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I am seeing mental health professionals (doctored, nurses, therapists, life coaches, pastors, etc.) for training, case consultations and personal work.

For general public, currently I have a wait list till Jan 2023.

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Something limiting you or getting in the way of your life? Get one-on-one help!

Hopeless, worthless, nervous, anxious, tense, inadequate, ashamed, can be painful and debilitating when they are too intense or last too long!

We all get stuck from time to time, none of us are immune from that. Past issues can get in the way of growth, or we might be stuck moving forward for many other reasons. Truth is sometimes we need help and we don't want it to take years to feel better!

I use a client-centered, cognitive, evidence-based approach called TEAM-CBT which has been shown to work especially well for: depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, habits & addictions, procrastination, trauma recovery & PTSD, unmanaged stress, working through painful emotions, as well as for personal growth and wellness goals. Through confidential video meetings we'll work together using a variety of over 100 tools looking for the ones that work for you!

While I have general skills and training as a professional counsellor and life coach, I specialize in 3 areas:

Since this is collaborative you must be willing to put effort into the process like reading/listening to materials, doing worksheets, and other skill building activities between sessions. We will work together on what exactly your homework will look like but expect to put in 15-60min of work each day between sessions (depending on the program you choose.) My style does not work well with those who want to "just talk," look at the past in great detail, interested in dream interpretation, or for those hoping to change their external environment rather than themselves. That's totally ok if that's what you are looking for, most therapists do that kind of therapy.

I provide both life coaching and counselling.

What are Intensives?

Intensives are fast paced, skill building for ongoing stress, feelings of inadequacy, panic disorders, phobias, GAD, and other forms of anxiety. It's ideal for those who are looking for a little something extra, more than just "self help books" on their mental health journey or would like to compliment their current ongoing therapy with some practical skills.

Warning!! There will be a LOT of homework required and it's ideal you have a follow up plan in case you need more therapeutic support, especially if you have suicidal ideation or thoughts/behaviours of self-harm. (Note: I cannot work with severe issues such as anorexia, severe addictions, etc. via telehealth.)

How do Intensives Work?

Through confidential video chat we'll work together to find solutions that work for you through the TEAM-CBT model which gets to underlying negative thoughts and self-defeating beliefs that cause most of your painful emotions, difficult relationships, or disrupting behaviours.

To get started, book a free 20min consultation. You'll need good internet, a web cam, and private location. You'll have the opportunity to tell me briefly what your needs are and to ask questions. After the consultation, if we both feel it's a good fit, I'll send you some paperwork. Then we will do an intake screening, where we will talk more about your needs, personal history, and set some goals. During the intake, we will book your intensive if we both feel it's a good fit or I can make some referral recommendations.

NOTE: if you have already done the FGI intensive intake screening you will NOT need to pay for or do a second intake session. There will be some additional paperwork and we will talk about your intake forms and goals during our free 20min consultation where we will also book your intensive dates.

ANOTHER NOTE: Coaching intensives are a little shorter, 2hours to 2hrs 15min or so.

Options & Prices

45min Intake session - counselling $195, coaching $150.

Full 2 week Intensive - four 2.5-3 hour sessions - 2 per week for 2 weeks. Think of this as almost a live in treatment program. You'll want to free up most of your 2 weeks for this program. It's a good idea to do this on your holidays or vacation time. You can even book a hotel and do this in a sunny, pleasant location away from distractions. Cost - $1450 counselling

Low Key Intensive - 2.5-3 hour sessions as needed. Good for those who can't take 2 weeks off, for tune-ups, to compliment or jump start weekly therapy, or if you want to spread the homework over a longer period of time to build skills or have accountability, like for habit or relationship work. Cost - $450 per session, counselling ($295 per session, life coaching is shorter sessions). I may have some 45min (habits/relationships) weekly follow up slots available, we can discuss during the consultation. Prices for follow ups.

HOW do I afford an intensive?! Think of this like you would any large investment purchase. You deserve to have long term happiness and abundant living. Keep in mind the estimated average for standard therapy is about $5,000-30,000 us$ and 1-3 years long (Forbes 2019, NY Times 2016).

Benefits to Working with Me

  • Warm, supportive space where you can feel safe and understood.
  • Easy access to private, confidential expert help in the comfort of your own home!
  • Save money with brief therapy that lasts a lifetime.
  • I've been there too! I've struggled with depression and anxiety myself.
  • I'm happy to work with your current therapist, psychiatrist, or psychologist.
  • Compliments self-help work.

I've worked with Dr. David Burns as a small group leader in his workshops and I am currently a small group leader in his Stanford Tuesday group for health professionals. I am a Feeling Good Institute clinician and trainer. In addition to one-on-one personal work, I also offer consulting and training for therapists/life coaches/pastors. I also enjoy putting on workshops and doing speaking engagements.

There are a few things make me unique and possibly a good fit for you. Learn more about me here.

Disadvantages of Working with Me

  • I require you to do a lot of work on your own between sessions.
  • You will be held accountable for your own role in relationships and choices in habit work.
  • I can not diagnose mental illness.
  • My clients who are open to spirituality recover faster, more fully.
  • I expect you to stick with it even when it gets hard.
  • I don't do talk therapy.

Sometimes, in rare occasions, people just need to be heard or empathy, While this is the mainstay of most traditional therapy, this is not what I provide. I want you to have freedom from limiting beliefs such as "Life is too hard" or "I'm a failure" which cause all kinds of negative thoughts and in turn, painful emotions. I want you to see you can embrace all emotion as healthy, and if you want, dial back the intensity of those emotions though healthy thinking. If you feel you "just need to talk to someone" and don't want help to get better, that's totally ok and I encourage you to reach out to BetterHelp or Psychology Today for a therapist skilled in chatting. My focus is recovery.

Book a FREE 20min consultation

By booking online you agree to communication via email, phone or text. Whichever you provide. It is vital you are in a safe, distraction free location. You must have high speed internet and a web camera.

IMPORTANT: I am currently ONLY take clients on who are wiling to do intensive therapy and I have a 3 to 5 week wait list.

If you have any questions please email me: feelinggreat@angelapoch.com

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