Angela Rogers, LCSW, has been a licensed therapist since 1989 and currently serves as a Psychotherapist for a non-profit psychiatric rehabilitation program. She began her social service experience in the Kentucky Corrections Department, first as a prison caseworker, a parole officer and then a training Instructor with the KY Corrections Training Academy.
After obtaining her MSW, she worked in several adult and adolescent in-patient psychiatric units. Upon moving to Arizona in 1990 she obtained a therapist position at a nationally acclaimed treatment facility where she worked with persons suffering from addictions, eating disorders, and severe childhood trauma.
In 1997, Angela opened Desert Winds Counseling in Mesa, Arizona where she ran a successful private practice. In 1998 she obtained a contract with the Maricopa County Probation Department to provide a new format of best practices treatment for felony offenders convicted of drug and alcohol related charges. As one of the more successful providers of this cutting edge program, Ms. Rogers was interviewed by People Magazine, the LA Times, and the Washington Post. In addition, her organization was featured on the The News Hour with Jim Lehr.
In 2002, after legally adopting her 2 special needs foster children, she returned to her home town of Louisville and accepted the position of Clinical Director at Bridgehaven, Inc., a non-profit psychiatric rehabilitation program which serves the needs of over 500 severely mentally ill adults per year. As Clinical Director, she oversaw a staff of 15 therapists.
She has designed and implemented several programs including a dual diagnosis program for adults with co-occurring mental health and addiction disorders.