Each week as we work through the program and discuss things that come up in your life, we will work together to find the best possible solutions that fit your life and feel authentic to who you truly are.
It is my job to make sure that you are always encouraged, supported, and validated in your feelings. I will provide a safe place for you to share what’s on your mind, and always be fully present during our time together.
I will always be completely honest with you in all aspects of our coaching time together.
All of our conversations and communications are kept strictly confidential.
I can also provide weekly check in emails or texts, to help you stay on track with your goals, and follow up on the most recent sessions. This is never meant to be intrusive or “bug” you, but rather it’s a way for us to always stay in communication with each other.
You can feel free to email me in between our time together, with thoughts and ideas that you would like to cover in an upcoming session.
Always remember, Coaching is all about YOU. I am here to be your advocate and encourager, but I cannot do the work for you. It’s up to you to make sure you are getting the most out of each session, and I in turn will always be here to give you perspective, insight, and accountability.
Phone sessions are held through my conference call line, and video chat sessions are held using a Zoom chat room.
While each person is different, clients typically start to see results within the first month and it only gets better and more amazing from there!
Trauma Recovery Coaching, or Survivor Coaching as I like to call it, is about helping you where you are right now in life, so you can move towards the life of your dreams and the goals that you’ve always wanted to strive for but perhaps have never thought were possible.
I can help you make sense of those feelings and emotions, things that trigger you, and figure out what is holding you back, based on your experiences from the past. We’ll work together to help you overcome the past…because you are worth it and I believe in you!
As an anxiety coach, I’m here to help you understand just what exactly anxiety is trying to do in your life. We’ll uncover the lies and tricks that it uses to keep you stuck, to keep you down, isolated, depressed, and living in fear. We’ll see what’s happening in your daily, and examine events from the past to get the real story of what’s going on and why you feel the way that you do.
We’ll work together to uncover the strength already inside you and equip you with the knowledge and skills that you can use every day to take your life back and free yourself from the grip of anxiety.
There is hope, and it’s not as difficult as you might think. 🙂
This is a great starting point to see what coaching is all about, and help you decide if you’d like to pursue 1 on 1 coaching.
Group coaching programs are available on a month to month, drop in/drop out, basis. That means you can sign up for 1 month at a time, or prepay for 3 months at a time. You can come and go as often as you wish based on your schedule of availability when I run the groups.
- Perhaps you’ve just come out of a long term relationship and you are looking for some perspective?
- Your job is offering you a promotion but it requires relocating to a totally different city or town, and now you aren’t sure what to do.
- Maybe you’ve been out of the work force for a long time after raising a family and you aren’t sure how to go about jumping back in and starting a new career.
- You want to go back to school but you have no idea what you want to do, what your strengths are, or simply where to start.
- The possibilities are endless, because if there’s one thing in life that is certain…it’s unpredictable! I can help you make sense of it all and formulate a plan that helps you reach for your dreams!
While that is not something anyone would wish for, I am proud to say that my past no longer defines my future. I was a victim, and over time I moved into Survivor and Thriver.
I know first hand the unique struggles that adult survivors face in every day life, and I can help you understand what it all means, where it comes from, and how you can move forward towards a life that is as fulfilling and amazing as you’ve always dreamed.
Survivors often do not process daily life situations in the same way that those who are not survivors, do. Even the seemingly most daily, simple tasks can present a huge challenge, so having an advocate on your side can be a life changing experience.
As a survivor myself, I understand what you are going through.
- I know what it means to wake up each day and dread what’s coming.
- To be afraid to leave the house for fear everyone is looking at you and judging you.
- To have intense Anxiety about not only major life changes, but also every day decisions about work, family, and relationships.
- To wonder if you’ll ever feel better, and if there is hope.
I take all of this into account during our time together, and I am mindful of the process of recovery from trauma.
The fundamentals of life coaching are what distinguish it from therapy. Life coaches do not diagnose, while therapists determine illnesses and pathologies so they can be clinically treated. Therapists analyze their client’s past as a tool for understanding present behaviors, whereas life coaches simply identify and describe current problematic behaviors so the client can work to modify them. In other words, therapists focus on “why” and coaches work on “how.”
Therapists help clients explore and understand their subconscious and unconscious mind. Their goal in this exploration is deep understanding. Life coaches focus on results and actions. Their goals can be measured with key performance indicators and specific behavioral outcomes and goals.
Therapy and life coaching do share certain traits and aims, however. Both therapists and life coaches work to enable clients to make positive changes in their lives and become more productive. While therapists do diagnose and treat from a healthcare perspective, not all therapy clients are ill; many healthy people seek the services of both therapists and life coaches. Therapists may at times work with specific results in mind, such as the cessation of a particular problematic behavior.
In addition, because I personally am trauma informed, I do have the ability and understanding to help you work through many feelings, emotions, and thought patterns that stem from being a trauma survivor.
As a coach, I do not diagnose or treat any Mental or Physical condition or challenge, however I can help you explore why the feelings of the past keep coming up, how they are affecting you today, and help you work out a plan to move forward from the negative, self-defeating mindsets that come from trauma.
If you have a specific area that is not listed above, please feel free to contact me and we can discuss the possibilities and see if working with me is right for You.
Coaching can be stopped at anytime provided you give 30 days notice. Any payments up until that point are non-refundable. Any payments going forward would then cease.
Payment is made either on a monthly basis, or in full up front, depending on the plan you sign up with. Payments can be made using most major credit cards, via Paypal.
For local clients, cash or certified check is also available.
If you prepaid for a 3 or 6 month session, those payments are non refundable.
Always remember, Coaching is an investment in You, and there’s no better person to bank on than yourself. You are worth it!
It’s my goal to always provide a safe, encouraging, positive, and validating atmosphere so you are as comfortable as possible.
Coaching is about looking at yourself objectively, where you are right now and working towards where you want to be. The programs and exercises we do throughout your coaching experience are designed to be informative, interesting, soul searching, and yes even fun too!
Coaching is also a very personal experience, and can bring up very deep emotions. I will be here with you every step of the way so that you always know that you are safe and validated. We will work through whatever comes up, and help you make sense of it all so that you leave each session knowing that are fully supported.
I’ve spent a good portion of my adult life working in the computer industry, for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and also for a nationally known technology company. In that role I worked in operations, supervisory roles, tech support, and Engineering.
I decided that a career change was in order, or as I like to call it, a Life Change, when I realized my true calling was not in corporate America, but rather in a role of helping others overcome their past and reach for the life that they deserve.
I’m also a Blogger, Podcaster, and produce Live Stream videos in support of Mental Health Awareness and Trauma Survivors.
Surviving My Past was started originally as a place to share my story as a trauma survivor, and over the years it has blossomed into a full fledged advocacy site where other survivors can come to share their story and feel validated.