Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Coaching

Why coaching? Aren't you really doing therapy?

The accusation here is (without a license). 


Not my thing. 

I'm not a therapist, and for many people, I do recommend having one. 

Psychotherapy, also called talk therapy or usually just "therapy," is a form of treatment aimed at relieving emotional distress and mental health problems.

What I do is different. I'm not qualified to diagnose or treat your mental health. I wouldn't. What I do is talk with you about what you want to accomplish and help you do it. Step by step. 

You and I will generally look only at where you are and what you do while being coached. And, more importantly , what is working for you and what is not. We aim you towards more of what is working for you and away from what is not, replacing those actions with other options. 

Could we talk on the phone? 

Sure, phone works.

I use the service I do because for coaching, it allows not only a face-to-face connection, but also a recording and notes for after that get shared with you, for your future use.

Also, many of my clients are also in therapy, and I suggest that they show their therapist any of our talk that they wish, to have two people pulling them in the right direction, or to vet me, or whathaveya.

We can do voice only or Apple FaceTime so we can still video.


Wait. Do people REALLY share their conversations with you with their therapist? 

Yes, some do. 

It can be super helpful to have a therapist who is looking at your past and why you do the things you do, and someone who is giving you your next step, and have them semi-in sync. 

And as I've noted above, some people take their first/intake session with me to their therapist to get feedback on the value of adding me into the team. 

I'm OK with whatever, because my priority is you getting what you need, whatever choices you make.