Emotional Support Coaching.
Holistic, body-centered guidance.
Your emotional health and wellness is my first priority. And I believe that you have everything you need to create change, resource yourself internally and externally, and live the fulfilling life you desire.
In our work together you will find an emotionally supportive space to talk through challenging patterns in your life, build awareness of what is and is not working, and develop new mental and behavioral strategies that honor all of you.
It is your wholeness that we cultivate together, and your wholeness that we celebrate and honor every step of the way.
You can settle into balance.
For many individuals who seek to work with an emotionally sensitive helping professional, short-term emotional support coaching can be a helpful strategy for accessing health, balance, and wellness. I offer a practical space for growth, where we bring a sensitive focus to creating mental and behavioral strategies for change. This can be beneficial and grounding during many phases of the growth and healing process.
Emotional Support Coaching may be a good fit if you are looking for any of the following:
1) Something different than therapy. You feel most comfortable growing in a professional environment that is non-clinical, non-medical, and does not involve diagnosis and assessment
2) A compliment to therapy. You are already doing deeper work with a licensed therapist or counselor, and would like additional support to integrate progress and insights into your day-to-day life
3) Something that feels practical. You want to be in an emotionally sensitive space where you can feel heard, and you'd also like to work on specific goals for your self-care, emotional health, and general wellness
4) Support that's within your budget. You're prepared to self-pay for an emotionally supportive service, but have a limited budget and want something relatively low-cost
Common themes we may explore.
In private sessions, I offer a soft and nurturing presence that feels unique. It differs from therapy or counseling because although all emotion is welcome, deeper emotional processing is not the focus. It also differs from traditional life coaching, because we will be setting goals in a softer way that feels less results-driven. Emotional support coaching falls somewhere in between. The hope is that this will be helpful during moments of your life when this form of support is the most available and accessible for you.
Emotional support coaching can be an especially great option if this is your first experience with the growth and change process. This will allow you to feel supported as you take positive steps forward at a comfortable pace, preparing you for a deeper emotional experience when that is something you are ready for.
Common themes I work with clients on include:
Limiting beliefs and negative self-talk
Creativity and self-expression
Body-based mindfulness strategies
Motivations for change
Spirituality and existential issues
Challenging thoughts and feelings you're having
Clarifying desired results, and impact they would have for you
Considering long-term needs for healing and growth, and therapeutic modalities that may serve you
Healthy communication strategies
Exploring your strengths, skills, and abilities as a person
Clarifying general desires and goals in life
Practical steps towards emotional health and wellness
Philosophies that inform our work.
Below are a few of the main philosophies & schools of thought that inform my current work with clients. I have linked some websites that give you more of a window into some of them if you are interested in exploring for your own curiosity:
* Motivational Interviewing
* Expressive Arts practices
* Energy Leadership (iPEC)
* Gestalt philosophy & presence-based wisdom
* Positive psychology
* The Artist's Way
* Somatic practices
And here is a list of my past formal education, which also informs my practice as a professional.
Educational background & experience:
Doctorate/Masters in Physical Therapy (Wheeling Jesuit University, 2009)
Certified Life & Leadership Coach (iPEC, 2013)
500+ hour of direct coaching experience (2013-present)
How we can work together.
If emotional support coaching sounds like it can support you right now, I have varying availability throughout the week to schedule sessions as needed and desired. Read the following details regarding how we may work together.
Each session is 45 minutes in length, and is either online via video chat or phone call
Fees for service:
Sliding scale of $60-90, made prior to each scheduled appointment
* Sessions may be paid for singly, or if available in groups of sessions
Please contact me to schedule a free 15-minute consultation during a time we are both available.