What is life coaching?

Coaching is an action focused collaborative relationship between the coach and the client. The focus of coaching is to guide you through the process of discovering what steps to take in order to accelerate positive changes and achieve your desired goal in any area of your life that you would like to focus on. I will help you access the resources you need to implement the solution that works for you.

How does life coaching work?

We will set up a series of weekly structured conversations aimed at helping you expand your thinking, deepen self awareness, and improve your life. It is a goal-directed, results-oriented relationship where I will be your accountability partner, coaching you to achieve success. The primary tool in life coaching is asking the right questions to help you recognize what you want to learn and to co-create a strategy leading to the goal. Each week we will have an action plan, debrief on the past week – successes or challenges – and explore your next step.

What does a Life Coach NOT do?

Life Coaches do not give advice and is not directive.

It is important to note that a Life Coach is not a Therapist. Coach Crystal is, however, experienced in working with youths dealing with learning difficulties or suffering from depression and is open to working in conjunction with licensed mental health practitioners as an added member of a young adult’s support team.

Please note that coaching is NOT a suitable replacement to treat mental illness. If you are seeking or considering working with a therapist, please consult with a licensed mental health professional.

How does life coaching differ from Therapy and Mentoring?

One of the main differences between Coaching and Therapy is that Therapy is often past , present and future focused and focuses on areas of dysfunction and psychological issues and concerns. However, Coaching is present and future focused and the client is considered psychologically healthy that is seeking to grow , set goals and overall improve their life satisfaction. In Coaching, every client is viewed as an individual who is creative, resourceful and whole.

While Mentoring and Coaching are two ways to assist in transforming the lives of others they are indeed different. In a coaching relationship, the client is the expert and the coach acts as a catalyst to draw out the best in the client. However, in a mentoring relationship, the mentor is the expert and shares his wisdom based on experience with the client.

Why should I hire a Youth & Young Adult Life Coach?

The truth is, Life Coaching works! There are infinite amount of reasons why you should hire a Life Coach. Life Coaches provides accountability, helps you gain clarity, helps you find a fresh perspective and helps you discover what is already inside of you to help you rise to your best self.

Who do you work with and what areas of my life can you help me with?

My Clients are typically between the ages of 14-24. I will engage in organic coaching with the client. However, my specialized coaching areas include Time Management, Goal Setting, Self Esteem & Self Confidence, Change & Transitions, Dating & Relationships, Motivation, Effective Communication, Test Anxiety, Managing Expectations, Passion & Purpose, Handling Peer & Social Pressures.

Can I work with both a Life Coach and a Therapist?

Yes! Due to the fact the at Life Coaching is it’s own unique service and differs from therapy, for some it is recommended that the Client work with the Life Coach and Therapist simultaneously if the client has mental health concerns.

How long can I expect life coaching engagement to last?

I ask for a minimum commitment of 3 months or 12 sessions as it allows time to identify and work through self-defeating behavior as well as obtain significant results with specific goals. The ideal coaching relationship can last for 6 months or more depending on the client’s goals.

How much does life coaching cost?

Please visit the Investment page for detailed cost information.

How can I schedule a session?

Please contact me to schedule a free Consultation prior to scheduling any sessions so we can make sure that Life Coaching  is a right fit for you. After your Consultation we can schedule your first visit.

Are payment plans available?

Yes, payment plans are available. Visit the Investment page for more information.

How do you accept payment?

After scheduling you will receive an invoice via email to make your payment via Paypal or using a debit or credit card.

Is your service covered by insurance?

No, my coaching service is not covered by insurance.

Where do you conduct your sessions?

I conduct my sessions in person within the home or within the community at a place that is mutually convenient or virtually via Zoom.

In-Person coaching is offered in the following NJ Counties: Essex, Union, Passaic, Bergen, Hudson, Morris, Middlesex and Somerset.

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