Common Questions

HOW CAN YOUR SERVICES HELP ME?
 
Tremendous benefits are available from seeing me as your Change Your Life Consultant™, providing a variety of innovative services to help you change your life! You may decide to see me one to one, attend my seminars, go on an overnight retreat with me, hire my Total Transformation Team for fast change, or combine any of these services and more!  

All of my services are designed to help you come home to yourself and live each day experiencing your ultimate happiness, and daily joy!

In each case, I will provide completely non-judgmental support, a safe place to share your feelings of any kind, vent if needed, let tears or laughter flow, using music or the creation of your own art if you'd like to assist you.

Offering you compassion and insight, it is possible to create a path to peace in your life despite any chaos that might surround you.  

Together, we can develop specific ways to cope with anything, including:
  • How to best manage anxiety or depression
  • Relationship troubles
  • Unresolved childhood issues
  • Grief
  • Body image issues
  • A.D.D in children or adults
  • Weight loss
  • Gender identity
  • Career and financial issues
  • Sibling conflict
  • Scapegoating
  • Recovery from addictions of all kinds
  • Divorce dynamics
  • Coping with physical illness
  • Recovering from a marital affair
  • Parenting children from infancy to adulthood
  • Advocating for special needs children
  • Empty nest
  • Self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Spiritual growth
  • Ways to celebrate your sexual self
  • And much more!  

Here's the bottom line: I offer a unique approach with a variety of innovative support services, all designed to help you help yourself to happiness!

You will learn through working with me that no matter where you are in your life right now, we can make a goal focused plan to get you where you want to be! Specifically let me help you with:
  
  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek life consulting
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
  • Improving communications and listening skills
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence

Do I really need your consulting services?  I can usually handle my problems.  
  
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it.

In fact, my Change Your Life Consulting™ work is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy.

My Change Your Life Consulting™ services, happiness evaluation, and psychotherapeutic tools all provide long-lasting benefits and support. I give you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face. 


Why do people hire a Change Your Life Consultant™?

People have many different motivations for seeking my Change Your Life Consulting™ services. Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well.

Often, people need assistance managing other issues such as:
  • Low self-esteem
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Living with a person who has an active addiction
  • Relationship problems
  • Spiritual conflicts and creative blocks

My unique variety of Change Your Life Consulting™ services can help provide you with genuine encouragement, and help with skills to get through difficult periods in your life.

You may be at a point where you are ready to learn more about yourself or want to be more effective in reaching your goals in life. Sometimes you might need help just figuring out what your goals are in life! In fact, it takes a lot of pressure off you when you realize what is your own unique life purpose, and make a plan for making that real.

In short, people seeking my range of services are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and need my helping getting from point A, where they are now, to point B where they want to be, and making changes in their lives to get there. 
 
  
What is it like seeing your for help?
 
Because each person has different issues and goals for seeing me, the experience will be different depending on your individual needs.

In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous session. Depending on your specific needs, your work with me can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with me, usually weekly.
 
It is important to understand that you will get the best results from seeing me when you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of my Change Your Life Consulting™ work is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life.

Therefore, beyond the work you do with me in sessions, I might suggest some things you can do outside of our time together to support your process - such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals.

People seeking my Change Your Life Consulting™ services are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.

If you feel afraid to consult me, that's actually okay! I would encourage you to be aware of your fear but not let it stop you, and take it with you if needed in the beginning to work through your issues safely with me.
 
 
What about medication vs. Change Your Life Consulting™ services?  
 
It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication.

Instead of just treating the symptom, my work addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb our progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness.

Working with your medical doctor you can determine what's best for you, and in some cases a combination of medication and your Change Your Life Consulting™ work with me is the right course of action. I would be happy to speak with your physician, with your permission, at any time to be of help.
 
 
Does what we talk about together remain confidential?
 
Complete confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and a Change Your Life Consultant™, including one who studied at Harvard University, such as myself.

Total confidentiality is not only essential, it is my professional obligation and you can trust in my ability to keep that confidentiality at all times.

Successful work together requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but in my office. I will provide you with a written copy of my confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. This is called “Informed Consent”.  Sometimes, however, you may want me to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but I will not release this information without obtaining your written permission.
 
However, state law and professional ethics require me to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
 
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
* If the life consultant, such as my self, has any reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.