Why I Chose Coaching Over Counseling

A little over 4 years ago, right before we moved to Taos, New Mexico, I started a continuing education course in Love Addiction Life Coaching. We were busy moving in and then Chuck became ill and I had to shelf it for the time being. I recently finished the course, took the test and passed, and now am certified as a love addiction life coach.

 

I came away from traditional psychological counseling as I never saw anyone making a whole lot of progress. I saw depressed people only going from one med to another and not really being successfully “not depressed” for any length of time. Please forgive me, I do not mean to demean any other counselor or psychologist. I just knew it wasn’t for me.

 

I am a recovered love addict. Not sexual addict. Love addict. They are often two different things. I was set up for that by my dysfunctional childhood. I began to be led by God into my healing. During this time I began to see that I was having the most success with working with others who had suffered some of the same things I did.

 

I was miraculously healed of depression, which had been life long. I was diagnosed with PTSD but God walked me into a miraculous healing with that. I started to pray about where I could be used and be the most effective. After that prayer I attracted people to my ministry who had love addiction problems and PTSD. In one week I received four e-mails from women who needed help. I then said, “Okay, God. I get the picture.”

 

It is my true desire to help those who have suffered the same things I did. I want to use what I have learned to help others break free.

Coaching works better for some then counseling. It’s because coaches generally work on four areas with clients:

  • Defining goals
  • Formulating a plan that will use the client’s skills
  • Holding the client accountable for progress
  • Providing structure, encouragement and support
  • Contact me if I can help you. 

 

Nothing NO THING is impossible with God