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Angela Rusan
Peer Counselor

(314) 626-4811 St. Louis, Missouri

TeleWellness Available

I have worked in the Public Safety sector for 10 years with experience as Emergency Medical Dispatcher & Emergency Medical Technician Basic. I've worked in one of the busiest urban fire department districts within the United States. 

For the last three years,  I have served as Corresponding Secretary for Firefighters Institute Racial Equality  (FIRE) St Louis Chapter. I am the newly proud business owner of Gateway P.A.A.L.S., a subscription and referral service specifically geared towards Public Service Professionals; promoting self care, awareness and support. As well as developing community partnerships with small businesses throughout the Greater metropolitan area- St Louis City, County, Jefferson County, St Charles County and Metro East. I am aslo part of the Top Ladies of Distinction Inc E St Louis Chapter.

I utilize my knowledge of personal experience with death, grief heartache, mental illness and professional educational training to provide resources, about self care, awareness and training. I know that I am making a difference by sharing my testimony and giving a voice to this silenced community.

My name is Angela Rusan, I was born and raised in St Louis, Mo.  I have one daughter, Angelia Word. 

I attended Roosevelt High School (St Louis, Mo) graduating within  3yrs, C/O 2004. I received my Bachelor’s in Science degree in Sociology; with a minor in Criminal Justice from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (May 2010) . I'm also certified as an Emergency Medical Technician Basic through the state of Missouri.



Cost per Session

  • $15 - $120

Pay By

  • Cash ,
  • Check

Accepted Insurance Plans




    • MO EMT


Bachelor's of Science in Sociology minor in Criminal Justice


  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Year Graduated:

  • 2010

Additional Qualifications


  • Peer Counseling
  • Group Therapy

Core Clients

  • Adults
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Physically Disabled


  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Isolation
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Workplace Burnout
  • Trauma

Core Practices

  • Trauma
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Public Safety Grief

Treatment Methodologies

  • Peer Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Blog and Chat
  • Inspirational Speaking

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