Blog Post

I picked a word for 2022. Did you?

By Angela Cara | January 21, 2022

It’s been said that feelings last 90 seconds. Anyone who has spent time making consistent contact with their inner experience knows that’s probably about right. Feelings are not something solid. They’re made up of energy, and tend to shift quickly when we can be present with them. We can also get stuck in them when we’re swept off…

Read More

Exploring the Inner Architecture of Choice

By Angela Cara | November 2, 2021

Sometimes people ask me: “why am I so hard on my partner?” I love this question and I think I might know the answer. Do you think you might be angry… maybe even rage level angry? You’ve been dealing with the residue of thousands of years of patriarchy packed into and then imploding your one…

Read More

Psilocybin in Psychotherapy

By Angela Cara | October 18, 2021

I’d love to share a little bit about something beautiful that I have had the pleasure and privilege of being involved in ~ legal, end-of-life psilocybin journeys. The first two journeys I sat were with Bruce (in the photo above)… one was featured in Vice (last November: https://www.vice.com/en/article/4adw4w/canada-is-allowing-people-with-depression-to-do-psychedelic-mushrooms) and on CBC (https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1865904707679). The next was…

Read More

The Erotic As Power

By Angela Cara | October 10, 2021

Audre Lorde reads the essay “Uses of the Erotic: the Erotic as Power” … one of the most important essays of the 20th century. She talks about eros, “the personification of love in all it’s aspects” – “the lifeforce of all women … that creative energy empowered, the knowledge and use of which we are…

Read More

A Moment of Focusing

By Angela Cara | October 3, 2021

Hi there, I’m Angela, and I offer in-person, telehealth sessions and walk-and-talk therapy. I am a strenths-based, person-centered depth psychotherapist who provides therapy to adults and young adults who are seeking support in healing and growing through various life challenges. I’ve been a therapist for a decade and so I’ve worked in the realms of…

Read More

Francis Weller on Grief & Soul Hygiene

By Angela Cara | May 13, 2021

“This massive darkness makes us small. Not having practices to move through grief keeps us small. I consider grief a threshold. When we step across that threshold and enter the room of grief then we enter the room of grief, it has a way of opening up the rest of our lives. When we suppress…

Read More

Focusing on a New Year

By Angela Cara | January 4, 2021

It’s that time of year that everyone’s on fire with setting intentions! “I will love myself more.”  “I will exercise more.” “I will eat healthier.”  I don’t know about you, but I’ve always found that any attempts at self-discipline later turn into an unkind voice when I don’t show up in the way I’d wanted to.   So these days I ask myself, am I banishing other…

Read More

Good Grief: We need to stop hyper-labelling our experience and start actually experiencing!

By Angela Cara | December 27, 2020

“Grief is subversive, undermining the quiet agreement to behave and be in control of our emotions. It is an act of protest that declares our refusal to live numb and small. There is something feral about grief, something essentially outside the ordained and sanctioned behaviors of our culture. Because of that, grief is necessary to…

Read More

What is a Registered Clinical Counsellor?

By Angela Cara | December 11, 2020

Registered Clinical Counsellors are those registered with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). There are many counselling diploma certificates which can provide an understanding of therapeutic theories and tools. There are various requirements for various forms of registration. At the moment, anyone can use the terms “counsellor” or “therapist”; however, what you can…

Read More

How Long Does Therapy Take?

By Angela Cara | December 11, 2020

In my experience, people often say that they feel at least a little bit lighter even after the first session. As everyone will have different intentions for the work, you will not be limited by any number of sessions.  Most clients attend weekly sessions ongoingly until they have integrated the shifts they receive in session…

Read More