What's a Life Coach and Why Do I Need One?

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I've had countless clients walk through my door and ask me what the difference is between having a Life Coach versus a therapist and want to know which one they need. It is easy to see their confusion because there are a lot of similarities between the two. They both have the same goal which is helping the client achieve success through actively listening, motivating, and teaching. The difference is in the approach.

What is a Life Coach?

To begin, let's define Life Coach. A Life Coach is a professional who helps you make decisions, set and reach goals, and deal with problems. They work with their clients to help them define their goals and identify the steps needed to reach these goals. Life coaches are there to continually encourage and motivate the client to make the best decisions possible while also holding them accountable to make these positive changes.

Life Coaches are hired for both professional and personal reason ...

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Client Benefits of Private Pay Therapy

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You have decided that you want to see a therapist and have begun the search. Now it is time to decide if you are going to find your therapist through insurance or do private pay. What you might not have realized is that there are a lot of benefits to choosing a Private Pay Therapist rather than going through your insurance. While it is understandable that you may need to go through your insurance for financial reasons, it is important to read the below and consider the benefits for private pay. 

What is a Self-Pay Therapist?

To begin, let's define a Self-Pay Therapist (also known as Private Pay). I am a Self-Pay Therapist which means that I'm not on any insurance panels and am considered an out-of-network provider. I cannot bill an insurance company in your name, nor will I be able to interact with insurance companies directly, or advocate on your behalf. Therefore you, the c ...

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The Right Therapist for You!

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When you are at the point of seeking professional help, you are probably not in the best mood for trying to figure out what therapist you can and want to see. I've also seen many clients who have had a tough time getting the help they need because of bad experiences with counselors. My goal is to help make finding a therapist who you can stick with easier by asking the right questions and taking into account the basic considerations below.

The first thing you have to decide is if you are going to use insurance or not. When you use insurance it significantly limits which therapists you can see and how long you can see them. By choosing a private pay therapist, you have more freedom to shop around for the therapist that is right for you. However, we all understand financial constraints so if you need to use insurance that doesn't mean you are stuck with the first therapist they refer you to in most cases. As a side note, some private pay thera ...

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