As a sexuality specialist, I offer sex education, coaching, and consultation for individuals and couples. I am not a psychotherapist, rather I am a highly trained specialist in my field who offers a short-term, goal-oriented approach. Most of my clients see results within several weeks to several months although the time varies from client to client.
As a consultant I offer my expertise and years of study in sexuality, as a coach I partner with my clients in a thought-provoking process to inspire them towards their potential, as an educator I teach tools and techniques, anatomy/physiology, mindfulness approaches, positive thinking and other relevant material towards sexual empowerment. My motto is: Knowledge = Pleasure.
Here is a tool to help guide you in an understanding of some of the differences between coaching and therapy.
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|Clients are viewed as naturally creative, resourceful and whole.||May view clients from a medical or pathology model.|
|Does not diagnose or treat.||Diagnoses and treats.|
|Trained to work with functioning clients.||Trained to work with major mental illness.|
|Works with clients that are able to form an alliance and have common goals.||Works with clients with entrenched problems.|
|Collaborative approach.||Therapist is the “expert.”|
|Coach and clients on a peer basis.||Hierarchical difference between therapist and clients.|
|Treatment designed by coach and client together.||Treatment plan largely designed by therapist.|
|Focus on evolving and manifesting potential.||Focus on healing and understanding.|
|Emphasis on present and future.||Emphasis on past and present.|
|Action and being oriented.||Insight oriented.|
|Solution oriented.||Problem oriented.|
|Explore actions and behaviors that manifest high self-esteem.||Explore genesis of behaviors that create low self-esteem.|
|Regard and coach negative self-beliefs as temporary obstacles.||Analyze and treat origins and historical roots of negative self-beliefs.|
|Coach and client ask: “What’s next/what now?”||Therapist and client ask: “Why and from where?”|
|Works mainly with external issues.||Works mainly with internal issues.|
|Discourages transference as inappropriate.||Encourages transference as a therapy tool.|
|Accountability and “homework” between sessions held as important.||Accountability less commonly expected.|
|Contact between sessions for accountability and “wins” expected.||Contact between sessions for crisis and difficulties only.|
|Uses coaching skills.||Uses therapy techniques.|