Trained as a *counselor - psychotherapist I've come to find a more fulfilling approach through the practice of Transformational Life Coaching. Online therapy (coaching sessions) are available anywhere across the globe!
Transitioning from the business world, I returned to study my life's dream of working with others in overcoming childhood trauma and abuse. Education includes a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology through Argosy University (2007), and in the home stretch of completing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Capella University. Also, pursuing my Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D. specializing in Transpersonal Counseling through the University of Sedona.
Measuring success is something you will be able to see and feel first hand. Once we begin to understand the origin (beginnings) of what is holding one back, then we can observe the patterns and begin to move forward.
My experience, is that once a person can make the connection between the point of origin and the current beliefs or behavioral patterns we can, at this point begin to create change.
Once the connection is made new/adapted patterns of thinking and behaviors take place and one is able to move forward! It's a learning process, learning to trust self and reduce anxiety and depression. Here's how that looks:
*counselor - psychotherapist, adheres to the concepts that the medical disease model of mental disorders prescribes. Mainly, that the client is viewed as ill with a pathological or pathogenic diagnosis in need of treatment. ( Therapist as Life Coach: An Introduction for Therapist and Other Helping Professionals by Patrick Williams and Deborah C. Davis )