Wellness Coaching assists people to develop and implement strategies to reach their personally identified goals. Wellness Coaching helps people develop and implement strategies to reach their personally identified goals of enhanced performance and personal satisfaction.
Wellness Coaching works when there are two factors present:
You are willing to make changes in your life and
There is a gap between where you are now and where you want to be.
Through an interactive and conversational process, I will help you first define and then set up a plan of action to pursue your desired strategies and solutions. Coaching is designed to move you towards the satisfying attainment of your personal and professional goals. Coaching is “client-centered”– you will be in charge of developing and achieving your stated goals, with my support, questions, suggestions and guidance.
During the coaching conversation, you will develop a set of short and long term goals that are important to you. You can use coaching sessions to articulate your vision for a satisfying, meaningful life and/or career. You will end each session with a number of action items to move you forward. To help you stay in motion you can be accountable to me as your coach, to support your progress.
Life coaching may include topics of: relationship skill-building, self-care, personal projects, taking your life to a better level, moving forward on a path of positivity, functionality, hope, and well-being. We will look at your life path, vision for the future, and also focus on daily, strategic actions and plans.
During coaching sessions I may recommend modalities of approach that are customized to your particular needs and goals. Some of these techniques may include: energy healing, breath work, mindfulness and meditation, or guided imagery.
As a psychotherapist, I adhere to both my counseling licensure and my board certifications in regards to confidentiality. I will only release information with your written permission, or if I am required to do so by a court order. I adhere to reporting laws for safety. These situations rarely occur in coaching practices, but if such a situation does occur, I will make every effort to discuss it with you before taking any action.
During the course of your coaching, you may discuss your future plans, business affairs, personal information, and other private information. I will not voluntarily communicate your information to a third party.
Coaching versus Psychotherapy
There are some similarities between coaching and psychotherapy, but I do not combine psychotherapy with coaching. I see these as separate roles for the therapist and coach and as such, separate services and conversations. Although both coaching and psychotherapy use knowledge of human behavior, motivation, behavioral change, and interactive counseling techniques, there are major differences in the goals, focus, and level of professional responsibility in each. In some situations, I may recommend that you enter psychotherapy (with another psychotherapist or counselor) as a condition of continuing with coaching.
Coaching is a professional relationship and I will maintain professional boundaries during and after our work together. Considerable experience shows that when boundaries blur, the hard-won benefits gained from the coaching relationship are endangered. I follow all the normal and expected guidelines of the PPA Code of Ethics.