Dr. Angela L. Gonzales (Dr. Angie) is a Pediatrician, Licensed Davis® Facilitator, Licensed Davis® Autism Approach Facilitator/Coach, parenting specialist, transformational speaker, and mother of three.
Currently, Dr. Angie owns and runs Dr. Angie’s Place in Norco, CA. Dr. Angie’s Place is a learning and wellness facility where Dr. Angie uses her Davis® Facilitator License, medical expertise and life experience.
Through Dr. Angie’s Place, she is able to empower clients, educators, and parents with skills and techniques that help overcome the obstacles of learning and social interaction that can accompany the unique thinking styles of those with dyslexia, ADD/ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder, to mention a few.
Dr. Angie’s Place programs utilize multiple non-pharmaceutical techniques that are tactile, fun, and unique to each client. The programs also include help with focusing, comprehension, math skills, reading and handwriting skills, social intelligence, and foundational life concepts.
As a motivational and instructional speaker and educator, Dr. Angie has dedicated herself to helping others of all ages to find joy and peace in their lives…especially parents. Through Dr. Angie’s Place, she offers multiple educational courses and workshops that aid individuals on their path to total wellness of mind, body, and soul.
Prior to running Dr. Angie’s Place, Dr. Angie received her B.A. in Physiology from the University of California at San Diego and then went on to obtain a doctorate in medicine from Drew/UCLA School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Martin Luther King Hospital and then spent an additional year as Chief Resident to aid in teaching pediatric residents.
Following her medical training she worked in Downey, CA, as a general pediatrician for ten years. During this time, she served on multiple committees both at the clinic and hospital.
Dr. Angie was born and raised in Los Angeles and currently resides in Riverside, CA, with her husband of 28 years, her three children, and four dogs.
The Turning Point
As Dr. Angie’s family grew, she transitioned her time from the clinic to time with her children, trading her full-time practice for part-time work covering other physicians’ practices when necessary. As her youngest child’s school experience increased in difficulty, she left medicine to aid in his education.
Despite her efforts at homeschooling, her son continued to have learning challenges. It wasn’t until she found a Davis® Facilitator that her son began to have success in school.
She saw the success in her son defined by increasing reading ability, appropriate coping mechanisms, and improving self-esteem and confidence. Her son’s success was her inspiration to go back to work, but as a Davis® Facilitator rather than as a physician.
As she began her journey providing answers for those with learning differences, she realized that the sum total of the individual was far more than just their ability to learn.
Dr. Angie began to provide programs, workshops, and lecture series for parents, sharing the concepts and principles of how she learned to live her days in joy and happiness while parenting her amazing boys.
She continues to expand her purpose by igniting empowerment within individuals through understanding, knowledge, and wisdom.
She is also the creator and author of the workbook series entitled The Everyday Parent Fix-it Manual: Finding Joy and Balance in Life.
She is the author of the e-book entitled 3 Simple Secrets Moms and Dads of Children with Dyslexia, AD(H)D, or Autism Know that Keep Them from Worrying About Their Child’s Future.