How can Therapy Help me?

Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems.

Why do people go to therapy and how do I know if it is right for me?

What is Therapy like?

What about medication vs. psychotherapy?

Do you take insurance, and how does that work?

How can Life Coaching Help me?

A number of benefits are available from participating in Life Coach Therapy. Life Coaches can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that life Coach counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Life Coaches can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from Life Coach therapy include:

  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
  • Improving communications and listening skills
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence

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Do I really need Life Coach therapy? I can usually handle my problems.

Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Life Coach Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.

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Why do people prefer Life Coaches and how do I know if it is right for me?

People have many different motivations for coming to Coaching Therapy sometimes Life Coaching is all that is needed instead of more intensive therapy, it takes away the stigma for some who may feel like they are labeled a mental health case. However, a higher level of care may be needed and it's up to you to seek such services, or referrals. 

Some individuals may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well. Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and creative blocks. Therapy can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods. Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life. In short, people seeking psychotherapy are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives.

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What is  Life Coach Therapy like?

Because each person has different issues and goals for  Life Coach therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).

It is important to understand that you will get better results from Life Coach therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of coaching therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, your therapist may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process - such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking Life Coaching therapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.

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What about medication vs. psychotherapy? (This practice does not diagnosis mental illness, but can give referrals)

Dr Taylor, does not focus on medication or mental health diagnosis but can refer you to a higher level of care if needed and, or requested -emergency care and/or in a crisis situation since she is a mandated reporter.   Working with your medical doctor you can determine what's best for you, and in some cases a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action it would be best to work with a license psychologist who can assess and diagnosis and a Psychiatrist who can prescribe medication. So you have options when it comes to your health and well being and level of care.

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Do you take insurance, and how does that work?

Dr. Taylor, works on a cash basis for services. However, the first thing you should do is call your insurance and see if they cover life coaching services. Check your coverage carefully and make sure you understand their answers. Some helpful questions you can ask them:

  • What is the coverage amount per coaching therapy session?
  • How many coaching therapy sessions does my plan cover if any?
  • How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?

Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and Life Coach. Successful coaching therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the life coaching  office. Every coaching therapist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. This is called “Informed Consent”. Sometimes, however, you may want your coaching therapist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.

However, state law and professional ethics require coaching therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:

* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders requires therapists to report to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.

* If the coaching therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.

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