Angela Herzog, MA, RP, CCC, SEP
Angela engages life with curiosity, playfulness, compassion and is always searching for the wonders of this life. Angela hasn’t always engaged with life this openly, and continues to witness others in the same struggle. We quickly adapt and move into survival mode to manage life’s stressors, leaving little space for self expression and play. This survival mode protects our authentic self yet, in the long term, creates disconnect and misery.
Angela believes that we each have the innate ability to return to our authentic selves as we slowly re-connect to our body and move through survival patterns. This belief drives Angela’s passion in collaborating with you to discover what the right kind of conditions are needed for you to move into your own sense of authenticity and aliveness. Angela’s genuine presence and sensitivity supports creating a safe space for you to start letting go of survival mode and try out a new way of being.
Angela brings a wide range of experience and training to further support your healing process. In addition to receiving her Masters of Arts in Counselling and Spirituality through St. Paul University, she has completed the comprehensive Somatic Experiencing training that guides her practice within other modalities, like Focusing, Expressive Arts Therapy and Nature Therapy. Recently, Angela has enjoyed bringing in her love of the natural world into her practice and has created the annual Nature-A-Day Challenge as well as a summer and winter outdoor group. Angela continues to be amazed how the building a relationship with the natural world invites us to be in relation to our natural being.
Angela has been honoured to witness the resiliency of humanity through her various positions in the social service sector over the last 12 years before launching her private practice. Her experience includes working with young mothers, survivors of abuse and sexual assault, and homeless youth.
Within private practice, Angela has particular interest in shame recovery, supporting those that fall under the category of Highly Sensitive Person, trauma recovery, including developmental traumas and shock traumas, PTSD, vicarious trauma, burn out, anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, stress management, self esteem and self worth, boundary violations, assertiveness, grief and loss, life transitions, identity and spiritual crisis.
Policies and Forms
St. Paul University / University of Ottawa (2012)
Research: Integrating the Body in Trauma Conceptualization and Treatment
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
Canadian Certified Counsellor
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Combining SE and AST
Trainer: Caryn Scotto d’Luzia, MA, SEP (May, July and October 2017)
Somatic Experiencing (advanced level, module 2)
Somatic Experiencing Training Institute, Boulder, CO
Chicago, IL (6 days, October 2016)
Faculty Member: Berns Galloway, MEd, CCC, SEP
Somatic Experiencing (advanced level, module 1)
Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, Boulder, CO (6 days, May 2015)
In conjunction with the Brazilian Association of Trauma in Salvador, Brazil
Faculty Member: Sonja Gomes, PhD, SEP
Somatic Experiencing (beginning and intermediate levels)
Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, Boulder, CO
London, ON (24 days, 2013-2015)
Faculty Member: Linda Stelte, MEd, CCC, SEP (in London, ON)
Focusing Resources Inc. (Jan-Feb 2014)
Instructor: Helene Brenner, PhD
(Brief Spousal Assault Form for the Evaluation of Risk)
ProActive ReSolutions (November 2013, 2 days)
Instructor: Dr. Randall Kropp
The Psychobiology of Trauma and PTSD
Hosted by CAST Canada (April 2013, 2 days)
Instructor: Babette Rothschild MSW, LCSW
Treating Complex Trauma
Centre for Treatment of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Trauma
February 2013 (2 days)
Focusing Institute, Ottawa, ON (Oct-Nov 2013)
Instructor: David Rome
Inner Relationship Focusing (level 1)
Focusing Institute, Ottawa, ON (2012, 2 days)
Instructor: Shulamit Ber Levtov, MA, RSW
Wholebody Focusing (level 1)
Focusing Institute, Ottawa, ON (2012, 2 days)
Instructor: Karen Whalen, PhD
- Somatic Experiencing™
- Gestalt Therapy and Focusing
- Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness
- Attachment-Focused Therapy
- Boundaries and Assertiveness Work
- Expressive Arts Therapies
- Psychodynamic Therapy
Payment options include:
- Cash (exact amount please, as Angela cannot make change)
There is no debit card capability or ATM machine on site.
Prior to your session, please download, read and complete the following forms. Please note that there are two different sets of forms depending on the services you will be accessing.
Please check with your insurance provider (if applicable) to confirm coverage type and yearly maximum, as well as how the payout occurs. Also confirm with your provider if you require a doctor’s note prior to your first appointment.
Scent-free offices: A number of our clients have chemical sensitivities, and we request that clients refrain from using perfume, cologne, or scented creams or other similar products when coming to their sessions. If it is possible to refrain from smoking prior to entering the building for your appointment, this is also appreciated.
Please complete these forms if you have insurance coverage for a Registered Psychotherapist, a master’s level therapist, a Health Spending Account, or if you are investing out of pocket.
Services With Psychologist Supervision
Please complete these forms if you have insurance coverage for services under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist. Sarah works under the supervision of Dr. Julianna Switaj for a portion of her practice.
Dr. Switaj is a licenced clinical and counselling psychologist. She sees individual adults with a variety of mental health and personal development issues from diverse cultural backgrounds. She is involved with the assessment of disability and treatment of psychological sequelae of physical injury and pain resulting from Motor Vehicle Accidents and Workplace Accidents. She also works with clients with a range of “complex” presentations including those with mood, anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar, PTSD and borderline personality disorder.
She uses varied treatment modalities (e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, CBT; Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, DBT; Mindfulness Based Mood Regulation, Naturalistic Hypnosis and Client Directed Education) determined by psychological assessment and ‘best fit’ for client’s goals and resources. Julianna has a Positive Psychology slant on mental health and wellbeing, seeking to uncover and nurture creative ability and talent to make life more fulfilling rather than merely diagnosing and treating mental illness.
She has practical and theoretical interests in three main areas: Mind-body-spirit medicine, psychological after effects of prior concussion and the challenges of people living with partial complex seizures and epilepsy.