The Millennial Mental Health Coach
I am an internationally, multi-culturally trained mental health professional, meaning that I am equipped with the knowledge to work with people of all ethnicities, genders, cultures, and ages. These are all factors that make up who we are as humans, and I understand the complexities of how those factors may impact your life and our experience together in coaching. I am also LGBTQ+ friendly and experienced in topics affecting the LGBTQ+ community.
My educational and career background have also shaped my expertise as a mental health coach. I have 6 years of academic education in the field of psychology, culminating in my bachelor’s and master’s degrees. I also have years of experience providing both coaching and therapy. Many life coaches do not have this specialized training in mental health, and it is important to carefully vet your coach for this reason.
What’s the difference between therapy and coaching?
In therapy, you will find that clinicians have many different approaches. Some do prefer cognitive behavioral therapy, while others take a more passive role. Coaching is aimed at goal setting and achieving accomplishments. While we will spend time working through the effects mental health has on your life, we will also set goals together that you’ll work through during coaching and long beyond.
In addition, clients often report feeling positive about the word “coach” versus “therapy” or “counseling.” While it is a mission of The Millennial Mental Health Coach to destigmatize negativity surrounding mental health, this may be a helpful tool for you if you’ve never been to therapy, or if you find it feels more positive to see a life coach rather than a therapist.
*While it is important to note that I am not a licensed therapist, I am professionally trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and other therapeutic interventions and have been using these techniques with clients for years.