Therapy, also called counseling or psychotherapy, offers a safe, objective and confidential environment to help you understand yourself and others better. It is a process in which a client works to diagnose and resolve problematic beliefs, behaviors, relationship issues, feelings and sometimes physical responses. The idea behind therapy is to focus on past traumas and issues to change self-destructive habits, repair and improve relationships and work through painful feelings. In this sense, therapy focuses on the past and on introspection and analysis, with the hope of resolving past issues and creating a happier, more stable future.
Objective: Helping you address and resolve problems that are emotionally challenging or are impairing your ability to function well. This can include healing from anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, domestic violence, issues with family of origin, relationships, or addictions.
*Only available in California
Coaching aims to support you in finding strategies and tools to move you closer toward your goals. Coaching is action-focused; Clients are in charge of their destinations and are supported in finding solutions from within themselves. The intention of these sessions is to help you discover what you want to do in your life, career and in regards to your personal well being.
Objective: Helping people achieve their goals. The basic presumption of coaching is that clients are in a good and willing place mentally and emotionally, and ready to receive guidance and instruction on how to make changes that will help them achieve their goals. The work focuses on creating and maintaining motivation, exploring obstacles, and creating plans for change.
Consulting is available to individuals and organizations who are interested in implementing mental health practices into their business structures. This includes the development and implementation of key strategies and training for creating and sustaining a high performing organization.
Objective: Create and implement staff development programs that support the organization’s succession. This includes executive support in order to foster a highly effective management and leadership structure, while aligning employee satisfaction and productivity.
What is the main difference between Counseling and Coaching?
Coaching focuses on setting and achieving goals, with a strong emphasis on behavioral intervention. Counseling focuses on improving coping and addressing mental and emotional challenges.
How do I know which would be the best fit for me?
Coaching will be a great fit for you if you are not experiencing psychiatric distress, but want to improve or enhance areas of your life with goals and strategies. Counseling will be a great fit for you if you are experiencing psychiatric distress and are having day-to-day challenges.
How long will I have to commit to Coaching/ Counseling?
The length of services will depend on you and your desired outcome! We utilize a lot of principles from short-term therapy and want you to see results soon, but some areas of work can develop better with time. Services can range from 1 month- 1 year.
How long are session? How often are they held?
All services are offered in 50-minute sessions. For best outcomes, it is recommended to meet for a session at least once a week, but this will vary based on your desired outcome.
Where are session held?
All online. You basically find a private place where you feel comfortable, turn on your laptop/phone, and you're there. You no longer need to stress about traffic, being in a stuffy office, or any of that stuff. Grab a cup of tea, relax in your favorite room, and let's talk.
What are your hours? Do you offer nights and weekends?
We are on your time. We utilize a model of services promotes very flexible scheduling, which includes availability on nights and weekends.
What theories are utilized in your services?
We have many tools in our toolbox, but our therapy foundations are supported by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT has been found effective in treating depression, anxiety disorders, the effects of trauma, substance abuse and addiction, complications related to medical conditions, and many other conditions.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT incorporates acceptance strategies, mindfulness techniques, and a wide range of behavioral approaches already known to be effective from CBT. ACT emphasizes being open, centered, mindful and actively pursuing values.
Solution-Focused (brief) Therapy (SFBT)
SFBT is a goal-directed collaborative approach to psychotherapeutic change that is conducted through direct observation of clients' responses to a series of precisely constructed questions. SFBT focuses on addressing what clients want to achieve without exploring the history and prevalence of problem.
Do you prescribe medication?
We do not prescribe medication. However, we can discuss if that may be a beneficial option to consider throughout our work together.
Do you provide couples counseling or family therapy?
Yes! However, the presenting concerns have to be appropriate for telehealth (online services). We can explore and discuss this further on our consultation call.
Do you offer online group therapy?
Not yet, but will be soon!
If you tried therapy or coaching in the past and were disappointed with the results, I encourage you to reconsider seeking support in your life. Let us help you, whether it's with us or with our network of colleagues we can refer you to.