Psychotherapy & Life Coaching
Namaste & Welcome. Are you looking to access inner wisdom or feel like you want more out of life for yourself or your relationships? As an MFT and an energy healer I can help you negotiate with issues that are holding you back from FULLY LIVING by providing you with therapeutic guidance within a non-judgmental, safe and confidential counseling setting. I view therapy as a collaborative process of empowerment & soul strengthening in the direction of overall wellbeing. The intention held in my all therapy sessions is getting in touch with pure joy, getting to know your inner self and learning to control awareness and intentionality. My speciality involves offering individual and family therapy sessions.
What are the differences between Counseling, Life Coaching, and Psychotherapy?
Counseling, life coaching, and therapy are three distinct approaches aimed at helping individuals navigate challenges and improve their well-being, but they differ in their focus, methods, and goals. Here’s a brief overview of the differences.
Counseling: Counseling is a process where a trained professional, often referred to as a counselor or therapist, provides support and guidance to individuals facing various life challenges. Counseling typically addresses specific issues, such as relationship problems, grief, stress, or career difficulties. The focus is on understanding the client’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors to help them gain insights into their situation and develop coping strategies.
Counseling is often more short-term and solution-focused, with a focus on addressing immediate concerns and improving the client’s current situation. It may involve techniques such as active listening, empathy, and cognitive-behavioral interventions to facilitate positive changes.
Life Coaching: Life coaching is a collaborative and forward-looking process that helps individuals set and achieve personal or professional goals. A life coach supports their clients in identifying their strengths, values, and aspirations, and then works with them to create a plan of action to move toward their desired outcomes.
Unlike counseling or therapy, life coaching typically does not delve deeply into past emotional issues or traumas. Instead, it focuses on the present and future, emphasizing personal growth, self-improvement, and goal attainment. Life coaching often appeals to individuals seeking to enhance their performance, make life transitions, or find a sense of purpose and fulfillment.
Therapy: Therapy (also referred to as psychotherapy or counseling psychology) is a broader term that encompasses various mental health treatments provided by licensed mental health professionals. Therapists, such as psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, or counselors, use evidence-based techniques to help individuals with emotional, psychological, or behavioral issues.
Therapy often involves a deeper exploration of a person’s thoughts, emotions, past experiences, and relationships to address underlying issues, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, or personality disorders. The goal of therapy is to promote healing, growth, and positive change by fostering self-awareness and addressing root causes of distress.
In summary, counseling is typically focused on addressing specific challenges, life coaching is centered on goal setting and future-oriented outcomes, and therapy aims to explore and resolve deeper emotional or psychological issues. Each approach has its unique benefits, and the choice between them depends on the individual’s needs and preferences. In some cases, individuals may even choose to combine aspects of these approaches to create a more comprehensive support system.
At Yidam Life Coaching, you will have the luxury that combines all three approaches to offer you customized guidance that will best suit your emotional/psychological and spiritual needs.
What is Spiritual Life Coaching?
Spiritual life coaching is a specialized form of life coaching that incorporates spiritual principles and practices to support individuals in their personal growth, self-discovery, and alignment with their deeper sense of purpose and spirituality. It is a holistic approach that acknowledges and integrates the spiritual dimension of a person’s life along with other aspects like mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
Here are some key elements of spiritual life coaching:
1. Spirituality and Self-Discovery: Spiritual life coaches often help individuals explore and deepen their understanding of their own spirituality, beliefs, values, and purpose in life. They may encourage clients to reflect on their connection to something larger than themselves, whether it’s a higher power, the universe, nature, or a broader sense of consciousness.
2. Alignment with Values and Purpose: Coaches assist individuals in identifying their core values and life purpose, aligning their actions and decisions with these guiding principles. This process can lead to a greater sense of fulfillment, contentment, and a feeling of living in harmony with one’s beliefs.
3. Mindfulness and Presence: Spiritual life coaching often emphasizes the practice of mindfulness and being present in the moment. Mindfulness techniques can help individuals cultivate inner peace, reduce stress, and deepen their connection to their spiritual selves.
4. Intuition and Inner Guidance: The coaching process may encourage clients to tap into their intuition and inner wisdom to make decisions and navigate life challenges. This involves trusting one’s instincts and paying attention to the guidance that comes from within.
5. Gratitude and Compassion: Gratitude practices and cultivating compassion are common themes in spiritual life coaching. By focusing on gratitude and compassion, individuals can shift their perspective and experience a greater sense of positivity and connectedness.
6. Growth and Transformation: The aim of spiritual life coaching is to support personal growth and transformation, allowing individuals to overcome limiting beliefs, develop self-awareness, and embrace change as a natural part of life’s journey.
7. Integration of Spiritual Practices: Depending on the individual’s beliefs and preferences, spiritual life coaches may introduce and explore various spiritual practices, such as meditation, prayer, journaling, visualization, or energy healing techniques.
It’s important to note that spiritual life coaching is not associated with any specific religious doctrine or belief system. Instead, it is inclusive of various spiritual perspectives and aims to help individuals find their unique path to spiritual growth and fulfillment.
Individuals seeking spiritual life coaching often do so when they feel a desire to deepen their understanding of themselves, explore their spirituality, or seek guidance in aligning their actions with their values and purpose. The coach serves as a supportive partner in this process, offering insights, encouragement, and practical strategies to help clients achieve their spiritual and life goals.