Service Overview

Life Coaching

Gestalt Coaching

Mindfullness

Career Coaching

What is Life Coaching?

Life Coaching

The International Coaching Federation defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”

Coaching helps people lead more fulfilled and meaningful lives. Beginning with a focus on what already works for you. Coaching will enable you to identify and optimize your values and strengths. Look at the big picture of your life so you can fine-tune and adjust the path you are on. 

Business planning, career counseling, psychotherapy (if required), and online training are key component of my approach to coaching.

Coaching encourages deep reflection about yourself and your life to increase personal insight and awareness. Apply this new understanding to make clear, informed, and fresh choices.

Finally, coaching is about committing to actions that will create real, lasting change and move you towards a more meaningful, happy, and fulfilling life.

Approach

The coach does not label or view a client as fraught with dysfunctions. Instead, the coach engages the client in a process that guides them to the realization that we all experience both healthy and less than healthy reactions in response to the world around us. In many settings and with a creative variety of experiments, the coach and client explore the personal life operating system, the client is currently using.

Coaching Sessions

Coaching sessions are typically held once a week for 60-minutes. Clients share personal goals, dreams, values, emotions, and thoughts in an open and supportive environment. Coaching sessions explore the present and supercharge clients discover effective ways to achieve their goals and dreams in their lives.

Coaching can be short-term (a few sessions), dealing with immediate matters, or long-term (months), dealing with more complex and longer-term goals.

What is Life Coaching?

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help you with a wide variety of mental health and emotional challenges. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so you can function better, increase your feeling of well-being, and begin your recovery journey.

Psychotherapy helps with issues such as coping with daily life; the impact of trauma, medical illness or loss, like the death of a loved one; and specific mental health issues, like depression, trauma, PTSD, obsessive thoughts, or anxiety.

Approach

I apply a variety of psychotherapy approaches and adapt the approach to fit the needs of my clients. Gestalt Psychotherapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy are two approaches I've found highly effective, and I apply them while working with clients.

Gestalt therapy is an existential or experiential form of psychotherapy that emphasizes personal responsibility and the experience in the present moment. The Gestalt approach explores the present moment for the client in the therapist-client relationship, their environment, and the social contexts in the client's life. Exploring the self-regulating adjustments clients make to adapt and respond to their life situation is a core element of the Gestalt approach.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. CBT is a proven approach to helping clients recover from trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Therapy Sessions

Psychotherapy sessions are typically held once a week for 60-minutes. Clients share personal feelings and thought in an open and supportive environment.

Psychotherapy can be short-term (a few sessions), dealing with immediate issues, or long-term (months), dealing with long-standing and more complex issues.

What is Life Coaching?

Why Coaching or Psychotherapy
Might Be Right For You?

  • You’re just going through the motions of life. 
  • You’re tired of coping and want to feel like you’re thriving. 
  • Life feels way out of balance. 
  • Things are basically okay but you have the sense that something is missing. 
  • You wonder about the meaning of your life.
  • You want to create a new vision for your life, or you already have a vision but are having trouble fulfilling it.
  • You are bothered by fear and self-doubt.
  • You want to learn to feel confident.

Ready for change?

If you identify with any of these, I can help you. We will work together on making meaningful and long-lasting changes, so you can start living the life you have always envisioned.

Why Coaching or Psychotherapy?

Contact me for a 15-minute no-obligation call.

Schedule Appointment

The Process

Step 1

A brief phone conversation or video conference can help you decide if life coaching or psychotherapy suits your needs. There is no fee for this introductory conversation. If you decide you’d like to begin individual psychotherapy or coaching, we’ll proceed to steps 2 and 3.

Step 2

The Discovery Session is an in-depth exploration that takes place in person, by phone, or by video conference. In this 90-minute session, I will learn more about various aspects of your life, and we will explore what you would like to achieve in psychotherapy or coaching.

Step 3

Coaching typically involves a commitment of eight to ten (60-minutes) sessions in the initial phases of coaching.

Psychotherapy generally involves several sessions, as required (60-minutes). The goals and timeframe are discussed at the beginning of the process and are revisited as needed.

Commitment to the process? It takes time to gain a sense of how psychotherapy or coaching may benefit you. Committing to the process will confirm to yourself that you are prepared to stay with your plan or work through the recovery process.

The Process

The Coaching or Psychotherapy Session

It is typical to have psychotherapy or coaching sessions weekly at first. However, if circumstances don’t allow for this, they can be less frequent (for example, every 2 weeks).

It is typical for the frequency of meetings to decrease over time as you recover or learn to better coach yourself.

Psychotherapy or coaching can take place in person, by phone, or by video conference.

The Coaching or Psychotherapy Session

Schedule your free 30-minute introductory meeting.

Professional Credentials
Ph.D. Candidate
Clinical Psychology
Master's Degree
Clinical Psychology
Bachelor of Science
Psychology
Gestalt Institute of Toronto
Gestalt Psychotherapist
International Coach Federation
Credential ID: 009453474I
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Credential ID: 10005324
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