FAQ:

What is coaching?
Many of us already know what we are required to do to thrive, yet we don't necessarily do it. When we decide to make a big step in a positive direction (whether it's initiating an exercise routine, learning a new skill, finishing an old project, or turning a new leaf in a relationship) we start out well, but soon we find ourselves self-sabotaging, getting overwhelmed, falling off the wagon and even giving up altogether. Like with everything else in life, however, making our efforts turn to success is a form of creative art; It's a systematic process that requires knowledge, skill, and mastery.

We often get generous support from friends and family, yet what tends to happen is surprising. The closest people to us can also end up sabotaging our success because they are subconsciously driven to over-protect us. Not to mention the self-sabotage that often comes from our own subconscious mind.

Gathering the right information, knowing what to do, how and when to do it, isn't always easy; We are already bombarded with much contradictory information regarding what is good for our health! And even when we do have the right information - we don't always do what we are supposed to. Following through is a question of accountability. Life is already demanding as it is, and we are often spread too thin... No wonder our new resolutions fall through before we even begin to see any results.

This is why having an educated professional to keep you supported, informed, and accountable makes a complete difference when it comes to reaching your goals.

 
How is coaching different from therapy?:
Coaching is a process of self-discovery and thought expansion to achieve personal goals. It is set apart from therapy by the way the goals of a client are approached. Coaches utilize their expertise of methodologies and tools to help you through a process of self-discovery. It is different from traditional therapy in that coaching is future-oriented with no focus on mental illness. Therapy is mental illness-focused. I do not treat mental illness - I prevent it, as well as help you cope for the future through education and the use of various strategies. My education qualifies me to apply my expertise in each of the 9 dimensions of wellness.

 

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How do I contact you?:
Making the first step is the scariest part of getting started. I try to make contacting us as simple as possible by offering numerous methods of reaching out. Choose what is easiest, and least stressful for you.
We can be contacted by email: floramenteholistics@gmail.com
By phone call or text at any time 585-210-0070
Or through our contact form located in our website menu.

How long are the sessions?:
Sessions typically run from 60 minutes to 75 minutes long.

What insurance do you take?:
I will take insurance once I become board certified. I know at first hand how much coaching transforms the lives of others and understand that the word "affordability" is based on context and varies. You are more than a paycheck to me, but please keep in mind that I need to survive too - If cost poses an issue, please contact me and I will see if anything can be worked out. <3 All people deserve help, and no one should be left behind - so no judgments. I also offer package deals. Please contact me with any questions. 

What do you mean by Somatic Solutions?:
In a clinical or talk-therapy setting, the client is often taught to rely on the expertise of the therapist or professional versus to trust their own insights and bodily wisdom. Floramente believes that you have the answers within and that reconnecting you to the inherent wisdom that resides within can lead you to grow beyond limitation. While working with clients, I encourage them to be introspective and remind them to reconnect with their intuition, trust their own insights, and tune into the deep messages from within. The goal isn't to keep you coming back forever. I want to see you grow to a place where you can walk away with the tools I teach you, trust in yourself, and have confidence in your own judgment. I do love hearing back from my clients though, so keep in touch  :)

What is Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)?:
Trauma-Informed Care is a framework, a mindset, a way of looking at the human experience. The intention of Trauma-Informed Care is not to treat symptoms or issues related to any form of trauma but rather to provide support services in a way that is accessible and appropriate to those who may have experienced trauma. TIC assumes that an individual is more likely than not to have a history of trauma. TIC coaches will be able to listen out for the signs and symptoms that may be part of an internal trauma system, both in the client and in themselves. TIC is not working with clients who require the high level of care offered by a psychiatrist. Trauma-Informed Care recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role trauma may play in an individual’s life. They have creative approaches for accessing autobiographical information from their clients without any aim to be diagnosticians. 

For more information click here: http://socialwork.buffalo.edu/social-research/institutes-centers/institute-on-trauma-and-trauma-informed-care/what-is-trauma-informed-care.html

What is Mental Health First Aid?:
Mental Health First Aid is a national skills-based training program that teaches the skills on how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. At this time only doctors can diagnose mental illness. MHFA can suspect diagnosis, and therefore will refer you to the correct professional, but we do not clinically diagnose, or treat mental illness. And don't worry, this by no means mean sharing your private information with others. The information from our sessions is always private unless otherwise made permissible by you. Together, we can go over if you would like to become formally diagnosed by a doctor of psychiatry - as that is something that usually stays on your health record forever - or if you would prefer to work through mental illness with a psychotherapist instead.

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