Managing Stress and Anxiety With Angela Ficken

Angela Ficken is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) at her private practice, Progress Wellness. In a quest to reach and help more people, she created Worried to Well-Balanced, a complete six-week stress and anxiety management course and resource. She is a full-time psychotherapist specializing in OCD, eating disorders, mood and anxiety-related concerns, life transitions, and student health at the college level.


Angela started her career as a Senior Clinical Social Worker in a unit focusing on anxiety and depression at McLean Hospital, one of the top-ranking psychiatric hospitals in the United States. Before starting Progress Wellness, she worked as a Mental Health Therapist at Harvard University. As a writer, she contributes to the Huffington Post and other major online sources to educate people on coping and stress management strategies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northeastern University and a master’s in social work from Boston College.


Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:


  • Angela Ficken talks about how the pandemic contributed to the number of people who now struggle with anxiety 
  • The two gold standard therapy modalities of anxiety management 
  • Angela’s backstory of why she became a psychotherapist and how she’s helping people with stress management using her Worried to Well-Balanced course
  • The circular cycle of anxiety and tips for stress management 
  • Signs and symptoms of stress and anxiety issues
  • Angela’s thoughts on online versus in-person therapy 

In this episode...


Do you feel anxious, stressed, or depressed? Would you like the help and resources you need to manage your stress and anxiety? You’re not alone.


Many stressors can interfere with a healthy, well-balanced life. People deal with stress and anxiety differently, but sometimes it manifests itself to the point where you feel overwhelmed, impacting your everyday life. It can affect your sleep, relationships, work, mood, appetite, and health. After dealing with a difficult time in her life, Angela Ficken realized she wanted to help people navigate how to manage their mental health and made it her life’s work. She wanted to reach more people than her private practice allowed, so she started a six-week course called Worried to Well-Balanced that helps people manage stress and anxiety through an online program. If you go to a doctor for your physical health, shouldn’t you seek help for your mental health?


In this episode of The Power of Authority Spotlight, Michelle Prince sits down with Angela Ficken, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) at her private practice, Progress Wellness, and the creator of Worried to Well-Balanced. Angela explains the two gold standard therapy modalities of anxiety and stress management, why she became a psychotherapist, the signs and symptoms of anxiety and stress issues, and her thoughts on online and in-person therapy.


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