Author: Angela Post

Angela Post provides counselling to adults, adolescents and couples. She has experience with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, workplace stress, trauma, victims of crime, family of origin issues, cross cultural adjustment, self esteem, personal growth, boundaries, building resilience, grief, academic performance and stress management. Angela also enjoys working with individuals on career issues and uses assessments such as the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator for career development issues.

Angela’s approach with clients is eclectic and she draws from brief solution focused therapy, client centered, cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic therapy and creative approaches. She is also trained in EMDR.

Angela has worked with students in higher education settings for over 20 years including UBC, Kwantlen, University of the Fraser Valley, and currently SFU Health and Counselling Services.

Angela grew up in a small Yukon mining town populated primarily by new immigrants. She has worked with clients from at least 50 different countries.

In 1996, Angela received her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, and in 2001, she received her Ph. D. in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia.

Angela is a member of the College of Psychologists of BC and the British Columbia Psychological Association.

Chasing Happiness

“I just want to be happy.”  “The thing I wish for my kids is that they would be happy.” These are common statements that people give to explain why they decided to engage in therapy. We all love to be happy. There have been popular songs such as “Happy” by Pharell Williams. It’s a catchy tune. In past decades, other songs such as “Don’t worry, be happy” by Bobby McPherin was an instant hit. The lyrics capture our desire to

Posted in Grief, Internet, Personal Growth

Time for a Personal Tune-Up

Many of us operate on assumptions that have never been questioned and never been examined. It may be helpful to wonder about these ideas from time to time. Just as a car needs to go in for a tune-up periodically, it might be a good idea to have a personal tune-up. One way to do this is to ask yourself some questions. How comfortable am I with risk? Generally it’s a good thing to land somewhere in between the extremes

Posted in Personal Growth

Move Out of Your Comfort Zone

We all tend to gravitate to what is comfortable and familiar…..sitting at the same place at the dinner table every night, going through the motions of the same routine to get ready for the day each morning, or going to the same favourite places on the weekends or on holidays. We are creatures of habit and routine habits generally make us comfortable. It might be time to do something new, to think outside of the box, to nurture new neural

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Envision Your Future

This is not how I had planned my life to be…. I’ve lost interest in this job that I used to love…. I’ve never enjoyed working and I don’t know that I ever will…… Is this all there is?……. Vision. Passion. Dreams. Hope….how do you bring these into a life course that seems to have gone off track or has somehow become stalled. What is a metaphor for your life? An uphill climb? A competitive race? A field of wildflowers?

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Career Choices

Autumn is a natural time of the year to assess one’s career as it is a transitional season. You may currently be at the beginning of your working life, somewhere in the middle or moving towards retirement. “Career”, as defined by most career counsellors, is not just the work you do for income, but rather the variety of life roles you might engage in. These include your job(s), your leisure time interests (hobbies), your volunteer work, your relationships (parent, grandparent,

Posted in Personal Growth