Coaching is about the present and future. Often, I assist people in leadership or managerial roles in improving their relationships in the workplace. I also assist people who are considering or going through a significant life transition. I coach people who want to make lifestyle changes such as losing weight, improving health as well as improving personal relationships. It’s about focus, consistency and untangling the psychological roadblocks that may be sabotaging your success. In both coaching and psychotherapy, self-awareness, insight and mindfulness are used. Finding what really motivates you and determining manageable steps will help you reach your personal goals.
Psychotherapy focuses on the past in order to heal and improve present day functioning. Coaching focuses on present and future goals. Make sense? Call me and we can decide.
As a psychologist I have been trained in a wide variety of techniques and will use my experience to fit my approach to your needs. I have used techniques from cognitive, behavioral, experiential, humanistic, analytic, and family systems theories. Be sure and let me know what has and has not been helpful to you in the past if you have already consulted a professional
A clinical psychologist has had specialized training in graduate school for approximately 8 or so years and earned a PhD as well as completed a one year internship in mental health settings. Currently a psychologist does not prescribe medications but can refer you to a physician if medications are necessary. A psychiatrist has been to medical school and earned the MD degree and then had 3 years in a mental health setting. A psychiatrist can prescribe medications. Other practitioners are social workers who have earned the master’s degree and may have had training in psychotherapy. In addition there are master’s level practitioners who practice as counselors, or as marriage and family therapists.
Be sure to use your best instincts to select someone that you feel you can trust. Talk to the person you see about whether or not you feel the two of you are clicking. Ask questions that are important to you and use that to help you select the right person for you.