Synergy created by two focused and motivated people on one goal is powerful. You and I collaborate to create the change you seek in your life today. Call for a free phone consult - get things moving.
- Weekly/Bi-weekly sessions or Monthly retainer of services
- Encrypted emails for impromptu journaling
- Encrypted video sessions on your computer or phone
- Confidential and anonymous sessions
- Flexible schedule
What makes me qualified to be your life coach? I value and specialize in short-term, goal-reaching, tell-it-like-I see-it collaborations throughout my career.
Whether as an Executive Director of a Washington D.C. area social service program or as a Director of Operations for a successful CA-based company tripling our profits in one year, I focus on getting the job done and have fun doing it! Even as a Social Worker back in the day with foster care youth, my efforts focused on concrete life skills. I help others reach their highest skill and passion. My work is always value driven and built on relationships with the best of the best.
I walk the walk. While I study a lot and attend events to learn continuously, more than anything, I practice what I teach and I can guide you to listen to that inner voice, calm the body, and aim high! I'm not going to ask you to do something I have not done. These skills come with practice. My full bio is on the page "About Me".
I am not the coach you will meet with for 15 years. I do not focus on your past. I focus on the here-and-now. I believe that your past plays out in the here-and-now so we need look no further!
Our powerful collaboration will focus on specific goals, the practical and emotional barriers to reaching them, and developing an individualized plan and follow-up just for you.
My private practice offers Life Coaching to anyone throughout the U.S. and internationally (in English) via video/phone. Once we do a free phone consult, we can assess together if life coaching or psychotherapy is the best next level.
Please note that while I can offer psychotherapy for New York and New Jersey residents as a licensed clinician, I will refer out to another mental health professional for my coaching clients that need additional mental health support. I collaborate with and refer to other therapists for specific care such as trauma, OCD, medication management, attachment disorders, couples therapy, family therapy, Reiki, energy work, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), Hakomi, eating disorders, etc.
I use the 1-10 Subjective Units of Distress (SUD) scale to ask you how much emotional pain you are in (with 10 being excruciating).
I believe that in the range of 8-10 you are hurting so much that you are in survival mode and no higher life goal can be met at that time. Neuroscience tells us that the prefrontal cortex in the brain shuts down in crisis and in order for us to do our work together, it happens best when you feel like you are not in acute distress. At a 8-10 range of suffering, it is all about symptom reduction - in other words, focus on feeling better.
I also use the SUD scale to determine if you are at a 1-3 range. That tells me you have mastered a skill and are ready for the next challenge - in other words, you're bored!
The ideal place I encourage you to be in our work together is the 4-7 range. That tells me you are uncomfortable but not suffering. That's the sweet spot where change can occur.
I can work with two clients that are both considering to take a particular step and I would encourage it with one and possibly not with the other depending on the goals, personality, coping skills, etc of each client. I believe success is subjective. And only you can determine what it means to you.
I will tune into you. I will volley back to you what you give me in our sessions. I will challenge your thoughts, your actions and your motivations until together we chisel the life that you really desire and not what fear is telling you now is possible. If you are interesting in life coaching, let's get to work!