Meet Angelena

I grew up in the Black Hills and love calling this place my home!  I graduated from Steven’s High school and originally set out to be an elementary school teacher.  I ended up with an associate’s degree in Paraprofessional Education from Black Hills State University, a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Black Hills State University, and a master’s degree in Agency Counseling from South Dakota State University.  I am an avid consumer of my own product and continually seek additional, specialized professional training and personal growth opportunities.  I often say that this profession picked me, and I’m so very grateful.  I love the work I do.

I truly believe people can do, be, and have anything they want.  I believe people are generally good.  I believe that we can never truly know the experience of another individual, and therefore cannot come to any determining conclusions about another’s experience.  I believe that people do the best they can with what they have, although they might not know it.  I believe people are beautiful souls, creations of  God, and reflections of love.