I was trained as a traditional psychologist, so I practiced like one.
My patients were taught how to be a patient so they made an appointment, showed up, we talked for 50 minutes and they made another appointment on the way out.
What I have discovered is that there are other ways to be a psychologist.
I made a huge change when I stopped taking insurance, labeling people with a diagnosis and being told when it was time to end their care.
I was frustrated.
And so I acted more like a coach and my patients became clients.
I began to see people achieve more, take control and experience happiness.
Over the years the business model has been changing and continues to change.
And I have found that Group Coaching is really effective. I kind of already knew that having run youth and prison groups, but the benefits are much broader.
If you think traditional one-on-one coaching is the only type of coaching for you, think again.
I will address the benefits of group coaching in the next newsletter.