I see: individuals, adults, teens
Time zone: MT (US)
Fee per 3-hour session: $495
Free consult: yes
Modalities: email, Zoom
Specialties: ADD/ADHD, anger management, anxiety, coping skills, difficult relationships, health issues, religious concerns, self-esteem issues, sleep problems, stress
Approaches used: cognitive-behavioral therapy
Relevant trainings, certifications, etc: TEAM-CBT
Abide Network certifications: Abide Helper Training
As a Master Life Coach and Level 4 TEAM-CBT Advanced Therapist & Trainer, Angela Poch uses a client-centered, cognitive approach combined with concepts from the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy designed to quickly dig deep down to the root of the issue. This generally produces long-lasting results in a short time frame for issues such as depression, anxiety, and goal-setting/achieving. Angela has developed an intensive program especially for Abide referrals. You'll get six hours for $495US/595CND – two three-hour power sessions. You will be required to read a short booklet written by Angela as well as one other book (based on your needs) before the first power session. Angela says, “I get how hard it can be to open up. In my own life I've dealt with depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, insomnia, stress, loss, bullying, and even suicidal ideation. While I'm certainly not perfect, I'm on the other side to tell you there is hope for recovery through the grace of God!" Angela’s style does not work well with those looking for a traditional “talk therapy” model. Her model requires homework and effort on the part of the client.
What do you like best about coaching?
Helping clients recover from painful feelings like anxiety and worthlessness that come from self-defeating beliefs, trauma, and negative self-talk. But more than that, I enjoy being part of the spiritual experience of others. Coaching provides the structure to guide others on a mental health journey that can be painful, confusing, overwhelming, and frustrating on your own. Coaching allows for flexibly that counselling doesn’t, and is just as effective in my experience as both a counsellor and coach. This is because coaching is promoted as more collaborative. Mental health is poorly understood in our world today and the media doesn’t help. Many see the TV couch therapy and are disappointed to find out after years of seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist they are only somewhat better. Imagine trying to learn the piano where only the piano instructor practiced! Yet in mental health often that is the expectation. Coaches, on the other hand, need to be effective or they will go out of business. They can’t use a degree as a crutch but need to be effective to stay in the game. Education does not equal skill. It is a mistake to think the more education someone has the better they will be. If you decide to work with me, rest assured you will be put to work but the reward is worth it.
Why did you choose to do coaching?
I wanted the freedom to work with people all over the world but not be regulated by government or licensing bodies with a particular agenda. Coaching allows me to follow God’s methods and reach people. Few people truly know peace and happiness and I aim to be a part of the solution. Coaching combines tools with some accountability and guides clients to a healing they often didn’t think was possible.
How do you recharge on your day off?
Honestly even on my day off, I love to prepare workshops for life coaches, therapists, and the general public. I also enjoy creating YouTube videos and online courses as well. But on Sabbath I love to get out into nature and go Geocaching, kayaking, camping, or just for a walk!
What are your three favorite things?
Nature (my cat, mountain view, etc.)
Cooking complex desserts