On-Line Personal Growth e-Learning and Training strives to provide the same high quality personal service which one usually finds only in the private practice setting.
The difference: You are not treated as having a mental disorder. The classes are conducted with a life coaching approach.
Coaching is a collaborative, solution-focused, action-oriented conversation between the Coach and the client. Personal life coaching is effective in helping people achieve goals, improve self-esteem, self-confidence, and resilience.
What is the difference between Coaching and Counseling?
Counseling is more oriented toward restoring 'normal' function which is lost by emotional problems. Coaching is about enhancing people who are already doing well. It is not treatment of mental disorders.
Unlike counseling, coaching effectiveness depends on active and thoughtful participation by you in the process of self-improvement and is based on goals sought by you.
*focuses on solution construction rather than problem analysis.
*develops actions in regard to solutions.
* builds on your strengths.
* Helps you develop insight rather than stressing self-reflection.
Can my insurance pay for coaching?
No. All medical insurance coverage pay for mental disorders, and further, require that the mental disorder meets "medical necessity" criteria. That means your symptoms must: 1) meet the DSM IV criteria for a specific mental disorder and; 2) cause a significant impairment in your life functioning, almost to the level of being qualified as "disabled."
Coaching does not treat mental disorders. You will not receive a DSM IV diagnosis. Your confidentiality is not compromised by any reports being given to 3rd party payors.
Dr. Clark uses an integrative approach to psychoeducational coaching. Not only does she combine psychological and educational techniques, she uses multiple coaching models to assist you in success. These include:
1) creating a map to guide us, based upon your unique needs;
2) helping you examine and resolve ambivalence;
3) helping you G.R.O.W. (identifying goals, reality, options, will);
4) finding S.U.C.C.E.S.S. (session planning, uplifting experiences, charting your course, creating opportunities, examining expectations and commitments, synergy, and summary);
5) examining your emotions, perceptions, and ability to act; and
6) all steps carried out with insightful questioning of "what" this means for you.