Holistic Counseling/Coaching and Therapy
What’s the difference?
My initial vision for my life was to become a therapist in private practice. For a decade I worked for human service agencies growing my skills in the field. Then I got my Master’s in Holistic Counseling and completed my internship in a psychiatric facility. I was following a blueprint that never quite fit. Then I discovered I could break the rules and design the life of my dreams and this is where my coaching business was born. Much of what I offer comes from a therapeutic model and might feel similar to therapy, yet there are some differences.
+ The success of coaching truly depends on your motivation and participation - the degree to which you grow depends on the degree to which you invest in the process.
+ Coaching views a client as already whole whereas therapy looks to resolve past pain.
+ Typical talk therapy can lack forward momentum, whereas that’s where I specialize.
+ I am not here to diagnose, label or look for what’s wrong with you. I believe that the greatest source of dis-ease in a person’s life is because they are disconnected from their sense of wholeness.
+ Unlike therapy, you have regular access to me if you need support (this is HUGE).
As a therapist would, I honor your confidentiality completely to create the safety needed for growth. I will help you to identify your strengths and resources and build from there. Together we will work towards creating a mindset that recognizes and celebrates you. You will feel resourced to take the aligned actions needed to step into your full power and potential.
We will gain clarity on your highest vision for yourself. It’s okay if you don’t know what that is right now. Often this unfolds as we begin our work together. I will guide you using a variety of tools including visualization, mindfulness, art, writing, breathwork and play (see more tools and techniques below). I am a firm believer that if you want to improve the quality of your relationships, you’ve got to start with yourself. Whatever is happening outside of you in life is a reflection of your inner relationship. With my guidance and support, you will begin to cultivate the most loving relationship with yourself you have ever known. Inner shifts create the outer shifts you desire. You will experience greater fulfillment in all areas of your life once you fall in love with you.
MY PROMISE TO YOU
To gain clarity on your vision I will guide you using a variety of tools however the process will be unique and vary with each client.
The brain does not know the difference between what is visualized and what is a real experience. How cool is this? Together we’ll harness your imagination for healing and growth. Visualization imprints an image on your brain with an associated feeling state. You become what you think and feel. It’s time to maximize this power.
My goal as a coach is to help you tap back into your essence - who you are at a soul level - under the roles you play, under your successes/failures. At the root of our work will be seeking an answer to the question: