What is the difference between coaching and counseling?
Counseling, or psychotherapy, is a long-term process in which a client works with a healthcare professional to diagnose and resolve problematic behaviors and beliefs. The focus of therapy is often to fully examine past traumas and issues in order to change and heal self-destructive habits. Counselors are trained to clinically diagnose and treat illnesses and pathologies.
Life coaching, on the other hand, tends to focus more on present and future, in order clarify goals and identify obstacles and problematic behaviors in order to empower radical responsibility in their clients' lives. Coaching tends to be more action-based, and the Untangled method uses something called metacognition (or cognitive behavior therapy) in order to closely examine the thoughts or belief systems that you have that are creating the feelings that keep you stuck, overwhelmed, and tangled up.
In a counseling relationship, the therapist is the expert; whereas a coach comes alongside to make you the expert in your own life.
To quote Marie Forleo, "I'm not a sage on the stage, but a guide by your side."
How long do I need to work with a life coach?
While I have several different packages available, most people find coaching more beneficial when they commit to at least six months. This allows you to really learn the methods I teach to help you manage your thought life, and gives you the support you need as you begin to incorporate the principles in your life. Generally, you begin to gain momentum towards the goals you've set for yourself within 6-8 weeks.
A 30 minute clarity call will help you identify which program would best suit your needs. Click here to schedule your time.
WHAT KINDS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
Payment will always be collected prior to your sessions, as I've found that clients have a different level of commitment when they've already made the investment.
I currently accept check, credit card, paypay, and venmo. I will work with you to get you on a payment schedule that suits your needs.