The role of counseling/mentoring
Counseling | Mentoring Scottsdale
We all encounter times in our life where we feel unsupported, empty, shattered, lost, lonely or isolated. These feelings are very powerful and it drives us to find support, quickly. With many options to choose from, how can you tell what form of support is going to work best for you?
Let’s begin by examining the role of counseling/mentoring. Both are interchangeable titles. Here is the definition from businessdictionary.com, “Support process in which a counselor holds face to face talks with another person to help him or her solve a personal problem, or help improve that person’s attitude, behavior, or character.” The minimum requirement to become a counselor is a BA in psychology, depending on the state licensure and certification requirements. Most psychologist have excellent communication skills and have chosen their profession because they are genuinely interested in using their education to help others. Many therapist advance their training by becoming supervisors, teachers, and researchers.
People are often misinformed of the powerful process of therapy from movies or well intended friends. Therapy is often the friend that really listens, a wise teacher guiding you in a healthier direction and a non-bias point of view. Many therapists train in a multitude of different issues and are well equipped at handling most problems. A lot of people will visit a therapist for the confidentiality. Most people who visit a therapist end up with new coping strategies and a fresh perspective on things. The goal of the therapist is to help the patient towards a life long direction of healthy thinking and choices. Therapy works for short term and long term issues. Many therapist are so committed to the process that they have a therapist for themselves as well. Most of us need a strong support system and it’s very difficult for family or friends to keep themselves out of your story. A therapist is very good at neutral.
A Certified Life Coach has completed at least 100 hours of certification training and many have spent a great deal of time working on themselves. In the state of Arizona life coaching is not regulated so it is even MORE important to do research on who to hire. The Life Coaching process is similar to therapy but there are some very important distinctions. A life coach will help a client achieve a goal or deal with an issue by helping them find the answer within themselves. If they are experienced they will ask a series of brilliant questions that will help the client discover their own truth. They do not offer unsolicited advice or hold opinions about your behavior or choices. A good life coach will walk with you to your path but will not lead the way with their ideas or beliefs. Life coaching is a catapult straight to your goals and a great way to get clear with yourself and find your purpose in life. Do you want to know more about your potential?
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