Coaching, Educating, Mentoring, Teaching

Hiring a coach that is also a Licensed Psychotherapist is smart.

Licensed Counselors from a credentialed University have a minimum of a Master’s Degree, incredibly high standards, and many years of theoretical, philisophical and psychological knowledge to back up their coaching practice.

Entering into a change relationship with a life coach (read: mentor, educator, teacher) is smart because you already know what you want, you no longer feel a need to go down “memory lane” with family demons of the past, and you have specific goals you want to accomplish.

Our Approach

A Counselor is a Life Coach with in-depth training. But a Life Coach can never be Counselor. Not without a higher education, proper training and proper licensure. It’s just that simple.

Our coaching clients will learn core principles of the change process, including:

  • How thoughts, emotions, and actions are connected
  • Why subconscious thoughts drive behavior
  • The role intuition and mindfulness play in change
  • The unique connection between mind, body and spirit
  • How homework and journal exercises between sessions make change happen more swiftly
  • How meditation, self-talk, role-playing, role rehearsal can aide the change process
  • How to recognize destructive thoughts that keep you stuck
  • How to set realistic goals and take action on them
  • Develop a support group meant to hold you accountable during your change process
  • How to push yourself out of your comfort zone at work, at home, and in social settings

All suffering and discomfort is self-generated. Individuals are responsible for their own actions and have the ability to control their own thoughts, feelings, and actions, thereby creating less discomfort and suffering. – Epictetus

Coaching and counseling can look very similar.  The main difference is that some clients have a diagnosable disorder such as Major Depressive Disorder or Generalized Anxiety Disorder or addictions that need to be delved into a bit more deeply. However, the result is often very similar:  Behavioral changes are made.

Is Coaching Right for Me?

If you can answer “Yes” to the below questions, you might be a good candidate for coaching:

  • My life runs fine most of the time, but I could use a mentor to help push me out of my comfort zone now and again.
  • I’d like to re-examine my thoughts, feelings and actions to see if they need to be changed.
  • I need to set new goals in my personal or professional life, and I need to run some ideas by someone experienced in problem-solving and goal-setting.
  • I like my life, but sometimes it could use a little “tweeking” and I’m not sure how to do that on my own.
  • It would be nice to have someone to keep me accountable.
  • I’d really like to become a better version of who I am now.

Many seek out a coach with help on issues such as these:

  • Parenting concerns and effectiveness strategies
  • Marital and relationship enhancement
  • Workplace and career dissatisfaction
  • Personal and professional growth
  • Depression and Bipolar Disorder Symptom Management
  • Anxiety, Phobias, and Fear Symptom Management
  • Marriage and Relationship Issues
  • Chronic Health Afflictions
  • Personal and Professional Growth
  • Grief and Loss Issues Symptom Management
  • Stress Management
  • Disorganization, General Unhappiness and Feelings of Low Self-Worth

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Call I Choose Change / Allen Counseling Center to schedule your free consultation now:  214-547-1318