Turning Disability into Difference

Improve your relationship with yourself (or your headmates), improve your daily life skills, work on your willpower, your resilience, setting and achieving goals, your self-esteem, and much more… just give it a 30 minute intake appointment, and decide whether to try coaching for 30 days to find out why life coaching is an amazing resource for making progress with your goals.

Coaching is all about You

Your coach helps you determine your goals, plan for achieving them, holds you accountable to what you really want to do, helps you debug what isn't working for you, find alternatives, forgive yourself for procrastination while still working on overcoming it.

When you hire me, you are hiring me to be your coach. It's your agenda. If you don't feel empowered enough to take control of your direction, maybe that's where we'll begin. As your coach, I'm on your team. As a combination of something like a sports coach and cheerleader in the entire Game of Life, I'll fistbump when things go right, hoist you up in celebration when you win, and if you know you're screwing up I'm the one who says, "Hey, you'll do better next time!"

Occasionally, a coach asks the hard questions, or shines a light in your dark places while still being there to hold your hand or give you words of encouragement. I've said to people, "Do you realize how often you use words like 'afraid' or 'fear'? Why do you think you're doing that?" Or pointed out how their actions are impacting their family and how did they think a change might alter their relationships. I hold up a mirror so you can see your mindset, your attitudes, your habits, and we explore how even small changes can have a ripple effect and make a larger impact on your life.

Mental Health Coaching

Everyone on Earth faces a variety of challenges in life, and overcoming them requires insight and perseverance. Not everyone can bootstrap and get out of a rut alone. That's why we offer mental health peer coaching.

We offer coaching services specifically for our peers with mental health issues to help improve your relationship with yourself (or your headmates), improve your daily life skills, your willpower, your ability to set and achieve goals, build your self-esteem, develop your cultural acceptance and understanding, find ways to improve your relationships, your understanding of how the world works, how you fit into it, and figure out where you want to go from here.

Use our contact form, or give us a call — and we'll set an appointment where we can give you all of our attention and we can both get to know each other better. Then we both decide whether we want to work together.

Coaching vs. Therapy

There are some overlaps between the results you can get from coaching and therapy, however the methods are very different and it's important to know the differences so that you choose what is right for you — even if you decide you need both.

In short, coaching is an empowering process intended for people who want personalized assistance in achieving their goals from someone solely invested in their future, without judgement. It works from where you are today to help you build the tools and make the plans for where you want to get to in the future.

Therapy is for people who feel they have a problem or issue from the past, are depressed, having panic attacks or mental health crises, and want to get answers for why they are the way they are, or who feel their past must be unpacked and processed before they can live into their future.

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If Kryptonite is lethal to SuperMan, Stress is lethal to People with Differences!

I help you conquer stress, and coach you through self-acceptance so you can change how you view your differences and help you find your path through life so that it becomes a life you love to live.

Stress is a symptom of something wrong going on under the hood, and it makes every mental difference into a mental mountain. We can experience stress as overwhelm, panic, worry, anxiety, nervousness, fear, and tension. At its worst, long-term stress can lead to mental meltdowns (and burnout) and contribute to debilitating physical diseases. It changes our blood pressure, our digestion, our blood-sugar levels, our hormonal balance, immune system, and more.

Make sure to request your 30-minute intake call and let me know you need help with handling (dis)stress.

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Potential clients can contact me with the form below, by phone, or text to schedule a 30-minute intake appointment. During this appointment we determine what you are looking for, I explain how I work, and we determine whether we would like to pursue a coach-client relationship together.

Please feel free to call and leave a message. If you do not reach me, please keep in mind that I work with clients by phone.
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New Hampton, NY 10958

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