Coach in Your Pocket


For so long you have hustled.

“Fake it until you make it” is a daily mantra for you.

Never let them see you sweat is a way of life.

But what happens when you’re tired of toughing it out?

Imagine if you could feel more confident and in control. If you weren’t looking outside of yourself for input all of the time or comparing your life to others.

How is that possible?

Because you learned how to…

. . . embrace your messy, imperfect, unique life. 
. . . know when your High Functioning Anxiety is running the show and make the changes necessary to get back on track.
. . . stop doubting yourself constantly.
. . . not live in fear of people finding out you don’t always have it all together. 
. . . feel confident and comfortable in your life.

The truth is, being the go-to person, always striving for perfection, and plowing ahead at a feverish pace has helped you keep your high functioning anxiety at bay. And now those behaviors just aren’t working anymore. Your anxiety keeps creeping in more and more. You see it in your kids, you see it at work, you see it in your relationships. It is permeating everything. 

We have been taught that our deepest needs, feelings, and desires are scary and we need to protect the world from them. So we hustle to perform, achieve, and earn our worthiness.

It is time to be loyal to you, to take off the mask, to face your high functioning anxiety, and to become confident in who you are. 

Live your life with more confidence. Feel as good on the inside as you look on the outside.

Stop ruminating, over-analyzing, and worrying “you will be found out.”

Recognize when your high functioning anxiety has taken over the driver’s seat and know what to do next.

Let’s figure it out together.

Introducing Coach in Your Pocket

Coach in Your Pocket is a revolutionary way of working together with a coach and is perfectly designed for those with High Functioning Anxiety. This methodology allows you to reach out to me 24/7 via a messaging app on your phone.

Imagine being able to reach a trusted, knowledgable expert in High Functioning Anxiety at any time of day, any day of the week. Imagine not having to wait until your scheduled session to vent, ask questions, get clarification, and celebrate victories.

Working with me is not your typical one-on-one session where you come to my office each week, we talk, and you go home. And then the next week we sit and talk and you go home, rinse and repeat ad nauseam. In fact, we don’t work that way at all. This is a full-contact program and a minimum three-month commitment to give you the space and support to recognize old coping strategies, build new ones, and practice these skills in the real world.

How it works

Throughout our three months together, you can leave me a voice or text message literally 24/7 through an easy-to-use app called Voxer and I will respond during my office hours, Monday through Friday from 9am – 6pm Eastern.

This type of work is a game-changer. Clients progress so much faster with this instant access.

You can Vox me daily (or as often as you like) to share when…

  • you have wins and successes.
  • your anxiety goes sky-high.
  • your anxiety is at a low buzz.
  • you are feeling restless and don’t know why.
  • you want my feedback or encouragement.
This is more than just coaching. It’s life strategy.

“It is extremely powerful to have professional advice and wisdom every single day. Being able to get support in real time on anything I am worrying about or having panic attacks about or struggling with daily has helped me manage my anxiety much better now than I ever have before. I found Coach in Your Pocket just as—if not more—effective as one-on-one sessions.”
— Twenty-something female

You’ll get Kindness, Support, and Strategy on a daily basis.

In addition to our initial appointment and unlimited access to me through Voxer, you will receive:

A hard copy of my book, The Happier Approach: Be Kind to Yourself, Feel Happier and Still Accomplish Your Goals. This book is the crux of our work together and the culmination of my years researching and studying high functioning anxiety. The book goes deeper into the core principals of my approach and introduces the language we will use during our work together.

The Coach in Your Pocket Workbook is a supplement to The Happier Approach book. Complete with worksheets, poems, ideas to ponder, space to reflect, and even a Mad-Libs style template to use when you are feeling stuck, this workbook is a valuable tool for both during and after our work together.

“The level of support and responsiveness from this method of coaching with Nancy are extraordinary. Management of my anxiety has improved dramatically. I now feel very well understood, equipped with strategies to manage the symptoms and impact on a daily basis, and perhaps most surprisingly, closer than I’ve ever been to a mindset of acceptance and peace. In terms of personal growth, progress, and improvement in my anxiety, this was much more than I expected, in the best of ways.”
— Thirty-something female

Is Coach in Your Pocket right for you?

If you are tired of the quick fixes and want to start making slow, gradual changes that last, Coach in Your Pocket is for you. My clients tend to fall into one of these categories—do any of them sound like you?


You already checked all the boxes (or at least most of them), and yet you keep asking yourself, “Is this all there is?” You realize the answer may be internal but have no idea how to get there.


Mom, sister, daughter, wife, friend… The list goes on and on. You are always the go-to person for everyone and everything, and now the emotional and physical toll is starting to show.


You have done therapy, you know your past and your patterns (well, most of them), but you still keep getting stuck. You know why you feel this way, but you don’t know what to do about it.

This is more than just getting to the root and naming your triggers. This is about recognizing a trigger and knowing what to do about it once you see it.

This isn’t fluff. This is looking at yourself and your life differently.

It might get uncomfortable and it might be hard—and it will be so worth it.

We can’t get off the hamster wheel without a little introspection. You have to be prepared to transform your life. I keep my client load small so I can work closely with each of my clients and dive deep.

I am so surprised by the amount of general awareness of my feelings that I built in just a few weeks. Before I started using this method with Nancy, I would never spend a lot of dedicated time in between my in-person sessions to put some of the things we talked about into practice. It was difficult for me to be able to recognize things in real time. 
Having this seemingly on-demand access to Nancy helps me build awareness around my feelings and manage my anxiety with real-time feedback. And honestly, the mere fact that I can contact her anytime creates a feeling of awareness and reassurance that’s been invaluable.” 
— Thirty-something female

Ready to get started?

First, let’s make sure this program is a good fit for you. This is a highly personalized approach, so I am offering free 30-minute consultations before you sign up. To get the most out of our work together I recommend a 3-month commitment, but it is not required each program is month to month.

Just click below and you will be automatically redirected to schedule your free introductory call.

1 payment of $1,350 or 3 payments of $450/month

  • 3-month commitment
  • 1 Initial 75-minute video session
  • Unlimited text and voice messages through Voxer
  • A copy of The Happier Approach® Workbook
  • A copy of my book The Happier Approach
  • Access to a secure portal where you can keep all of your worksheets and have unlimited access to them

“Coach in Your Pocket is a completely different approach to coaching. I meet with Nancy once a month to check-in, but I have unlimited access to her through an app that allows me to leave her voice or text messages anytime I need some guidance. The app is convenient and easy to use, and knowing I have this access to Nancy makes me feel like I’m not navigating through it on my own. Since working with Nancy, I can now recognize my anxiety when it starts rising and can intervene and reign it in.” 
— Fifty-something female

Meet your coach

Nancy Jane Smith, MSEd., LPC is a licensed professional counselor and trainer. She graduated with her BA in Psychology from Miami University and earned Masters of Science degrees in both Counseling and Higher Education from the University of Dayton.

With 13 years in private practice and more than 20 years working as a counselor and coach, Nancy has established herself as an expert in High Functioning Anxiety. Combining her years of research, countless hours working with clients, and first-hand experience in her own life, Nancy developed the Happier Approach™, a three-step system to help you motivate yourself, accomplish your goals, and be kind to yourself. Really, it is possible!

Nancy is the creator and host of The Happier Approach podcast and has written three books on living happier, most notably The Happier Approach: Be Kind to Yourself, Feel Happier and Still Accomplish Your Goals.