What is the difference between counseling and life coaching?

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.

How long do I need to work with a 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 discovery call will help you identify which program would best suit your needs. Click here to schedule your time. 

How do I know if coaching is for me?

Are you tired of feeling stuck and overwhelmed? As if there's never enough time in the day?

Perhaps you've been working tirelessly to serve the people you love, but have forgotten how to care for yourself.

Do you often wonder what the point is, and feel as though you're not really serving a purpose?

Are you running on empty, or do you feel completely off balance most of the time?

Maybe you've been considering a major life change, and are having a hard time making the decision.

Are you interested in learning more about yourself and uncovering limiting beliefs that might be holding you back?

If you've answered yes...or even any of these questions, then you really should consider giving life coaching a shot. I know I'm a little biased, but I'm pretty convinced everyone could benefit from this process. The methods you learn to navigate your emotional landscape are invaluable and will help you in every single area of your life. 

Do you take insurance?

Sadly, at this time, no health insurance will cover the cost of life coaching. However, if you have a flexible spending or health savings account, you can talk with your human resources advisors about possible compensation. I do require payment up front prior to completion of coaching programs, but I work with you to determine payment plan.