Through coaching we address…
Working with the Inner child
Building health and wellness
Trauma and the brain
Finding gratitude and joy
Good enough Parenting
Realize your strengths and gifts through the eyes of a coach
How coaching can help you
Wherever you are on the journey is exactly where you need to be.
This is a sentiment I hold dear. It is an affirming way to look at life. We all need non-judgmental ways to view ourselves and our life. This is how I view all my clients.
What is Coaching?
Coaching is the process of understanding where you are now and where you want to go in the future.
Coaching looks at the past as an informational and learning experience, but not as a definition of who you are currently.
Coaching looks at a person’s goal and how to achieve them by using the strengths and abilities you already have.
Coaching helps you build new tools and abilities for dealing with difficult life situations.
The difference between coaching and counseling
Coaching is not meant to replace mental health services. Whereas counseling works with chronic mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD and other conditions covered in the DSM, coaching builds on strengths and goals to enhance life and build emotional wellness.
Coaching is a strengths-based approach.
Coaching does not work from a medical model of curing disease.
Crisis: Coaching is not meant to replace mental health services. If you are feeling suicidal or find yourself in an emotional crisis where you feel unsafe, please contact a mental health center in your areas or call the suicide prevention hotline.
Communication outside of sessions: Primary communication happens within sessions. If there is something urgent you need to discuss or run by me between sessions you may contact me via my business email. I will typically respond within 24 hours.
Appointment cancelation: If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment please notify our office 24 hours before the appointment. Multiple cancelations without notification may result in terminating coaching services.
Alcohol and drug use: Any client that comes to a session high or intoxicated will be denied service for that appointment.
Third person in session: If you would like to have someone join you in a session please discuss this with me prior to bringing in the extra person. It is my policy to only meet with another person from your life when you are also present.
Confidentiality: All communicated during the coaching session are confidential. Anything you tell me in a coaching session will not be revealed to any third party.
The excepts to this client/coach confidentiality is if I believe a client is harming vulnerable individuals including children and the elderly. Also, if I believe a client may harm another individual or if the client is talking about harming themselves.
Meeting in public and confidentiality: If we happen to see each other in public I will not engage in conversation but will allow you to make the first contact. This is also an issue of confidentiality because you may not want others to know you are working with a coach.
The coaching/client relationship: Clients share their lives and personal issues with a coach. However, the relationship is a professional relationship. As your coach I will set boundaries to keep the relationship professional.