FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What style of Life Coaching do you do?
I use conscious coaching, a wellness-oriented model, in which I ask positive questions to help promote change in the beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors of my clients. It is based on the principles of peer counseling, a framework most commonly known within Alcoholics Anonymous. An example is, just as a sober alcoholic who has successfully walked the path to sobriety then becomes a trusted mentor/sponsor to another alcoholic who wants to become sober as well. I mentor others in areas of their life that I've experienced myself, this is why my specializations are directly based on my own life experience rather than years of left-brain learning.
2. Why wouldn't clients just use their health insurance to see a counselor or therapist?
While most health insurance covers psychological services, the intention of such services require a "diagnosis" to be made by a licensed counselor, psychologist or psychiatrist if they are to provide reimbursement for a patients visit. But it is not always in a person's best interest to have a psychological diagnosis on their records. In fact, emotionally healthy, successful, and spiritually-oriented people are better served with a wellness-oriented coach because clinical practitioners are specifically trained to merely relieve symptoms of neurosis and psychosis.
3. What kinds of people are attracted to Life Coaching?
People who have already done "work" on themselves; people who have never done work on themselves and just want to stop procrastinating or get more motivated; people who have "tried everything" and can't seem to stop unwanted behavior patterns; people who want to feel at home within themselves; people who want to attain a higher quality of life; and people with an interest in expanding their consciousness.
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