Angela McClintock, MSW, LICSW has practiced Social Work for over 34 years. Her career began in 1987 as a sexual abuse investigator for the State of Mississippi. She briefly worked as a residential counselor in Jackson, Miss in 1988 at a shelter for Runaway Teenagers. In 1991, she began her career at the Alabama DHR in Mobile. From 1991 until her retirement from DHR in 2018, Angela experienced every aspect of Child Welfare, Adult Services and Public Assistance administration. Serving as the Director for the Jefferson County Department of Human Resources from 2012 until her retirement in 2018, Angela navigated the challenges of administration of the largest urban county DHR in Alabama. Upon her retirement from DHR, Angela was appointed as the Vice President of Foster Care Services for Health Connect America, a behavioral health agencies that operated in 5 states. In January 2021, Angela took her career back to her first love: working with children, adolescents and families who have a history of trauma. Willow Tree Family Counseling was founded by Angela, and is her current project. Through WTFC, she is able to not only provide counseling to families and individuals, but she is also able to provide consultation services in trauma, child welfare practice and leadership to other agencies as needed. Teaching Advanced Social Work Practice allows Angela to be able to meet and guide new social workers into a field that has been her calling for three decades.