Common Questions

Common Questions

How can a Life Strategist help me?
A number of benefits are available from working with a life strategist. Life Strategists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that Strategists can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Strategists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from a strategist depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from a Life Strategist include:

    • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
    • Developing skills for improving your relationships
    • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek resolve
    • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
    • Managing anger, grief, low mood, and other emotional pressures
    • Improving communications and listening skills
    • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
    • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
    • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence

Do I really need to develop a stragey?  I can usually handle my problems.
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, a strategist is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping mind and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking advice. A strategist provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and help individuals to overcome whatever challenges you face.

Why do people go to a Life Strategist and  how do I know if it is right for me?

People have many different motivations for coming to a Life Strategist some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well.  Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, low self-image, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and creative blocks.  A strategists  can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods. Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life.   In short, people seeking a Life Strategists are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives.
What is a session like?
Because each person has different issues and goals, a session will be different depending on the individual.  In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous session.  Depending on your specific needs, a session can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development.  Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your Strategist  (usually weekly).
It is important to understand that you will get more results from a session if you actively participate in the process.  The ultimate purpose of strategizing is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life.  Therefore, beyond the work you do in sessions with your strategist may suggest some things you can do on your own to support your process - such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking a Life Strategist are ready to make positive changes in their lives, and are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.
Do you take insurance?
No, Self Pay out of pocket only, you will receive a receipt for your personal records .
Does what we talk about in our session remain confidential?
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and Life Strategist. Successful strategizing requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but in the office.  Every strategist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone.  This is called “Informed Consent”.  Sometimes, however, you may want your strategist to share information or give an update to someone on your personal list ( family, your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law your strategist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.
However, state law and professional ethics require strategist to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by    the client or collateral sources.
* If the strategist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threated to harm another person.

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