"I have been in private practice for over 20 years, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, self injury, compulsive shopping and prenatal and postpartum concerns for mothers and their babies and children. I attempt to lend my knowledge and clinical skills to each person I meet, in order to appreciate and understand what may be contributing to the difficulties they may be experiencing. I work with people in talk therapy that leads to insight, relief and discovery. This requires very active and deliberate listening on my part along with a sincere interest in creating a therapeutic relationship that will provide you with opportunities to examine and live your life in a meaningful and satisfying way."
experience + training
Angela R. Wurtzel, MA, LMFT, CEDS-S
Angela R. Wurtzel is a psychotherapist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UCLA (1990) and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University (1994). Angela is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#33686) with the State of California (1996).
Angela is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Approved Supervisor (CEDS-S) with the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals which involves extensive training, education and experience in the treatment of eating disorder treatment.
In 2009, Angela completed the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies 6-month Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Certification program. Angela regularly attends psychoanalytic trainings at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies and the International Psychotherapy Institute in New York.
Angela has also completed the Postpartum Support International and 2020 MOM Mental Health Certificate Training (2017).
Professional Organization Affiliations
- International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist & Approved Supervisor, Clinical Member, National Board Member, Central Coast Board Advisor
- Postpartum Support International, Professional Member
- American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, Clinical Member, Former Santa Barbara District Leader
- California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, Clinical Member