Today's Blog Post
If you missed part one, please read at link: Six Things About Me, Part One
As your mental health counselor and life coach:
#1: I will challenge you.
Benefit: You experience 100% healthy constructive confrontation, designed to accelerate your growth and development.
#2: I listen to your story, then I circle back.
Benefit: It helps you to connect the dots, and facilitates breakthrough moments.
#3: I am realistic, and will encourage you to do the same.
Benefit: Realism works; BS, pathological optimism, fantasy woo-woo non-reality comfy counseling and coaching does not.
#4: I am curious and ask questions.
Benefit: We explore together, progressively, with meaning and intention.
#5: I read science/research/etc, and will share with you.
Benefit: I know my limitations; To be the best you, you will need resources and tools.
#6: I offer a safe, private space.
Benefit: I have a non-shared office -- no waiting room filled with strangers.
#7: I promote empowerment.
Benefit: With preparation, proper timing and tact, you will take risk, be resilient, and experience rewards.
#8: Insight -- listen, reflect, and summarize.
Benefit: In my own words (i.e., I do not repeat what you say, a.k.a. parotting) I help you understand challenging thoughts/emotions.
#9: Evaluation -- review progress, treatment plan, etc.
Benefit: Creates flexibility, direction, focus, and contributes to your success.
#10: Team Attitude -- patience, support, humility, compassion, and love.
Benefit: Builds trust, and increases your confidence and wellbeing.
My job is to help you be the best you! To see if my style and services meet your needs, please feel free to contact me for a free 50 minute consultation (either in person or video).