Is coaching for me?

Clients that work with me let me know they feel understood, and empowered. My coaching services may be a good fit for you if you feel like you would benefit from guidance and leadership to work through a difficult time, leave an unhealthy relationship, or improve your functioning in any area of your life. If you are ready to get what you want in your relationships, life, and work, coaching may be just the tool you need to get there. Be aware that coaching is not psychotherapy, and if you are unsure which is the better fit, I am happy to discuss that with you. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to assess if coaching is right for you.

Coaching vs. psychotherapy

Coaching is a great tool for navigating a difficult life transition (for example, a break-up, new job, or a move to a new city), wanting to improve your relationships, or navigate career challenges. Are your relationships failing over and over and you can’t figure out why? Do you feel unable to get your needs met at work? Are you afraid to take the next big leap towards your goals? Are you doing pretty well professionally, but just not quite where you know you have the potential to be? Do you feel completely worn out and unfulfilled? If you answered yes to any of the above, it is likely you could benefit from coaching. Coaching is a great tool for people who are “stuck” currently and could use the help of a professional to figure out their next steps.

As a clinical psychologist, I am aware of when a client is a better fit for psychotherapy. Typically, an individual in need of psychotherapy with a clinical psychologist experiences inability to function in their every day lives. If you are experiencing risk concerns, such as frequent thoughts of harming yourself or taking your life, current binge or restrictive eating behaviors, or unmanaged manic episodes, psychotherapy is the appropriate choice. It is noted that when I screen my clients to see if we are a good fit, I will refer them to psychotherapy if I feel that is the better option to meet their needs. Also, check out the mental health resources I have listed at the bottom of the page if you feel you are in need of immediate support.

What to Expect

To begin a coaching relationship, I will first have a 15 minute phone conversation with my clients to assess their needs and ensure we are a good fit. I want to make sure that coaching and the services I offer are what you need to get you closer to your goals. This 15 minute phone call is also a great time for me to answer any questions you may have, so come prepared!

If we do decide to work together, there are a few different packages that I offer. I typically meet with my clients via secure HIPPA compliant video call 1x per week for an hour to start, and then going to every other week as our work together progresses. If additional support is needed, I offer packages that include text check-ins as needed. In the case you are based out of San Diego, we can discuss in-person meetings. All pricing and packages will be discussed during the initial consultation.

I am excited to share I offer group retreats in San Diego for a more intensive growth experience. Retreats are typically 3 days, and involve intensive group work. Let me now if you are interested in group work and we can discuss upcoming retreats. Group work is a great way to have major break throughs in a short period of time.