Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Some of the questions that our clients normally ask us..
The National Society of Health Coaches describes Evidence-Based Health Coaching (EBHC)® as the use of evidence-based skillful conversation, clinical strategies and interventions to actively and safely engage clients in health behavior change to better self-manage their health, health risk, and acute and chronic conditions resulting in optimal wellness, lowered health risk, improved health outcomes and decreased health costs.
Merriam-Webster defines wellness as the quality of state of being healthy; or in good health, especially as an activity- sought goal. The Centers for Disease Control define wellness as the degree to which one feels positive and enthusiastic about life. Therefore, it can be reasoned that wellness coaching is guidance and inspiration provided to otherwise “healthy” individuals who desire to maintain or improve their overall general health.
In contrast, the premise of the NSHC is that health coaching is provided to those with disease, acute and chronic conditions, co-morbidities, and/or high health risks and shall be conducted by licensed/credentialed healthcare professionals who by virtue of their healthcare license/credential and clinical practice act, may also provide clinical interventions and treatments within the coaching engagement and assume medico-liabilities for same.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy which helps identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns which have a negative influence on behavior and emotions. It focuses on changing the automatic negative thoughts that can contribute to emotional difficulties, depression, and anxiety, and other factors which have a detrimental impact on mood.
Through CBT, these thoughts are identified, challenged, and replaced with more objective, realistic thoughts. This therapy focuses on a wide range of strategies to help people overcome negative thinking.
Men and women can develop most of the same mental disorders and conditions but may experience different symptoms.
Some symptoms include:
Anger, irritability, or aggressiveness
Noticeable changes in mood, energy level, or appetite
Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
Difficulty concentrating, feeling restless, or on edge
Increased worry or feeling stressed
Misuse of alcohol and/or drugs
Sadness or hopelessness
Feeling flat or having trouble feeling positive emotions
Engaging in high-risk activities
Aches, headaches, digestive problems without a clear cause
Obsessive thinking or compulsive behavior
Thoughts or behaviors that interfere with work, family, or social life
Unusual thinking or behaviors that concern other people
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a remarkably simple and structured method that can be used by anyone to alleviate stress.
Mindfulness Practice is a blend of Eastern traditions originating in India, and the Western tradition of Cognitive Psychology. In the era of evidence-based health outcomes, MBSR has been proven as a universally effective method of stress alleviation.
A certified healthcare coach serves as a bridge between a physician and patient. A certified health care coach navigates patient’s care to optimize compliance through changes in behavior.
Neuro Linguistic Programming, or NLP, empowers, enables and teaches us to better understand the way our brain (neuro) processes the words we use (linguistic) and how that can impact on our past, present and future (programming).
It gives us strategies for observing human behavior and learning from the best (and worst) of that! Simply put, change is possible – all you need is a desire to change and a willingness to learn new ways of being…with yourself, your thoughts and with others. NLP has been defined as the “users manual for your mind” because studying NLP gives us insights into how our thinking patterns can affect every aspect of our lives.
Anxiety Disorders including social phobia
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD)
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Substance Use Disorder
The United States spends more on health care than other developed nations yet have higher medically related deaths and shorter life expectancies compared to other developed countries. Patients in the United States pay more for prescription drugs, clinic visits, procedures, diagnostic tests, and hospital fees. The unsustainable nature of such expenditures has led health policy organizations to advocate for the “High Value Care” approach to reduce these costs.
The success of this initiative depends on proper patient education. Including patients in this decision-making process provides a forum for patient education on balancing pros and cons, costs, and ultimately, the benefits of compliance.
We do not contract directly with health insurances; however you may submit your invoices to your health insurance for reimbursement or use your healthcare expense account.
The cost of the program will be decided based on the complexity of your needs, to navigate to your desired outcome. Typically, a minimum of 90 days is required for any behavioral changes to have lasting effects. Your initial consult is free of charge. My hourly rate is $150 per hour.
FREE Initial “CONVERSATION” to evaluate your inquiry, which on average will take 20 mins. Once reviewing your case, based on the level of assessment required(review medical records, interview, etc.), we will be able to properly quote you. There will be NO COST if the issues are unanswered. We guarantee a timely response, in less than one day, considering all pertinent medical records are available.
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All sessions are conducted via Telehealth, Telemedicine video platform, HIPPA policy compliant, on your mobile phone, PC, iPad