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Angela Lewis-Dmello, MSW, LICSW is the Director of Client Services at Domestic Abuse Project. She received a bachelor’s degree in global studies and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Minnesota. At Domestic Abuse Project she has provided group and individual therapy to children and adolescents who have witnessed domestic violence, adolescent and adult men who use abusive behavior, and men and women related to parenting after violence. Angela also provides clinical training and supervision to staff and intern therapists. Angela takes a contemporary relational psychodynamic, strengths-based, and ecological (person-in-environment) approach to the work she does at DAP. She believes that clients know what they need to heal from their experiences of trauma and encourages their healing and growth through an authentic relationship with a supportive therapist. At DAP, Angela is the Co-Principal Investigator on two Community Based Participatory Research studies, one which looks at the effects of integrating trauma-sensitive yoga into group therapy for women survivors of domestic violence and the other is looking at the emotional and behavioral health and parent-child relationship effects of group therapy for child witnesses of domestic violence. Angela is a Community Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work and Chair of the Social Policy Action Network Committee through the Minnesota chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She also works as a Contract Psychotherapist and Refugee Services Mental Health Consultant with Lutheran Social Services. She has experience providing trainings and workshops on a variety of topics related to trauma and domestic violence locally, regionally, and nationally.

 

Email: alewisdmello@mndap.org

Phone: 612.874.7063 x294