Working with a Coach

“What’s NEXT and HOW?”

Coach and clients are on a peer basis.

Trained to work with functioning clients.

Goals designed by coach and client together.

Focuses on evolving and creating potential.

Emphasises on present and future.

Action and solution oriented.

Explores actions and behaviors that manifest high self-esteem.

Coaches negative self-beliefs as challenges.

Does not diagnose or treat.

Holds accountability between sessions as important.

Stresses availabilty between sessions.

Uses coaching skills. Views clients as a whole being on a journey.

Working with a Therapist

“What’s in the PAST and WHY?”

Trained to work with major mental illness.

Hierarchical difference between therapist and clients.

Treatment plan largely designed by therapist.

Focuses on healing and understanding.

Emphasises on past and present.

Insight and problem oriented.

Explores origin of behaviors that create low self-esteem.

Analyzes and treat origins of negative self-beliefs.

Diagnoses and treats.

Accountability less commonly expected.

Contact between sessions for crisis and difficulties only.

Uses therapy techniques. Views client from a medical model.

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  • “Your group series provided me great information! I definitely took away that being healthier is a journey. I think your positivity is really helping me to make changes as they fit into my life, but also to make it a priority. I love your gentle reminders and the approach you take to healthy living in general. Thank you so much!!”

    Casie O.
  • Thank you, Sarah. I had this profound feeling of acceptance from our sessions. Acceptance of my body image, acceptance of eating habits, and acceptance of my feelings when I feel them. That is what I took away. I’m looking at food in a whole new light. I appreciate you helping with that mindset!!!

    Lauren K.
  • "I really enjoyed taking part in your group. Thanks for having me. You are fabulous! I love all of the psychological aspects behind our eating habits. I must admit, I didn't think about that before. Thank you for opening my eyes!"

    Leigh Anne L.
  • "Sarah, thank you for teaching me how to be kind and gentle, while still holding myself accountable. Also, your encouragement, kindness, and support is very motivating! Your group series changed how I see some things. I'm grateful!"

    Lyn B.
  • "Sarah is one of the most inspirational women I’ve ever met. She understood exactly what my struggles were and empowered me to work through them at my own pace. Without her, I would have never gotten as far as I have. She is insightful, and extremely passionate about helping others."

    Lori Z.

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