What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I am currently offering a coaching program called the "90 Days to Social Ease" program. This program is designed for people with Asperger Syndrome who struggle with socializing.
In this program;
The client will understand his or her difficulty with socializing.
The client will learn to create healthier relationships.
The client will learn to maintain consistency with his or her new social skills.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology.
I have been working in the capacity of a therapist and also a coach since 2001.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was inspired by a mentor who worked with me as a troubled teen, and after military service I began working full time as a caseworker at a juvenile prison in Texas.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I began working with adolescent males, most of whom suffered drug and alcohol addiction. My focus in treatment shifted towards addressing issues of depression and social anxiety as I learned that most of my clients were self medicating through their addiction.
For the past eight years I specialized with clients who have Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently helped a young man who suffered from severe social anxiety, make a transition into independent living, find a romantic companion and experience marked improvement in his ability to assert himself in social situations.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Experience is key.
f you are looking for a coach or a clinician to assist you with issues of social anxiety, you want to look for someone who has a comprehensive experience in helping people who suffer from social anxiety.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
If you are uncertain about the coaching plan the professional has proposed, don't be afraid to ask to be directed to research studies which support the professional's plan.