- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Our coaches provide specialized, short-term intensive and high-impact services to dedicated clients looking to make intentional transformations in their lives. Our fees reflect experts trained in several approaches that support clients attaining their goals in an efficient, rapid, and sustainable manner. As a result, our clients do not stay in coaching weekly, ongoing for the long term.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Our team holds 9 Master's degrees combined. These include Psychology, which focuses on individuals; Marriage and Family Therapy, which emphasizes relational dynamics and family systems; Intercultural Studies, which recognizes the importance of cultural milieu; and Theology, which examines the human condition in the greater context of our humanity and the symbols and stories that inform and help shape a sense of transcendent meaning and purpose. We have licensed and pre-licensed mental health providers, 3 of whom supervise, 2 with doctorates, 3 completing doctorates, 2 professional speakers, and 2 professors training therapists and other coaches. Our team's education also includes training in somatically oriented psychotherapies and the study of neurophysiology, all of which recognize that the human person doesn’t merely inhabit their body, they are their body. Together, these all combine to inform an integrated, holistic approach to seeing and understanding people. Our team holds certifications or training in several modalities that support an integrative approach to coaching including Somatic Experiencing, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, Havening, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Meditation and Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, touch and bodywork, and several other approaches. COACHING VS TREATMENT: While we provide clinical treatment in other environments, as coaches we are not operating as a licensed physician/psychologist providing traditional mental health treatment. We neither make nor treat diagnoses, Rather, we provide alternative therapy that is complementary to the healing arts services that are offered by providers who are licensed by the state. We offer services that are in compliance with California state laws, including California Business and Professional Code 2053.6
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
We coach because traditional psychotherapy isn’t for everyone. First, traditional psychotherapy places less value or weight on the importance of the body than we do. Second, not all individuals who want help living a better life have a mental health disorder and need a mental health provider. Third, often the people we see in our coaching practice have been in therapy for years and still are not where they want to be. This is where the integration of the body and spirit is so essential. Fourth, sometimes we are just naturally stuck and need help to achieve our goals. Sometimes coaching is a better fit.