Angela Amirault, Grad Dip, ACA
PSYCHEDELIC GUIDE AND CERTIFIED ADDICTION TECHNICIAN
Angela Amirault is internationally trained in psychotherapy and holds advanced credentialing in Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy from the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness. Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, she has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Saint Mary’s University (2007) and a Graduate Diploma in Counseling and Psychotherapy from Dublin City University in Ireland (2013). Angela practices as a psychotherapist in Ireland and as a Certified Addiction Technician in the United States. She was fully accredited by the IACP (Irish Association of Counselors and Psychotherapists). She had additional certification in Art Therapy through the Dublin Art Therapy College (2014) and Mindfulness Based Approaches to Trauma through the Loreto Center (2015). She has also completed training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy through Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute (2020) and Solution Focused Group Therapy with Denver Center for Solution Focused Brief Therapy (2021).
I am passionate about supporting people who are looking for growth, healing and transformation. I believe in the personal power that can be cultivated through working through important issues in a psychedelic state. It has been a journey to get to this place which all began in Nova Scotia, Canada where I was born. As an empath from a young age I had a keen interest in understanding why people do what they do. This interest guided my career choices and led to studying an undergraduate in Psychology (2007) at Saint Mary’s University. After university I moved to Ireland where I fell in love with the place and the people. I decided to stay and further my life experience and formal education, completing a 3-year Graduate Diploma in Counseling and Psychotherapy (2013) at Dublin City University.
After finishing my education I began my own private practice as a psychotherapist in Ireland, working with both private clients and doing community work in a local outreach center. I practice an integrative therapy approach, combining different therapeutic tools to fit the needs of the individual client. Through my work with clients I saw other opportunities to help people in a more solution focused way. Using psychoeducation I developed courses, workshops and talks focused on self care and self development. Working with a diverse range of clients I became keenly aware of the struggle to find self compassion that so many people battle with. My psychotherapy practice allowed me to work with individuals struggling with a wide range of issues and diagnoses. Most of the people I found myself meeting had developed these issues as a way to deal with some form of trauma. I found my passions lied in helping clients gain understanding and compassion for themselves, helping them work on accepting their past and coping with their present.
After spending 12 years in Ireland and feeling ready for a change in 2019, myself and my family moved to Boulder, Colorado. I began working in the judicial system as a therapist, supporting individuals with substance abuse issues. Through this work I witnessed first hand the impact that institutional trauma can inflict and the powerlessness that can be experienced. I found it distressing to recognize the lack of understanding given to those labeled a ‘criminal’. Making sure that my clients felt heard and supported was and is of the utmost importance to me.
There is incredible healing and transformational power that’s available to us when working with psychedelics in a therapeutic setting. I have been moved by witnessing what is possible. Supporting and holding spaces for individuals to cultivate their own inner power, work through past trauma and move forward in a positive way is a privilege that I have so much gratitude for. I feel passionate about the possibilities that are available for us to grow, heal and thrive through the support of guided psychedelic sessions. Thanks to my integrative approach and decade of experience I am able to help clients feel safe to explore psychedelic therapy and the wide range of experiences possible in these altered states.
I have a desire to work with anyone who is looking for healing, change and growth. I have worked with a wide range of individuals and feel most connected to those who are struggling with self worth, anxiety, depression and trauma. I am called to this work and if you feel called to the experience then I would be honored to support you.