Is coaching or therapy the right fit for you?
This is a great question. It really depends on where you’re at in life, what your goals are, and how much support you need.
Working with me, the intention of psychotherapy is to gain insight and to heal any issues that may be unresolved in your heart and your mind.
Your past experiences influence the way you see the world and interact in the present. Sometimes we have unfinished business within our hearts and minds that are actually negatively impacting our lives today.
Anxiety issues, procrastination, commitment phobias and addictions actually stem from underlying issues. You might be aware of what the underlying issues are- but often they are just out of your conscious reach.
In a therapy setting with me you will discover what truly motivates your current behavior and you will explore and process feelings/thoughts you’ve had or are currently having.
Feelings like resentment, fear, disappointment, heartbreak, anger and shame are part of the human experience- but you don’t have to hold onto them. You can gain a better understanding of yourself, increased compassion and learn to better integrate all of your feelings with psychotherapy. With this greater awareness you just might find yourself liberated from old patterns. In doing so also gain a greater sense of peace and well-being and likely even enjoy better relationships and increased productivity in your life. I recommend once weekly therapy sessions to begin, and after some time we may meet less frequently.
Depending on your needs, psychotherapy can be short-term (up to a few months) or long-term (ongoing).
Coaching tends to be more results driven, it’s far more directive than traditional therapy, and requires a HIGH level of engagement on your part in between sessions. Consider the coaching relationship much like the one between an athlete and a coach, or like working with a personal trainer. One session a week with your trainer is not going get you in peak shape. As the athlete you have to put in additional hours of practice and dedication on your own. A good coach would not continue to work with an athlete who wasn’t making time to practice and devoted to their sport. This is why I only take on a limited number of coaching clients that fit the criteria.
Coaching sessions are sold as a series, and the rate for coaching is higher than for psychotherapy services- as there is a direct correlation between your level of investment and your commitment to the process. Personal coaching is action-oriented and designed to help you break through your own obstacles or plateaus and achieve higher levels of success and effectiveness.