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Coaching vs. Mental Health
It is my belief that not everyone needs psychotherapy or is suffering from a mental health disorder or illness.
I know this may come as a shock given I had spent 20 years as a psychotherapist but over the years I’ve met too many people who are doing OK overall but want to up-level the skills, strengths, and talents they already have while learning to fill in the gaps within themselves that has kept them stuck. People who want to move out of just surviving and step into thriving.
Coaching is future-focused, targeting solutions, not problems. Driven by goals & taking action, coaching is a collaboration, working together on equal footing. In coaching, YOU are the expert on you. I firmly believe you know where you want to land. I ask you the questions but you draw on your answers to connect the dots to get you where you want to go.
The goal of Psychotherapy is to treat mental illness and behavioral issues and symptoms that are a result of diagnosed mental health conditions. Coaching is NOT a substitute for psychotherapy or counseling, and coaching is NOT a treatment for a mental health condition,
What Is Coaching?
Coaching is a process, not a to-do list. You aleady in your heart know what you want. It’s the thoughts that are getting in your way. We look at those. We find out where you are now, what you want to create, and what needs to shift in order to make it happen.
Coaching puts you in the driver’s seat in your life. You will understand how to make your life better. It’s your personal process of becoming more, becoming better and creating exactly what you want.
Why Do I Need a Coach?
Most of us struggle with self-sabotaging, self-limiting, and thoughts of doubt. And in doing so, we aren’t fully showing up for ourselves, stepping into a full life and getting the results we want to attain. Most of us have lived in our bodies so long we have lost objective perspective on who we are, what we have within to make our vision possible. The possibilities are limitless.
How Does Coaching Work?
Respecting that lives are busy, you receive coaching calls in the comfort and privacy of your own home or office. a time that fits with your schedule. If you are more comfortable with a video call, I use the Zoom virtual platform. This offers you increased privacy and anonymity so you can feel completely open with no distractions.
Some women who haven’t worked with a coach before don’t know what to expect on the call. Not to worry. I will do the work, just show up and be yourself.
Why Coach Online?
Because you have 10 places to be during your day and why spend one of them meeting in an office when you can meet in the convenience and privacy of your own home, office or other location of your choice
Clients receive a coaching call at a place and time that is convenient to them. Laptop, desktop, phone, is all you need.
How Will You Work as My Coach?
I partner with you in an interactive and thought-provoking, creative process. This partnership is built on accountability and responsibility with you. Setting goals, having a vision for oneself is key but just as imperative is the ability to take small baby steps and be “in action” toward attaining your goals. Isn’t that the (accountability) partnership you want?
Our work is about helping you come up with options, possibilities, and opportunities where you can’t see any. Walk away with a new bag of tools and learn strategies that you can start using right away that help you make different choices now so you can stop blocking yourself from reaching your goals and getting what you want.
What is Your Style and Approach?
I am proactive, motivational and solution focused. Active vs. passive. Encouraging without pressuring. I am fairly directive given I am your accountability partner (but yes, I will hold your hand along the way!). YOU are the expert about You and. I am the expert on how to help you meet yourself and see yourself as capable, competent and empowered. I am an expert on helping you get out of YOUR way. I ask the questions but you identify your own answers – my goal is to teach you how to learn to self-coach as you move your life forward.
What Types of Services Do You Provide?
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What is the Typical Length of Time You See a Client?
Each client is on their own individual journey, and we will always have an ongoing conversation as to when you feel ready to terminate. I do ask for a 3-month commitment in this process because change takes time and it’s an inside job. Although we all want a quick fix, I’m not the person to hire for that. If you are reading this page, isn’t it time to step into the change you want (and that has your searching for it?)
What Is eCoaching?
Ever wish, after talking with someone, you could just put your thoughts down on paper? Are you more comfortable expressing yourself through writing? Do you walk away from a conversation thinking that you just weren’t able to say what you really wanted to? Through writing, you feel you can really get to the heart at what you want to convey about your thoughts and feelings more than talking aloud? I get it. Together, after an initial consultation call to identify your goals, we will work together through journaling and writing, 3 weeks out of each month. At week 4, we will meet on a coaching call, either on the phone or via Zoom whatever your comfort level is to tie all the work we’ve been doing together up. You receive my coaching expertise in written form for you to always have to reflect back on as you need.
I invite you to schedule a no-cost, 30-minute coaching call, my gift to you, to experience being coached.