As a psychotherapist for many years, I recognize that different clients have different needs. While some benefit from a more traditional psychotherapy services to address issues of anxiety, depression, addiction and other mental health concerns, I have also worked with a large number of individuals who present for help in learning how to be more effective as a leader, supervisor, coach or business owner.
Recognizing this need, I have added Coaching to the services I provide individuals and companies I provide training and consulting services.
Why Would I seek out Executive Coaching Instead of Psychotherapy?
Unfortunately, there is a stigma around reaching out for help when holding a high position of power. Company leaders feel the need to show a brave face at all times, resulting in an inward instability that can begin to manifest in work life. However, feeling overwhelmed is a natural reaction to always being on the clock, and one in every four Americans seeks therapy at least once in their lifetime. Reaching out for help managing work and home life is nothing to be ashamed of.
Executive coaching is focused on helping leaders and their teams accomplish future objectives, while psychotherapy centers around digging deep into issues to help employ healthier thought patterns associated with those issues. Psychotherapy helps heal those issues, while executive coaching allows a person to find ways around those obstacles. That being said, executive coaches and psychotherapists both strive to employ tactics in the workplace and beyond that are more effective for a healthy work environment. Coaching is more of an instant solution, while psychotherapy takes time. Both have lasting results.
No matter how hard an individual tries to separate work life from home life, there is always a bit of overlap. When work and home life seem to be overwhelming, or a balance is not able to be met between these two worlds, executive coaching or therapy could be the solution.
How to Get Started with Executive Coaching
A phone call (310-924-2432) or email firstname.lastname@example.org is the best way for us to connect and discuss your situation. I like to have about a 20-30 minute discussion to learn about your needs and to help us determine whether an executive coaching or psychotherapy path would best suit your needs.