Coaching Frequently Asked Questions
While your history and past are important and part of our work together, it is not the focus. Therapists are trained to delve into your past history and diagnose and address mental health concerns and conditions. Therapists are more talk-based versus action-based. Coaches, on the other hand, focus on addressing your current goals and help you remove the roadblocks that prevent you from moving forward. Coaches emphasize the here-and-now to discover the best steps to help you proceed. I won't tell you what to do or give you the answers, but I will empower you to find the solutions yourself.
Coaching is appropriate for anyone who feels stuck in their life and is seeking additional guidance. It is for those who are medically stable but feel lost in their recovery. A coach can help you view your life from a new perspective and allow you to discover the thoughts, behaviors and actions that are holding you back. We then can create a blueprint to put the pieces of recovery together in a way that improves your physical and emotional wellbeing.
Unlike with therapy, it could be just once. My coaching format is geared to give you productive tools and insights to take home from a single session. Many clients want to continue our work together and may book subsequent, continuing sessions. However, given my limited availability, I tend to offer select single appointments to clients versus booking ongoing, more frequent meetings. Ultimately, it is your decision to determine the frequency and length of time that will best fit your needs.
No. However, most individuals who additionally see a treatment team or a therapist find coaching to be more beneficial. Coaching provides synergies with other forms of treatment and together they can accelerate positive outcomes. That said, please recognize that coaching is not intended to diagnose, prevent or cure any disease or condition. It is not a substitute for the advice, treatment and/ or diagnosis by a licensed medical professional and is not intended for people who are medically unstable or actively using eating disorder behaviors that puts them at risk.
I personally felt the same way for over a decade. It seemed I had exhausted every possible option only to remain back at square one. The most important thing is to keep trying. You never know when you will connect with the right person at the right time that will make all the difference. I am passionate about mentoring individuals in this situation, as I know the feelings of despair and the gifts of freedom firsthand. Many people instantly find comfort and relief knowing that I have been in similar shoes while providing tangible proof that healing is possible.
I will work with individuals under the age of 18 with parental consent. If you are a minor, I will require that your parent(s) sign the agreement as guardians.
Yes. I am deeply passionate about helping families support their loved ones, as well as offering tools to help them cope. I know firsthand how devastating my eating disorder was for my own family and I learned many insights, both from my personal perspective and that of my parents.
Yes! The wonderful thing about coaching by phone is that it is accessible to anyone no matter where you are located.