Divorce is one of the most complicated and traumatic events you will ever face in your life. If you trouble with your taxes, you would find a CPA. You would not rely only on your friends to help with your tax problem. In the same way, divorce life coaching is a professional relationship, where you are working with an experienced professional who will work with you to focus on your future.
Life coaching is NOT a substitute for professional medical treatment, or counseling. Always seek the advice of your physician or qualified mental health provider with any questions you may have regarding any mental health symptom or medical condition. Never disregard professional psychological or medical advice nor delay in seeking professional advice or treatment.
According to GoodTherapy, there are differences in a number of things:
“GOALS AND EXPECTED OUTCOMES
People typically see a therapist because they have symptoms of a mental health issue and want to feel and function better. Therapy also helps individuals by increasing insight and self-awareness by identifying the roots of issues and problematic thinking.
Coaching tends to focus on the present and future rather than the past. Coaches help people identify their goals and the obstacles they are facing. Like therapy, coaching involves guidance and support but also places a great deal of emphasis on accountability, enabling people to do more than they might on their own.
SCOPE OF PRACTICE
Therapists work with individuals with mental health conditions, substance abuse, relationship difficulties, trauma, grief/loss, and a wide variety of day-to-day challenges and struggles. A therapist’s training allows them to work with people who have severe mental health issues, but they also work with individuals who are highly functioning but want more out of life by utilizing coaching tools and techniques.
Coaches work with people who are basically healthy and functional but not reaching their full potential. Coaching almost always addresses an individual’s mindset and attitude by uncovering self-limiting beliefs and negative self-talk. A person being coached is assumed to have all the answers they need within them; the coach’s job is to facilitate the discovery of those answers by asking the right questions.”
WHEN TO SEE A COUNSELOR
Counselors are trained to deal with mental illness. If you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, past trauma, anger issues, suicidal thoughts, and other mental health, behavioral and relationship problems, seek help from a therapist.
WHEN TO SEE A COACH
Coaches often target specific issues, like weight loss or financial management. They can usually help you learn skills to address those issues right now. You might learn how to budget or how to plan your meals.
Coaches may also help with certain aspects of mental health problems. For example, some coaches help people with ADHD get more organized. They may assist with time management and goal setting or they may assist you in clearing clutter.
No. Divorce does not differentiate whether a person is a Christian or not and either do I. I am here to meet you where you are and to support and coach you toward a better future for you and your family.
Divorce can be a time when things are overwhelming and confusing. During the session, we will work together using the solution-focused method to find HOPE for the future:
- HEAR – You will be heard. I will hear your situation to help you assess the problems that can lead to clarity
- ORGANIZE – We will work together to organize your priorities and goals so that you can have a better future for you and your family
- PLAN – We will come up with executable plans that would help you achieve your goals
- ENCOURAGE – Everyone needs a little encouragement. We will work together to develop a positive future
No. I do not take insurance.