Partners of Sex Addict CounselorAngela Jensen-Ramirez, MSW, LCSW

Angela uses the attachment-based process of Emotionally Focused Therapy to move couples from pain, stagnation and fighting to deeper connection, understanding and lasting love. Emotionally Focused Therapy is an empirically validated approach to couples therapy, and is based on 20 years of research. About 95% of couples who finish the process rate significant improvement, with over 70% successfully recovering from marital distress

Angela looks at your whole relationship through the integrated approach of assessing sex and intimacy issues along with emotional and behavioral interpersonal patterns.  In our sessions you will come to feel comfortable sharing some of the more difficult and private aspects of your relationship with Angela. 

Together we will use this trust as a catalyst for creating significant change events in how you process, communicate and develop lasting love in your relationship.

I have a passion for working with couples who are in turmoil and feel stuck in their negative cycle. You might fall into this category if you and your partner often scream and yell at each other and nothing ever changes or gets solved.  Maybe you feel hopeless that anything will ever change but you still want to stay with your partner and underneath it all you care for them

Sexual Intimacy

Desire and excitement are essential components to creating and maintaining a long term romantic relationship. Yet all to often sex is the first thing to go when our lives become stressed or our relationship is having problems.  Sometimes our sex lives become so dire that we feel like that part of us has died.  I believe that sex and intimacy is critical to our own health along with our relationship health.  Together we will find the right kindle to ignite your relationship’s intimate fire.

Affairs

I provide a healing and intimate space for couples to process affairs.  An affair can feel like the end of the world and you or your partners heart may be breaking.  Together, we can move through this difficult process and heal.  If you have recently found out about an affair or you are ready to come forward about having an affair, therapy can provide a safe place to bring healthy conversations back into your relationship.

Communication

Emotionally Focused Therapy is an attachment-based process that allows space for deep communication and relational process change that actually sticks.  Communication is more than, “I feel_____, when you_____” statements.  It’s connecting to our internal experience and sharing that with our partner in a compassionate and clear way.

I currently see clients in North Austin

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Professional Associations

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (CAMFT) active member.
  • Santa Clara Valley Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (SCV-CAMFT) active member.
  • International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) active member.
  • Northern California Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NCEEFT) active member.
  • Special Needs Professionals of Silicon Valley (SNPSV) active member.

Work History

  • 2019-Present Anew Therapy & Hope Counseling- Private Practice- Couples, Individuals, Partners of Sex Addicts, Sex Therapy, Teens, Postpartum.
  • 2016-2019 Anew Therapy- Los Gatos- Private Practice- Couples, Individuals, Teens, Postpartum.
  • 2016-2019 St. Martin of Tours Catholic School- San Jose- Children and Teens.
  • 2016 Family Tree Wellness- Los Gatos- Postpartum Therapy and Couples Counseling
  • 2015 Therapy Works- Los Gatos- Psychotherapy- Individuals, Kids, Couples.
  • 2012 YWCA of Silicon Valley- Counseling with Couples, Teens, Individuals.
  • 2011-2014 Los Gatos Teen Therapy- Los Gatos- Psychotherapy Teens, Parent Support.
  • 2008-2010 Starlight Community Clinic- San Jose- In Home/Community, Children, Teens, School Based, Parent and Couple support.
  • 2006- 2008 Interpersonal Violence Education and Prevention Resource Specialist- Portland State University Women’s Resource Center- Portland, OR – Sexual Assault, Sex, Relationships.
  • 2007 Bradley Angle House- Portland, OR Domestic Violence Shelter.
  • 2006 Multnomah County Child and Family Services- Portland, OR- Children, Families.
  • 2003-2006 Mount Hood Community College Head Start- Gresham, OR- Children, Families, Case Management.
  • 2001-2003 Vista Community Clinic Second Chance Program, Vista, CA- Teen Parents, Case Management.

Education

  • 2015 Licensed by the California Board of  Behavioral Sciences as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • 2008 Master of Social Work- Portland State University
  • 2001 Bachelors of Arts- University of California, Santa Cruz