What is the difference between therapy & coaching?
Many people wonder what the difference is between Therapy and Coaching. They have many similar elements, but the coaching relationship is usually goal-based and defined within a contractual arrangement to include a specific number of coaching sessions within a specific time frame. Therapy is more of an ongoing relationship developed to provide long-term support and change. Most clients indicate the desire to utilize health insurance benefits, that denotes a therapeutic relationship, not coaching.
What could I expect from you as my therapist?
As a therapist, I like to be a real person. I’m very much the person I represent in session. You’ll find me laughing often and a little too loud, and I’m very direct in my approach with people. We’re both busy and I’m there to maximize the time we share. I provide assignments, frequently. And I expect forward momentum. If you or I are feeling stuck, I address it and work to find solutions that fit for you. I think we share in the responsibility to move your life forward toward a goal and expect that we will both work together to make that happen. Therapy doesn’t have to be a long, difficult process. Let’s make it fun and meaningful to you.
What makes a Marriage and Family Therapist different from other counselors?
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists are specially trained to attend to the needs of a family system. They should have obtained a master’s degree at an accredited graduate school where the coursework and clinical training are specifically in line with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) requirements. A Clinical Member of the AAMFT is someone who has been vetted for the requirements specific to their membership standards. More information on the AAMFT and it’s standards can be found at AAMFT Qualifications and FAQs. Not everyone who claims to work with couples or families is properly trained to manage that dynamic. Please ask for specific information regarding training when choosing a therapist.
Can you help me with potty training?
Do you need help getting your three year old out of diapers? Are you frustrated and not sure where to start? Teresa can help.
Can you help me with bed wetting?
About 85 percent of children stop wetting the bed by the time they reach five years old. Between the ages of eight to eleven that number increases to over 95 percent.
Teresa can help you learn to help help your child keep dry through the night.
My teenager is out of control. Can you help?
Is your teenager acting disrespectfully or breaking curfew? Are you concerned your teen is abusing alcohol or narcotics? You can take concrete steps to help your child change.
Can you help me or my family?
Yes! Teresa is a Marriage and Family Therapist with offices in Geneva, IL. She is licensed in the state of Illinois and holds a Clinical Membership in the AAMFT.
To make an appointment, call now, or just fill out the form and click Send. Teresa also provides online therapy appointments.