A lot of us prefer to try to fix our problems on our own rather than reach out to others. We may ask for help from friends or family but with limited success. We hesitate to ask for help because we have been taught that we should take care of things ourselves.
The good news is that there have been advances in the kind of help we can receive in the last 20 years. The stigma associated with looking for outside help is going away. Many of my clients say they have difficulty going to therapy. Although I think therapy is an excellent way to work out issues there are also alternatives such as coaching.
When I work with people we don’t go into mental health issues or dwell in the past. It is not because these things aren’t important but rather because coaching deals with the here and now and what you can do to improve it in the future.
I work with people to help them figure out what’s going on and help them formulate a plan to fix it. This approach is helpful for people who just need a supportive outside person who can motivate them to move in the direction they choose.
If you have been looking for a way to deal with relationship issues or problems perhaps coaching is a good option for you. A coach helps you get what you want out of your relationships by clearing away that obstacles and helping you design your new path to happiness.