Coach InfoAbout Me:
I’m Angela Ward, a nurse, nurse coach, former birth doula and the founder of Guardian at the Gateway. I’m also a survivor of PTSD who understands first-hand the healing power of psychedelic-assisted therapy. I have experienced it in my own life, witnessed it in hundreds of others and built this business so that you (and thousands of others) can reap the benefits, too.
It has become clear over the years that my calling is to support people through transformational experiences. I’ve done it as a labor and delivery nurse, birth doula, perinatal bereavement professional and now, through my work facilitating and supporting ketamine therapy.
I consider it a great honor, privilege and responsibility to cultivate a safe and strong container for people as they travel through the unknown towards deep transformation and healing. That’s where ‘Guardian at the Gateway’ came from; what lies ‘beyond’ is full of unknowns and can be scary.
Though your healing is in your hands, my team and I are here to fully support you on this journey, safely guiding you every step of the way.
I have extensive training in the psychedelic space. In combination with my nursing background and firsthand experience with ketamine treatments, it allows me to offer a unique method of care that includes the right type and amount of information and integration in addition to the treatments themselves.
When I’m not supporting clients or teaching other practitioners to do the same, you’re most likely to find me travelling, tending to my garden, feeding my chickens and playing with my dogs.Description of Services:
Ignition Ketamine-Assisted Therapy
Ketamine-assisted therapy & coaching program
In-Person and Virtual
This unique and intimate program combines private ketamine therapy, small group and individual coaching, and now offers a self-paced virtual option. Whether you choose to participate in ketamine therapy elsewhere and are seeking additional support or are local and looking to enhance your personal growth journey, Ignition is here to help you reach a new level of consciousness, healing, and harmony. We provide a comprehensive approach that caters to your needs, ensuring you receive the guidance and resources necessary for optimal results.
Prep & Integration Coaching
In-Person and Virtual
Are you looking to approach your psychedelic experience with mindfulness and intention? Travel Insurance, which consists of five personalized coaching sessions, is designed to help you prepare for and integrate this transformative journey with attentive guidance and support.
Psychedelic Doula Academy
Training certification and community for healers and helpers
Psychedelic Doula Academy is a training and certification program using Guardian at the Gateway's tried and true method of care. You will learn a broad spectrum of information to help you become a skilled, ethical, and knowledgeable psychedelic practitioner.
Spore is the first of three levels of training. Upon completion, you will have the foundational knowledge and tools required to safely assist someone along their psychedelic journey and be invited to continue your education through our next level, Mycelium.
DetailsCredentials & Certifications: BSN RN, HWNC-BC, Psychedelic PractitionerRemote Practicioner: YesPrice Range: $111-$2,999
My ProcessIntake Process:
Before embarking on the journey, all Voyagers must undergo a thorough medical screening process, including a video chat consultation, intake form, medical and psychological assessments, agreements and consent forms. These steps ensure your safety and enable us to provide personalized support throughout your transformative experience.Overview of Protocol:
During the preparation phase, Voyagers are encouraged to tap into their own inner healing wisdom and autonomy. My approach is not drug-focused but rather centers around supporting the Voyager in their personal journey of healing and growth. Through a series of coaching sessions, my team and I support the Voyager in exploring their intentions, beliefs, and values, encouraging them to cultivate a mindset that fosters self-empowerment and self-discovery. We emphasize that the Voyager is the expert of their own life and captain of their own healing work; we are there to provide deep care and support throughout the process, ensuring they feel safe and nurtured.
In the actual psychedelic journey, the Voyager is encouraged to tap into their inner healing wisdom, move with the process, and trust their own innate capacity for transformation. We do not position ourselves as guides who will "fix" the client, but rather as compassionate facilitators who create a supportive environment for their self-exploration. The Voyager is reminded that their journey is a deeply personal and individual process, and we honor their autonomy and agency in navigating their experiences, insights, and emotions. We are there to provide a container of care, guidance, and integration support, respecting the Voyager's unique path to healing.
During the integration phase, we continue to emphasize the Voyager's active role in their own healing work. We understand that true transformation occurs when the Voyager embraces their own inner wisdom and takes ownership of their growth process. Our role is to facilitate and support their integration journey, ensuring they have the tools, resources, and guidance needed to weave the insights gained from their psychedelic journey into their daily life. The Voyager is empowered to explore and find their own path, while offering unwavering care and support to nurture their journey of self-discovery and transformation.