“What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
~ Mary Oliver
Coaching is a process of unwinding and tackling problems with a goal of solution and change. A coach will identify and describe current problematic behaviors so the client can work to modify them. Where a therapist may focus in on the "Why", a coach focuses on the “how”.
Working with a coach will guide you towards actions and reprogramming patterns, problems, and issues that keep you stuck.
Being seen, witnessed, and deeply understood is a powerful step towards figuring out how to take action and make a change. Being a human is hard. Life shows up and gives us the full spectrum of experience.
regardless of who we are, or where we have come from.
What Rachel offers to the Coaching experience is a steady, wise companion to walk through obstacles with, guiding you towards the truest version of you. Rachel uses humor, metaphor, somatic body practices, and breath to support clients in the process.
What Kinds of patterns, problems, and issues can I bring to the Coaching relationship?
- co-dependence/people pleasing
-familial relationships (Parent/child, Child/Parent, siblings, etc.)
-relationship to your body (chronic pain, disordered eating, body image, etc)
-break-up or divorce
-grief and or loss
-general depression and malaise
-general complication of being human.
How does it work?
To start, Rachel will meet with you for an initial 90 minute session to learn about you and begin to get an understanding of what your current needs are. This session is a deep dive for both client and practitioner to get to know each other and begin a to form a connection for the work that will take place.
After this initial session meetings will go down to one hour in length (unless specifically requested for longer). After a few weekly sessions we will assess how often we need to meet. The coaching relationship is very different than the traditional therapy relationship as it gives space for the client to really form it exactly to their needs.
Schedule a 20 minute intro call with Rachel to see if this will be a good fit here.
Who is Rachel?
Rachel brings over 20 years of training in many different therapeutic modalities. With a personal background in Theravadan Buddhism, and over 20 years as a Rolf Method practitioner, Rachel brings together mindfulness and working with pain (emotional, psychological, and physical) in a unique way.
Rachel believes that pain, problems, and patterns are often the very doorway into finding peace, understanding, and a pathway to finding a truer version of you.
Rachel has been trained at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Semel Instiute of Neural Science, and holds a BA in Human Development. Rachel uses techniques from The Hakomi Method, Dr. Sue Johnson’s Hold me Tight Method (Emotionally Focused Therapy), The Gottman Method, Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), and a strong emphasis on mindfulness and body awareness to support guiding clients towards finding their highest truth and next right step. More about Rachel here.
*Coaching does not take the place of psychiatric or psychological services, but can be a wonderful addition.
*Coaching happens over zoom.