Founder & CEO of Our Village Wellness Center.
Degrees in Child Development and Special Education
Certified in Life Coaching, Mental Health, and (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Now taking appointments for women and adolescence
As your Life Coach
As a professional life coach, I will help you reach your goals or make changes in your life. I will help you to get out of your head and start acting in the areas of your life that you wish to change. As your life coach I will help guide you through the process by asking questions that help you evaluate and decide which steps to take in order to reach your goal or make an important change. Then they play the important roles of motivator, strategist, and accountability partner. My goal is to help you reach your goal in the most efficient, effective, and rewarding way possible. You’ll learn that I am more than just a counselor or consultant, I will step you through the achievement process from the beginning to the end, from the planning stage all the way through the execution stages.
I will help you identify goals, help you achieve your goals, guide you through changes and obstacles, help you to follow your dreams, teach you how to make the right decisions for yourself
What’s the Difference Between a Life Coach and a Therapist? It is understandable that you may be wondering what the difference is between a life coach and a therapist, but there are quite a few key distinctions that separate the two. Mainly, life coaches do not treat issues like depression, anxiety, or mental illnesses. It’s really important to realize that when you sign up for life coaching, you will not be getting a therapist.
Future vs Past A life coach will focus mostly on looking toward your future, rather than dealing primarily with your past.
While they may offer you suggestions, new ideas or action steps, they are not advice-givers. Instead, they listen to you and ask you the right questions to help you find your path, your truth, and your answers. Then they help you to align your life with who you are and what you want. If you come into a life coaching session without having resolved, or at least started to deal with a past issue, it is likely that the life coach will refer you to a therapist or request that you look into this issue more. Life coaches can help you deal with mental blocks, but many past issues are beyond their realm of expertise.
Solution Focused vs. Problem Focused Another key difference between life coaches and therapists is their focus. A therapist tends to be more focused on a certain problem you are dealing with and what got you there in the first place. This is why many people go to therapy: to solve a problem or work through an issue. A life coach on the other hand, is going to be more focused on solutions that get you from point A to point B. You should sign up for life coaching if you want to figure out how to get to where you want to be in life. Although your coach will help you deal with problems along the way, the focus of the coaching sessions will be on finding new ways of acting and thinking that will help you reach your goal. In fact, the effectiveness of solution-focused approaches to accomplishing goals has been proven to get you closer to those goals, faster.
What is CBT? CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It represents a combination of behavioral and cognitive therapies. CBT practitioners do not try to change a patient’s behaviors without looking at their underlying thoughts, as a behavioral therapist would do; and neither do they attempt to change a patient’s thought processes without encouraging them to take action, as is arguably the case with some cognitive therapies.