Frequently Asked Questions
Taking the first step to invest in your mental health and overall well-being is tremendous! With this powerful action on your behalf, a rush of questions may fill your mind. Let me help to shed some light here.
What is a Holistic Wellness Life Coach?
A Holistic Wellness Life Coach is someone who teaches and encourages others to exercise a balanced lifestyle that maintains the quality of the mind, body, and soul. The main focus is to assist you in identifying any existing imbalances present in your life using the MEPS mapping model. Your coach will help you analyze your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual (MEPS), to pinpoint what may be causing you discomfort. In doing so, core issues can be resolved. When traumas and blocks remain unresolved, this leads to a poor mindset. What you think, you do, what you do, you become. Your coach is trained to utilize an integrative approach to both diet and lifestyle changes to improve your overall health. Your nutritional patterns, relationships, thought processes, spirituality and mental health will be looked at very closely to identify any areas that can be strengthened. This will provide you with the long-term satisfaction in the life that you are seeking.
What Is the Difference Between a Life Coach and a Therapist?
What sets Mental Health Therapists and Life Coaches apart is that therapists conduct their sessions on the basis of exploring past issues and fostering introspection to bring awareness from the subconscious to the conscious mind. Therapists analyze why behavioral patterns occur which can be a long process and can take many sessions to reach treatment goals. Life coaches on the other hand work using a solution-focused approach that seeks to directly address the problem clients come in with. The work in a life coaches’ session is more action based and results oriented in efforts to help you to clarify and reach personal goals. In sessions with a Holistic Wellness Coach, more than one area of your life will be viewed and worked on in order provide you with a sense of long-term fulfillment. I am well-versed as both a Mental Health Therapist and as a Holistic Wellness Life Coach and will utilize skillsets and modalities from both realms to customize your journey.
What Kind of Clients Do You Work With?
I work with an array of clients who come in with a range of issues. I have worked with clients who may be experiencing difficult life situations consisting of losing a loved one, losing or acquiring a new job, or loss of abilities due to a newly acquired disability. I also work with adults who may be adjusting to new parenthood or re-designing their lives once their children have become independent. Being that I have served in the United States Air Force, I extend my services to veterans separating from active duty and that are transitioning to civilian life. Other clients I have helped have had difficulties surrounding career changes, divorce, or are in the process of seeking to get to know themselves in attempt to define meaning and purpose in their lives. From a career aspect, I also provide career services to those who may be seeking to boost their career or make a change into another more fulfilling role. In addition, I help professionals with revamping or creating a new resume, cover letter and/or LinkedIn profile to reflect any career changes.
I Am Not in the USA. Can I Still Book with You?
Offering help is not limited to location. Therefore, your life coach is open to international clients. All services are a combination of virtual and over the phone which makes your healing journey easily accessible and flexible for you.
What Are the Benefits of Life Coaching?
Personal development is a difficult endeavor. Trusting your life coach to help can have long term, life changing affects that will pave the way for attaining the goals you have been striving for. You will know how to bridge the gap between where you are now in life and where you want to be. You will be able to overcome obstacles surrounding fear, low confidence, insecurities and competing values and beliefs that hinder you from living an authentic and purposeful life. You will experience clarity about what you want, why you want it and how you can get it by applying effective strategies learned in your individualized sessions. With the help of your coach, you will obtain a sense of meaning, purpose and a renewed feeling of focus and determination.
What Happens in Life Coaching Sessions?
During your 30-minute complimentary consult you will complete an intake assessment, A goal will be set by you, and the appropriate coaching service will be selected and agreed upon. Afterwards, you will schedule your first session with your coach. During the first session any imbalances or areas of concern will be discussed with you in which you both will work together in identifying what you would like to work on and what you would like to achieve. Sessions thereafter will be packed with action as the collaborative effort between you and your coach will work towards your personal goals. Different exercises such as visualization, guided meditation, or homework may be given.
Where Does the Coaching Take Place?
At this time, I offer several modes of sessions by video chat, texting and phone. Traveling to your home or meeting you at the nearest cafe, coffee shop or wherever you feel most at ease is also an option available to you. There is limited availability to meet at my personal office. Clients interested in meeting me at my private office for a limited spot will be allowed on a first come first served basis.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
Although your selected coaching package has a set number of sessions, depending on all of your hard work, you may or may not need more sessions. You are free to terminate at any time if you feel you have made the progress you feel you are satisfied with.
What Will I Have to Do?
I ask that you to put forth your full effort into this endeavor in order to achieve the changes in your life that will boost your mood, clear your mind and provide the clarity and peace that you deserve. There may be occasional homework given to you that will promote achievement of the goals you set at the beginning of your initial session. Please, keep an open mind, remain patient and trust the process.
How Will I Know It Is Working?
You will have gained an in-depth understanding in how to approach your goals. Not only will you feel the changes taking place within, but you will also see those same changes manifest into your physical life and in your environment. A renewed sense of motivation will overcome you, and you will feel replenished and reinvigorated to tackle life.*
How Much Will It Cost?
Seeking life coaching services is a wise investment in yourself that will offer you clarity, balance and peace of mind in an unstable, chaotic world. Your life coach understands how important this step is for you in seeking assistance with the achievement of personal goals. With this in mind, I offer flexible payment plans for all coaching packages (single coaching sessions and career packages are excluded from payment plan option). Life coaching can possibly be written off on your taxes at the end of the tax year.
How Does Your Career Development Services Work?
From resume development to LinkedIn profile optimization to having a thank you or resignation letter written with a professional flare, it is all available to help boost your career development efforts. All career documents have a specific package option that may or may not include a 30-minute phone consultation, (please read the description of each package for details). There is a 5-7 day turnaround for all documents and includes a 5 business days revision period with unlimited revisions. The first document sent to you will be considered a DRAFT unless you decide there are no changes you want to make. A working draft means that your writer may request some last minute details from you via email if your order did not include a phone consultation. This is to facilitate the revision process given the primary mode of communication. Any phone consultations must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Once documents have been completed there will not be any refunds issued but do take advantage of the unlimited revision period to have your resume tailored just right.
I Need to Reschedule My Healing Session!
If you have booked a healing session with me and need to reschedule, you must contact me 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment via email or by phone to cancel without penalty. If it is less than 48 hours, a refund will not be issued, however, you are free to re-schedule your missed appointment. If there is a second violation of this policy, you will be subjected to a $25 late fee that must be paid in order to re-schedule another appointment. Policy also applies to any phone consultations as well.
Payments & Cancellation
For all mental health session, if payment is not received within 24 hours your appointment will be cancelled. You will be free to reschedule. For Career services there will be no refunds issued once your project has been started.
* Desired outcomes from treatment/coaching is not guaranteed and is dependent upon the client's will and capability.