Created by leading psychotherapist and entrepreneur, Angela R. Ficken, Coping with Anxiety and Stress, is a comprehensive course that helps today's busy professionals, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and even stay-at-home parents navigate the stressors of everyday living.
“Angela helped me develop and engage regularly with cognitive behavioral techniques that allowed me to reach my academic and personal goals. Through an increased awareness of contributors to my anxiety and depression, I was able to better manage my symptoms under Angela’s guidance. I am very grateful for the encouraging and nonjudgmental environment that she provided during my undergraduate career. Most importantly, Angela helped me harness my inner strength to overcome the challenges presented by my anxiety and taught me how to successfully live with an anxiety disorder without letting it dictate my life. I am confident that my time with Angela has prepared me well for the rigors of graduate school and am thankful for her unwavering support.”
Broken down into seven simple, self-paced modules, you'll learn:
-- Effective ways to deal with everyday stressors without getting overwhelmed
-- Ways to manage stress and anxiety so you can sleep and feel rested
-- How to deal with difficult relationships and situations at work
-- Tips for coping with stress at home and in social situations
-- How to stop the vicious cycle of negative thoughts and self-talk
-- And finally learn ways to stop procrastinating
“A caring professional with extensive knowledge and expertise, Angela provides personalized care that can help you reach your goals. Understanding, thoughtful, and proactive, she helped me to develop skills and strategies that address my particular needs. With Angela’s help, I have been able to face my fears and lead a healthier life. I highly recommend working with her.”
About the instructor:
Angela Ficken, LICSW is a full-time psychotherapist in private practice. Her office is located in Boston, MA. She specializes in OCD, eating disorders, and anxiety related concerns.
She started her career at McLean Hospital, which is one of the top ranking psychiatric hospitals in the country, and affiliated with Harvard University. She was the head social worker on an inpatient unit that focuses on anxiety and depression. During her time at McLean, she trained in exposure therapy, and became certified in CBT and DBT. Shortly thereafter, she worked at Harvard University as a primary therapist for undergraduate and graduate students. During her time there, she taught students CBT and DBT skills to help them manage a range of challenging emotions that young adults face daily.
Along with her work at McLean and Harvard, Angela had a small private practice for years before she decided to move to full time in 2013. From there, she focused her attention on working with young adults and entrepreneurs primarily after noticing that both groups struggled with anxiety disorders and stress-related issues due to life transitions and the uncertainty of what was coming next in their lives. The struggle, as they say is "real".
She spent years fine tuning her practice and building her business into something more than a standard full-time private practice. She began writing for Huffington Post as an expert, which then catapulted her into writing for other major online sources which include Marriage.com where she is a verified expert, ThriveGlobal.com, and has been quoted on Bustle.com, Popsugar.com, Buzzfeed.com, Nylon magazine, Getstigma.com, and Justluxe.com. She has also been a guest on Onward Nation with Stephen Woessner where she talked about OCD and intrusive thoughts, as well as on the radio in Chicago and Reno speaking about stress and anxiety.
Through her writing and hearing from her clients how difficult it was finding an understanding therapist - one who could actually teach coping strategies to manage difficult emotions - she decided to create the Coping with Anxiety and Stress: Managing Daily Stress in Today's Chaotic World course as well as the Progress Wellness App to reach more people other than those she could meet with in her office. The course and app are perfect combination to help those who have significant stress in their lives and struggle to find ways of coping and managing their emotions.
Angela’s goal in creating the course and the app is to help as many people as she can who need help with stress and anxiety relief. She designed the course to reflect individual sessions and the skills she teaches to her clients.
When Angela is not in the office or spending time with her family, she enjoys watching British murder mysteries, the occasional game of Candy Crush, and bopping around the city of Boston that she loves so much.
"I've known Angela for quite a while and she has helped me work through some of the most stressful life transitions I've gone through recently. Her advice is highly valuable in just about any aspect of life."