Wellness and Life Coaching
Do you often feel like you are not living up to your potential?
Do you struggle with making true, lasting change regarding your health, career or relationships?
Have you been feeling less inspired or joyful lately?
If so, coaching can help. Coaching is a highly individualized service that helps you reach personal goals intended to live your truest, fullest self. In addition to being a licensed Psychologist, I also work as a Wellness and Life Coach.
While there are some similarities between coaching and psychotherapy, they are very different activities. Psychotherapy is a health care service and is usually reimbursable through health insurance policies. This is not true for coaching as it is focused on personal fulfillment and not the treatment of mental health. Both coaching and psychotherapy utilize knowledge of human behavior, motivation and behavioral change, and interactive counseling techniques. The major differences are in the goals, focus, and level of professional responsibility. Read on if you would like to learn more about the differences between these two valuable services.
The focus of coaching is the development and implementation of strategies to reach client-identified goals of enhanced performance and personal satisfaction. Coaching may address specific personal projects, life balance, job performance and satisfaction, or general conditions in your life, health, or profession. Coaching utilizes personal strategic planning, values clarification, brainstorming, motivational counseling, and other counseling techniques.
The primary foci of psychotherapy are identification, diagnosis, and treatment of mental and nervous disorders. The goals of psychotherapy include alleviating symptoms, understanding the underlying dynamics which create symptoms, changing dysfunctional behaviors which are the result of these disorders, and developing new strategies for successfully coping with the psychological challenges which we all face.
Exploring such personal history give psychotherapists greatly disproportionate power that creates a fiduciary responsibility to protect the safety of our clients and to “above all else, do no harm.” The relationship between us as coach and client is specifically designed to avoid the power differentials that occur in the psychotherapy relationship. The relationship is designed to be more direct and challenging. You can count on me to be honest and straightforward, asking powerful questions and using challenging techniques to move you forward.
If you have a desire to make change but have been unable to, then let’s work together. My specialty is working with individuals through challenging times, to help them live more fully and authentically as their best self. Individuals often decide to work with me after struggling for years to change the barriers that keep them from their best life.
Give me a call today and let’s set up a time to talk about how we can work together to help you feel better.