In addition to my master program, I have completed courses in neurobiology, psychopharmacology, anxiety, cognitive behavioral therapy, multicultural, and marriage courses through the Gottman Institute.
Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Marylhurst University.
Bachelor of Science Management (BS) from Marylhurst University.
"When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary."
— Fred Rogers
Angelie Karabatsos, LPC, NCC, MA, MBA
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
My business career spanned 23 years, working for big companies in the banking and e-commerce industry. In 2009, I was downsized, twice, due to the economy. In 2010, I found myself working for a company whose values did not align with mine and doing non-enjoyable work. Over the years, I watched many couples struggling to balance careers, family, and relationships. I knew I wanted to help in a different way. In 2013, I decided to follow my heart and become a professional counselor. I began Pillars of Hope Counseling in 2016 to serve individuals and couples with their journey through life.
In reaching out there is hope for healing brokenness and improving quality of life!
My approach is one of care, teamwork, and creativity. I tailor treatment for each person or couple’s needs. In our work together we will learn to see unhealthy thinking, change hurtful talk, and create coping skills.
I provide both Couples & Marriage Counseling and Individual Mental Health Counseling
My Clinical Practice includes marriage counseling, couples counseling, premarital counseling, relational concerns, co-parenting counseling, anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, identity formation, infidelity, anger management, mood disorders, and grief counseling.
My main orientation is cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. Other tools, such as narrative therapy or rational emotive behavioral therapy may be used. It is about finding the right strategies to help my clients achieve their goals.
During couples counseling, learn how to replace unhealthy talk with clear and concise communication. Couples are taught skills to reduce fighting and develop tools for compromise. Couples learn to rebuild trust, resolve conflict faster, and are shown ways to make better bonds even when they are busy thus increasing love and intimacy. Techniques from Gottman Method Couple’s Therapy and Prepare/Enrich programs are used.
Marriage + Couples Counseling
During individual counseling we use mindfulness and guided imagery tools to reduce anxiety, depression, and stress thus creating a happier life. We will focus on understanding self, identify triggers, and learn to communicate better. These skills raise self-esteem and create deeper emotional bonds with family and friends. Counseling is an opportunity to begin an amazing journey of self-discovery.