Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about coaching?
Below are answers to the questions I get asked the most.
What happens in a coaching session?
Your coaching sessions will take place in person, via phone, or online using Zoom. I get a lot of questions about what happens in a coaching session or what a session looks like? That’s a great question! So, I’d like to share the typical outline of what you can expect during a coaching session with me. This is just a roadmap or guide if you will. But there is definitely a flow.
1. I will ask for successes. It’s a good idea to keep a log of your successes each day. I just write them in my planner on that day.
2. If your successes shared aren’t related to your action plan from the last session, we will check in on how that went.
3. Next, I will either share a tidbit of information with you related to ADHD or something we have been focusing on, or I will ask you what you would like to focus on during our session. Either way, the coaching session is always centered around your ADHD and what is important to you.
4. At the end of the session we will establish an action plan for the week and I will ask about what support and check-ins you might need.
5. I will wrap the session up by asking for your takeaways from the session.
And that is what a coaching session with me looks like! Please let me know if you have any questions!
How is coaching different from therapy?
Coaching is not therapy. Coaching is different from traditional therapy in that coaching does not deal with psychological issues. Even though emotional issues may arise, coaching is designed to identify a client’s goals, develop action plans and skills to achieve the goals, and create routines and habits to move the client forward to success. Rather than focusing on the past, coaching focuses on what the client wants now and in the future.
How long do clients work with a coach?
The duration of coaching depends on the client’s needs and goals. Because change takes time, it is recommended that you work with a coach for a minimum of 3 months in order to see sustainable change. That time frame will allow us to establish a solid foundation, thoroughly identify your challenges and strengths and work together to develop new strategies and habits, while celebrating your progress and success along the way. At the end of 3 months, we will evaluate your progress and discuss options for continued coaching. Typically, clients experience the most results the longer they work with a coach.
Do insurance companies cover coaching services?
Currently, coaching is not covered by insurance companies and must be paid by the individual. However, coaching is eligible to be paid with an HSA or Flex spending.
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