Why Mentorship? (vs therapy, coaching, & psychics)

Have you tried therapy, coaching, and psychics (or other professionals) to solve your problems and left feeling something is missing? Are you tired of having someone tell you what is wrong with you and how to fix it? Are you frustrated with experts coming off as know-it-alls? Have you been disappointed by psychics and spiritual teachers getting it all wrong?

Over my lifetime, I have sought the advice and counsel of many professionals to guide me to answers, particularly through challenging and difficult times. All of these professionals, therapists, coaches, and spiritual teachers, were well trained and qualified in their professions and their areas of expertise. I want to be clear here. There is a time and a purpose for a clinical therapist, and a coach, and a psychic or spiritual teacher. These professions are all valid and beneficial. I wouldn't be who I am today without the myriad of professionals who served me.

However, after working with all of them, something felt missing to me. Sure, they were all giving me information. Telling me what to do, how to do it, and why I should do it their way. What was lacking was the drawing upon my own innate internal wisdom!

Their expertise lacked something that I desperately needed, quality MENTORSHIP.


Now, years later, I consider myself a mentor to my clients.

Therapy

Clinical Mental Health Diagnosis with a Treatment Plan


I endured some really traumatic pain in the months during and after my divorce. I played the game of "find the right therapist" for well over a year. Each one diagnosed me with some "disorder." By the end of the year I had a list of conditions (seasonal affective disorder, clinical depression, panic disorder, generalized anxiety, adjustment disorder. . .) the list went on. None of them really felt right. Rather, with each one, I walked away from the session often feeling more broken than I did when I started the session. There were several times I left the session in tears, so unable to function, that I had to cry in my car for over an hour before I was okay to drive home.


Therapists will clinically diagnose you with a mental health disorder or condition (PTSD, bipolar, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, etc.). They work with you to help you heal from the deep traumas and tragedies of your life and childhood that manifest as mental health disorders. Work with a therapist is a long intensive process that requires a professional with extensive clinical experience.


EXAMPLES

  • a mental health therapist will identify your symptoms and work through a treatment plan to identify and heal from root causes (past traumas & tragedies)

  • a marriage and family therapist will help couples and families work through challenging relationship issues

  • a psychiatrist will diagnose your issue and prescribe and monitor pharmaceutical medications to adjust your brain chemistry

As your mentor, I will refer you to a therapist if I see that you have underlying deep mental health conditions that need specific clinical treatment. I am not qualified, experienced, or trained to address clinical conditions that result from deep traumas and tragedies.



Psychics & Spiritual Teachers

Hope for the possibilities and potentials

I often found solace in the support I sought from my astrologer and psychic experts. Whether they pulled tarot cards, analyzed my numerology, or red my chart, they gave me hope for better days in the future, and perspective for what I'd endured. Yet, I often felt frustrated when what they "predicted" didn't come true. Until I realized that their predictions were just "possibles" and in some rare cases "probables" that could change with any flip of decision or change. There are SO many possible outcomes, that prediction with 100% accuracy is impossible. Yet, to see the light through the trees when the forest is thick, a psychic's perspective is often welcome.


Psychics and spiritual guides offer you both insight to your core personality and character as well as potential prophecies for your future outlook. They help you to understand the unexplainable and find comfort despite the uncertainties of life.


EXAMPLES

  • a minister or pastor provides religious practice to help you have faith and belief in something bigger than yourself,

  • astrologers, numerologists, and intuitives will give you guiding insight to your personality and character as well as possible futures

  • a medium will help you communicate with spirits, angels, ancestors, and/or pets and animals to receive messages from the other side.

As your mentor, I will refer you to a psychic, astrologer, or spiritual guide if I see that you are seeking answers to existential questions and the unexplained.


Coaching

Goal-setting, accountability, and cheerleading