First off, coaching is NOT therapy. Coaching allows us to work on non-clinical problems and goals whether they be personal or professional. This means there is no diagnosis and no clinical treatment plan in coaching. Coaching does not focus on your mental health but it can contribute towards your overall wellbeing. If you're not sure which service would be best for you after reading more below, reach out and schedule a free 20 minute consultation with me. Therapy services are only available to Massachusetts residents at this time.
If you are looking for clinical services or would like to work on your mental health concerns, please see my Therapy page.
Coaching gives us the ability to help you set goals, overcome personal hurdles, and empower you to become the best version of you.
Coaching can be beneficial for:
Coaching would be appropriate for coping with stress about a meeting at work or aiming for a promotion. It would not be appropriate for addressing Performance Anxiety or Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Coaching would be appropriate for improving your self-care routing by taking steps towards a healthier life-style. It would not be appropriate for addressing changes in energy or appetite due to Depression.
Yael Schonbrun and Brad Stulberg from The Washington Post outline the differences between the need for a coach or a therapist well:
" If you are alive, you are certain to face psychological struggles, including pain, anger, sadness, fear and overwhelm. But not all struggles are created equal, nor should they be treated as such. For instance, being sad about a job loss is qualitatively different from experiencing major depression after being laid off; worrying about your children’s safety should not be confused with an obsessive-compulsive disorder that manifests in being afraid to drive them; and butterflies in your stomach and trouble sleeping before returning to in-person work are not the same as a generalized anxiety disorder that consistently gets in the way of your going to work.
A key distinction separating what we’ll call emotional discomfort from mental illness is whether you are functioning below what you’d consider ordinary levels. Mental illness is reflected not only by periodic unhappiness, doubt or angst, but also by whether those experiences contribute to thinking and behavioral patterns that interfere significantly and chronically with your daily functioning."
Bundled coaching packages receive a discount!