About Me

Hello, I'm Angela. I've been trained in stress management, grief recovery, depression & anxiety, plant-based nutrition, and spiritual faith-based therapy. I'm a Christian who loves science, analytical but compassionate, I have a vegan heart but leather furniture, I think like a guy but look like a girl. If anyone understands we are unique, it's me! Through my walk with God and life experiences I've found I can relate to just about anyone. I'll do my best to work with you to find solutions that are effective for your needs.

Why Choose Me?

With online sessions you can have private expert help in the comfort of your own home!

  • Warm, supportive space where you can feel safe and understood.
  • Save money with brief therapy.
  • Know you are going in the right direction with measurements to see progress every session.
  • Low cost options for those who can't afford standard counselling/coaching fees.
  • You will learn skills to help with anxiety, depression, relationship problems for years to come! 
  • Get help now! Appointments available with short notice, often as little as 24 hours.
  • Get help when you need it. I'm available 6 days a week..
  • Save time. No traveling with online counselling and life coaching!
  • Get a variety of resources in one location.
  • The TEAM method,developed by best selling author and psychiatrist Dr. David Burns, is a powerful form of therapy. Each step has been studied and shown to improve therapy results.
  • Feel confident with a trained professional.
  • You are always in control of your choices, I am here to just provide a framework for your success.

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My Journey To Helping Others

My journey to becoming a life coach and counsellor started a couple decades ago, when I began researching health and wellness due to my own health. I battle with IBS and a friend directed me to a book called the Ministry of Healing. This book, written by Ellen White and promoted my my church, has an integrative approach to health. It really focuses a lot on mental wellness but also talks about diet, exercise, and other lifestyle principles. Following that book improved my health tremendously and started me on the path to becoming a nutritionist in 2007. I even did some cooking shows on a TV network called 3ABN.

As I embraced the plant food diet, and other lifestyle choices, and started teaching others about it, I noticed many of who follow this plan often neglected the most talked about and most important part of the book. In fact about 75% of the book. And that is our mental health. The mind is extremely powerful. If you’d like to learn more, I recommend the book “When your body says no” by Dr. Gabor Mate. In any case, I pursued learning more about mental health and health in general while I raised my son, trained horses, and got into graphic arts, videography and photography..

After struggling with depression in 2006 (lmore about my depression story), I learned about cognitive behaviour therapy and Dr. David Burns through Dr. Neil Nedley's depression recovery program. Dr. Nedley's program is great for an integrative wellness approach, and it completely cured my depression. I've helped others through running that program in the community, but I still wanted to learn more to be able to help those who have very specific issues. So I took the Nutritional Counselling program by Darlene Blaney, PhD. As I did research for the health and wellness courses I produced I became increasingly aware that the mind body connection was very real and documented in the scientific community.

In 2016 I did several more courses on life and health coaching. I was encouraged to peruse counseling by several friends, peers, and even coaching clients. So in 2018I took my diploma in applied psychology and counselling. I really feel there is a need for qualified counsellors and life coaches who can guide people to greater emotional stability and mental wellness through the integrative approach that is supported by the Bible and science. That’s my goal, to reach people who are struggling, that want to work with someone who understands the Adventist perspective, but also for those who are not Adventist. So whoever you are, I'd love to meet you!

Certificates, skills, work, and education:

master life coach certificateKCPC counselling diplomaTEAM certificate

  • Diploma in Applied Psychology and Counselling - 1 year accelerated program (16 courses)
  • Certified Level 1 TEAM practitioner (By Feeling Good Institute, practicing Dr. David Burns' TEAM model.)
  • Certified Master Life Coach from Transformation Inc plus a CPD accredited Life Coaching Diploma (with several specialties)
  • TEAM-CBT Methods for Relationship Difficulties: Step by Step Training for Therapists
  • Healing PTSD with TEAM CBT with Daniel Mintie, LCSW
  • Comprehensive Live Online CBT training for therapists working with children and adolescents, 12 week course wt Dr. Taylor Chesney, Psy.D.
  • Providing Ethical, Effective and Warm Video Based Therapy: Our 10 best tips with Drs. Maor Katz and Angela Krumm
  • Don't Eat the Soup As Hot as They Cook It - stress management, grief recovery, and negative emotions workshop facilitator
  • Certificates in Lifestyle Matters Programs: Stress management, Living Free Addiction Recovery, Food and Your Brain.
  • Certified Depression & Anxiety Recovery Program Director for over 10 years (Dr. Neil Nedley's program)
  • Certified Nutritional Counselor from Total Health School of Nutrition by Dr. Darlene Blaney - 1.5 year program (16 courses)
  • Certified Health and Nutrition Life Coach from Transformation, Inc.
  • Crisis Line training and worked on the Crisis Line.
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy Diploma, CPD accredited 
  • TEAM-CBT 4 Day Intensive by Dr. David Burns
  • Certified Relationship Workshop Facilitator from Transformation Inc.
  • Certified Life Purpose Coach from Transformation Inc.
  • Certified Happiness Life Coach from Transformation Inc.
  • Certified Goal Success Coach from Transformation Inc.
  • Certified Cognitive Behaviour Coach from Transformation Inc.
  • REBT Diploma
  • Worked as a volunteer with Canadian Mental Health Assoc.
  • Member of the BC Conference of Seventh-day Adventist's Health Committee