Angela Blesener, LMHC

Licensed Psychotherapist
St. Petersburg FL
PTSD, trauma and overwhelming pain are not actually disorders. They are very natural responses to experiences that were too overwhelming to process. As a trauma specialist, I offer individual sessions, as well as private retreats, for individuals who have had overwhelming experiences that they just can't shake off. My focus centers on helping client unconditionally accept themselves, while processing trauma memories from that past that are causing present moment chaos. I also do not believe in pressuring clients to give up their coping strategies, substance abuse, depression, or face their traumas before they you are ready. Instead, I support you in achieving your own physical and emotional health goals. I meet you unconditionally at your current stage of change, and we go from there.
Angela Blesener is a licensed trauma & psychedelic psychotherapist based out of St. Petersburg, Florida. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health from Shippensburg University. Angela is intensively trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Brainspotting, eco-therapy, psychedelic-assisted therapy and animal-assisted therapy. Angela also draws from mindfulness, somatic psychology, among other trauma-releasing exercises to release deep muscular patterns of tension Angela was diagnosed with PTSD and recovered. Her life-long mission is to help other people do the same. She is looking forward to addressing any questions while providing an unconditionally safe, warm, and nonjudgmental space along every step of your journey.
In my practice, I use a variety of methods, which include but are not limited to: ketamine lozenges, music, bodymapping, brainspotting, nature walks, EMDR, among other experiential practices like paddleboarding to help you feel safe enough to process trauma. The beauty of these somatic modalities is that they create change in a very deep, embodied way, so your natural reactions to past triggers or stressors will lessen as a result of the processing. They can also be expansive and allow you to reconnect with parts of yourself you have lost touch with. I also offer psychedelic & trauma retreats. Options include scheduling an hourly session on a weekly basis, scheduling consecutive hours, or opting for a full five-day intensive therapy program. For the retreats: You are the program. During our time together, you are my priority each day, and that ensures no interruptions in your processing sessions. There are no groups or pre-determined curriculum. Each day’s structure is co-created to meet your needs. I weave together tools and support to address the core of whatever you are struggling with. All interventions are evidence-based, grounded in science, and proven to work.