I am now offering coaching services by phone or internet (videoconferencing.) This life coaching activity is intended to help people enhance their lives and achieve their goals. I am particularly interested in working with people who find anxiety is impeding their progress in life. I am offering this service because I believe that if we extend what we know works well with specific disorders it is very likely to work for people with similar concerns. As I mentioned above we know that certain types of therapy work well for some specific problems. We know that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) works very well for anxiety disorders and is usually superior to medication in both the percentage of people helped and the amount of improvement.
It seems reasonable then to believe that coaching based on the principles of CBT will prove helpful for people who find anxiety impeding their progress in life. While CBT as a form of psychotherapy is a better option it is often difficult to find a therapist who is trained in this approach. While I cannot offer psychotherapy outside of the states where I hold a license as a psychologist (ME, NH, NY, DE, CA) and in Florida where I am a certified telehealth provider. I am now willing to offer what may be the next best thing. It needs to be clear that I am not offering health care or psychotherapy but I am offering coaching.
Coaching Habit Changes
Another type of coaching help I am offering is with habit change. I have written a book called The Habit Change Workbook with co-author Cherry Pedrick. The book is available from local bookstores or on line from sources like Amazon. Coaching is well suited to changing problem habits and I can help you tailor the ideas in the book to fit a specific problem you want to work on.
What is Coaching?
Coaching is the practice of instructing, teaching, tutoring or guiding a person to help them achieve their goals, enhance their lives or to do and feel better. In many ways this description would also fit what is often called personal growth psychotherapy. One important difference is that psychotherapy is usually seen as some sort of treatment for a disorder and may involve things like assigning a diagnosis, calling it a medical or health care activity and even expecting health insurance to pay for it. Much of the work done in the name of personal growth therapy stretches the definition of a disorder and could easily be seen as coaching.
Why Do I Offer Life Coaching?
I began offering coaching our of a desire to offer services to a broader range of clients, including those living outside of the area where I am licensed as a Psychologist. This way, I can offer services and experience by phone or internet to individuals in other parts of the world without the hassle of dealing with insurance companies, managed care and bureaucratic regulations.
Does Coaching Work?
If you want to change your life, then I think it makes sense to look for help from someone who has a claim to expertise in how people can change their lives. If you ask, “Does coaching work?” my answer is, “Probably,” if you choose the right coach, develop a sensible plan, and work hard!
How Do We Begin?
If you are interested in getting some coaching from me, please read the Disclaimer and the Coaching Contract. If you agree to the conditions, please print them out and send them to me. Then contact me to set up an appointment.