"You can't go back and
change the beginning, but
you can start where you are and
change the ending!"
The first thing I want you to know about me is that I believe relationship building starts with openness and curiosity. This is the starting point of any of my Life Coaching sessions no matter the age of the client. My Life Coaching style consists of direct communication and succinct feedback regarding your goals, progress, and barriers. My goal is to build meaningful relationships with all my clients.
In the past 15 years I have worked for Seneca Family of Agencies guiding adolescents and their families through trials and tribulations in Alameda County. As a Behavioral Specialist, I hold a master's degree in Social Work from Cal State East Bay with an emphasis on Mental Health. I'm currently accruing hours to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
In my personal life I have had barriers to overcome connected to weight gain, marriage (15yrs), health and raising three children (9,11, and 14). Three years ago, I was told by my doctor that my weight and smoking habits had severely influenced my health and I was in danger of multiple heart and blood complications. Faced with this heavy news, and other ignored physical pains, I took charge of my life and focused on strengthening my discipline. There was nothing easy about the process and there were so many fails before there was success, but there was success. In the past two years I have been able to lose 60+ pounds and keep the weight off. This has changed everything in my life regarding my marriage, my health and my ability to raise my children.
One of the focus points I use with my clients is the development of discipline. I believe that if you don’t discipline yourself, something or someone will discipline you. My doctor’s health warning was the "something" I needed to focus more on my discipline, which was the key to my success. As a Life Coach I share the energy I utilized to reach my goals to coach you into reaching yours.
LIFE COACHING Vs. THERAPHY
Therapy is aimed at deconstructing the past to build strength and healing to support someone’s future through psychotherapy. Life Coaching moves in the opposite direction and starts with the strengths that have helped someone survive 100% of their life. It is essential for the Life Coaching process for someone to be emotionally available to build a working relationship with the coach. Accountability and dependability are key components to successful Life Coaching experience. Life Coaching can improve someone’s decision making during life transitions, personal goal setting or developing and practicing coping skills. Life coaching services for adolescents and adults are not to be utilized as a sole alternative for therapy if someone is managing major mental health barriers that negatively affects their daily living. Life coaching can be utilized as an adjunct service to other services you may be receiving.
Silencing your inner critic
Establish work/life/school balance
Cognitive sports focus
Cognitive academic focus
Essential life skills
Developing coping skills
Meetings can be held in my office in Berkeley, in your home, a comfortable meeting area in your community, by telephone, or online via Skype.
You being comfortable is key to a successful Life Coaching meeting.
3220 Sacramento St.
Berkeley, Ca 94702
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$120.00 per meeting (50-60 min)