

We thought it might be nice for you to get some feedback on our retreat with Angela. Both my husband and I thought she was excellent. We have seen numerous therapists over the last three years and she by far exceeded all of our expectations. I got there on Friday with a lot of anger over our situation. By the time we left Sunday afternoon I felt free. She had a very nice way of not taking sides yet giving good strong comments and thought-provoking scenarios. She absolutely knew us when we got there and often referred to our history. She gave us practical tools to use for when I was very upset which included meditation, favorite songs, my partner holding me tight (with a safe word if I did not want that), breathing devices and apps to download. We had struggled with much pain and anger for almost 10 months and by the time we left we felt almost normal again with a new vision of our future and tools to use to improve our communication. Her own experience and having gone through a similar situation was also nice for me in particular. She was extraordinarily easy to talk to and also has a nice sense of humor. I was skeptical heading into the weekend but now I am so glad that we did it.

My husband and I were at a very low point in our marriage and were not having success with our weekly couples therapy appointments.  The weekend retreat with Angela turned out to be exactly what we needed to head us back in the right direction. It was a very positive experience for both of us and we agreed that Angela provided a fair balance between us. It was evident that she carefully reviewed what we sent to her in advance and the weekend was tailored accordingly to meet our specific needs. Angela provided us with constructive feedback and even shared parts of her own personal situation which had some similarities to ours. This made it even easier to relate to her. She provided us with the necessary tools and follow-up resources that we will need to continue our work.  We left the weekend feeling so hopeful and positive about our marriage and each other and would definitely recommend this retreat with Angela to others. Her passion for her work was clear through everything she did all weekend.