About Me


I received my MS in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) in North Carolina and hold national certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).

Prior to finding my calling as a counselor, I taught academic research and writing at North Carolina State University. Love of classical rhetoric, beautiful words, and captivating storytelling runs deep in my veins. I am also a wife and a mom to a child with autism spectrum disorder. Finally, I am active in my community as an advocate for mental health and disability rights. This varied background provides a rich foundation of empathy and understanding for my clients. 

Taking new clients soon. Stay tuned!


Twelve years of teaching a wide variety of learners in the college setting, along with 11 years of mothering and advocating for my own child, lend a unique blend of compassionate and practical insight to my speaking and consulting. References are available upon request.

I can help your organization see inclusivity as less difficult and more beautiful. I am pleased to speak on the following topics:

  • Autism Advocacy: The Dream I Didn’t Know I Had
  • Understanding Friends Who Are Different
  • Handling Everyday Life: Stress Management and Self-Care
  • From Grief to Grace: Embracing the Gift of Your Child

Contact me at meredithdangel@gmail.com to discuss your event.