What is Mental Health Coaching?
Mental health coaches partner with clients looking to enhance their well-being through self-directed lasting changes, aligned with their values. In the a collaborative approach, coaches display unconditional positive regard for their clients and a belief in their ability to change, honoring the fact that each client is an expert on their own life while ensuring that all interactions are respectful and non-judgmental. Mental health coaching is not therapy, and instead is a program of actionable change. Coaches train in behavior change theories and motivational strategies. Coaches use these interventions to support the client in creating and sustaining change for improved mental health and wellness.
Counseling and Coaching: Perfect Compliments!
While individual therapy, or counseling, is the platform by which one seeks to process and heal, coaching is the vehicle by which your plans find forward motion. You can equate the partnership of counseling and coaching as in alignment with that of a nutritionist and personal trainer. With an overall goal of weight loss, each have their expertise with a nutritionist focusing on the most beneficial food options and a trainer focusing on optimal body conditioning. On the road to mental health, you are not traveling alone with a coach beside you.