Angela Earley, MSSA, LISW-S

Children With Special Needs and The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics

Angela has more than 20 years of experience working with children and families.  For the past 10 years, she has been assessing clients and successfully guiding treatment using the NeuroSequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) developed by Dr. Bruce Perry of the Child Trauma Academy.  In 2012, she was the first private practitioner in the state of Ohio to be certified in NMT Level 1.  Since that time, she has utilized this approach in her private practice to work successfully with clients throughout Ohio. In 2017, she received her Level II NMT certification, qualifying her to train others in trauma-informed care using NMT principles.  In addition, Angela has been invited to consult on multiple regional cases involving highly challenging special needs children.  These children have included those in the custody of public children’s services agencies, international and other adoptions, kinship care situations, juvenile court-involved, and others.   Angela completed a 15-month Fellowship with The University of California Davis, Napa Infant Parent Mental Health Program. Finally, Angela and her husband are both kinship care providers, adoptive parents, and former therapeutic foster parents.

Family Systems

Before founding Chrysalis Family Solutions in 2017, Angela was in private practice for ten years as a clinical therapist at Akron Family Institute. She was trained in Family Systems and enjoys providing both family and marital therapy. Angela previously served as a program coordinator at One-Eighty (Every Woman’s House) in Wooster; as the interim Western Region Clinical Director for Griffith Centers for Children in Colorado; as well as having served in a range of leadership and therapeutic roles at Boys Village. Her wide range of experience in a variety of clinical environments — from overseeing entire treatment centers to working one-on-one with individuals– has given her the foundation of knowledge and expertise that she brings to each client at Chrysalis Family Solutions. Angela’s belief in the importance of strengthening community has led her to volunteer with organizations such as the Ohio Psychological Association, the Andrus Family Fund Foundation, the Ohio Department of Health Sexual Assault Task Force, the Wayne County Children’s Advocacy Center, Habitat For Humanity and One-Eighty.



Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Akron

Master of Science degree in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio

LISW-S Licensed in the state of Ohio , an independent license of social work, with a supervisory endorsement.

Neurosequential Model Certification, Level I and Level II

Fellow - University of California Davis, Napa Infant Parent Mental Health Program

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