Ioana Popa, MD, BCC

Certified  IFS Practitioner &
Psychosynthesis Life Coach, 
Certified Elite Coach, 
Board Certified Life Coach (BCC), 
Spiritual Care Provider

About Dr. Ioana 

My life’s passion, curiosity and the search for meaning and truth has manifested through learning and growing constantly. I started out as a physician and psychiatrist. At one point, I discovered a calling for teaching and took a big step by changing my career. Teaching and coaching have been, and are my main gifts to share with others, as I love distilling years of learning and making it accessible to everyone.

After 2 burnouts, I discovered and trained in Internal Family Systems and Psychosynthesis. Those two modalities of experiencing the world opened me to a much richer and deeper way of accessing not only my inner healing, but also in effectively providing life coaching and spiritual care to others. 

Recently, I completed my Master in Theological Studies degree at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, where I have both taught and provided psychological care through the Office of Spiritual Formation and Counseling for 10 years.

Outside of work, I love to spend time with my family, read, do gardening, and practice contemplation. Together with my husband Sebastien Falardeau, an interfaith chaplain and life coach, we share the vision of helping people along their journey.

I first met Dr. Ioana at a conference she was presenting for Orthodox Caregivers. I found her workshop resonated deeply with the challenges I was facing in my ministry. As I internalized what I had learned, I began sharing it with others and found it helpful to them. 

As I’ve gotten to know Dr. Ioana over the years, I’ve sensed a deep spiritual vitality, and unconditional positive regard and a therapeutic acumen that I knew would be helpful. So I asked her to coach me. It was one of the best professional and personal decisions I’ve made. Eighteen months later, I can confidently say Dr. Ioana has a gift for consistently meeting and accepting me where I am and guiding me to places of profound insight and transformational healing.

— Geoff Whiteman, MA, ThM, LMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

What I do at Team For The Soul®


At Team For The Soul®, I provide either online or in-person life coaching, spiritual care as well as consultation to professionals.   

I also develop online courses and programs, present at workshops and conferences. Helping compassionate professionals and caregivers to regenerate and prevent burnout is my passion – check out The Renewal in Action™ online digital program!

Growing In Christ: Team For Our Soul (TFOS) Online Programs

Two Christian online Programs to support living and growing in Christ while serving others ...

Purpose, Meaning & Presence (PMP) Program

A 6 months wrap-around intensive Life Coaching & Spiritual Care 1:1 program ...

The Renewal In Action™ - (TRIA) Online Program

An interdisciplinary 6 month in-depth wholistic online self-care program ...


How I work

  • If we work together, I align with you to develop a safe and trustworthy connection.
  • We work toward meeting your goals and facilitating change.  
  • I use my skills, decades of experience, presence, compassion, curiosity, clarity and contemplative practices to support you along your way, no matter what season in life you are in.
  • Together we identify and develop strategies to overcome internal roadblocks to your goals while moving towards ways to access and expand your inner resources.

Dr. Ioana’s Professional Background

Next Steps . . .

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