Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between therapy and coaching?

Professional Coaching is an ongoing professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses or organizations. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, get a strategies action plan for their life and business goals, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life.

Psychotherapy, on the other hand, is a health care service. Its primary focus is to identify, diagnose, and treat nervous and mental health disorders. The goals include alleviating symptoms, understanding the underlying personality dynamics which create symptoms, changing dysfunctional behaviors which are the results of these disorders, and helping clients understand how the past impacts their present emotions.

Does insurance cover Coaching services?

Coaching is not covered by insurance because it is not a healthcare service. Insurance companies need diagnoses and treatment plans outlining symptoms of a mental health disorder to cover services, which is why people can get insurance coverage for psychotherapy services.

What is anxiety and how does it affect people?

Anxiety is common and in small doses can be a healthy emotion. However, when that anxiety becomes intense, excessive, and persistent fear about everyday situations, then it becomes harmful.

Below are outlined symptoms of anxiety and how it can impact people negatively:

  • Feeling nervous, restless, or tense
  • Having a sense of impending danger, panic, or doom
  • Having increase heart rate
  • Breathing rapidly
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry
  • Having trouble sleeping
  • Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) issues
  • Having difficult controlling worry
  • Having the urge to avoid and distract from the things that trigger the anxiety
Resources if I’m interested in beginning therapy?

If you are in the Chicagoland area my Psychotherapy practice The Centered Life has locations in Naperville, IL and Oak Park, IL.

If you are outside the state of Illinois then you could call your insurance company and ask them for a list of in-network providers for mental health services. Or another great resource is PsychologyToday.com where you can type in your location and on the left side filter out the details you want and it providers you will profiles of therapists that match what you’re needing.

If your insurance plan doesn’t cover mental health benefits and/or the cost of therapy you looked into is expensive, check out OpenPathCollective and that have a directory of therapists that provider services between $30-$60.

How do I get started in enrolling in your coaching programs?

If you are interested in doing a free consultation.

Click here to fill out the pre-consultation questions and I’ll reach out to schedule with you.