Is there a difference between life coaching and therapy?
The short answer is YES.
I believe the most significant difference is that therapy goes back in time to reveal patterns and events (trauma included) that may have led to maladaptive coping methods that no longer serve the individual: this may include eating disorders, addiction, depression, anxiety, sex addiction, shopping, etc. There’s a lot of work around childhood.
Coaching, as I see it, is a visioning towards the future. Yes, this happened in your past but how do you want to show up now, and in the future! When it comes to your relationships, work and family life, are you showing up the way you want to? Or do you want/need to develop more self-compassion, vulnerability, insight and creativity? What needs to happen in order for you to take the next step toward honoring your values and finding your purpose – emotionally, spiritually, physically?
Is coaching legitimate?
Coaching has been around for decades, but has recently experienced an uptick of interest amongst potential coaches and clients. Coaching is practiced from the Executive Boardroom and the Federal Government to the Community Organization and the individual. There are several organizations that hold coaches accountable to practicing core competencies and ethics through credentialing, such as the International Coaching Federation, to ensure clients are receiving the coaching they signed up for and the privacy they are entitled to. I’ve been coaching since 2009, and have seen legitimate results for countless people who have been willing to lean into the transformational process. So, if you ask me, yes coaching is legitimate!
What is the benefit of life coaching?
What is the benefit of going to the doctor when you’re sick? Or eating when you’re hungry? You are meeting a need you have and effectively participating in the healing and growing process. If there is something holding you back. If you feel stuck and have blocks that need to be removed in order to feel more aligned with your values, then life coaching will benefit you. I have personally encountered and witnessed many people experience the benefits of coaching. If you want to experience a stronger sense of self through healthier boundaries, or more self-compassion and worth in order to help realize your dreams and discover new creative, spiritual solutions then coaching can benefit you.
What are your rates?
60 minutes – $145
30 minutes – $80
50 minutes – $80
30 minutes – $40
Due to COVID-19 everything is currently being offered virtually. If you are interested in the Zoom links please email me.