Counseling & Life Coaching
Child & Adolescent Counseling
Mental Health therapy delivered by licensed psychologists or social workers to address emotional needs (depression, anxiety, mood disorders, psychoses, OCD, school avoidance and/or school refusal, device addiction, substance use & vaping, personality disorders). Practitioners providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy have specialized training individual, group or family therapy.
Emotional Regulation Support
Emotional self-regulation or emotional regulation is the ability to respond to the ongoing demands of life experiences with the range of emotions in a manner that is socially acceptable and sufficiently flexible to allow spontaneous reactions as well as the ability to inhibit reactions as needed.
Every day, people are continually exposed to a wide variety of potentially arousing stimuli. Inappropriate, extreme or unchecked emotional reactions to such stimuli could impede successful functioning within a social context; therefore, people must engage in some form of emotion regulation almost all of the time. Generally speaking, emotional dysregulation is defined as presenting difficulties in controlling emotional arousal, and the presentation of thoughts, actions, and interactions. For example, there is a significant association between emotion dysregulation and symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating pathology, and substance abuse. Higher levels of emotion regulation are related to both high levels of social competence and the expression of socially appropriate emotions and behavior.
Intervention for Emotional Regulation skills often involves Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Training. These skills enable the individual to become more aware of their active experience and to become more “tuned in” to what feelings are being engendered. When emotions feel confusing, overwhelming, or paralyzing, they are not serving a healthy and productive function.
Life coaching is distinct from giving advice, consulting, counseling, mentoring and administering therapy. A Life Coach can assist with specific goals and projects, personal expectations and transitions. A coach helps a client grow by analyzing the current situation, identifying limiting beliefs and potential challenges and obstacles; then helps to devise a custom plan of action designed to achieve the established goals.
The relationship between a client and their Life Coach is a creative partnership that seeks to:
Identify, clarify and create a vision for what the client wants
Encourage client’s self-discovery and growth
Evoke strategies and a plan of action based on what fits best with the client’s goals, personality, and vision
Foster client accountability to increase productivity