Therapy Versus Trauma Recovery Coaching
What Trauma Recovery Coaches Do: A trauma recovery coach is a mentor, encourager, good listener, and an equal team partner for your recovery journey. We give safe space in a respectful, nonjudgmental way for clients who may be struggling or suffering. As a trauma recovery coach, my services are only for women. I offer women clients practical tools for healing, education, empowerment, and freedom. Sometimes, clients can feel stuck in which I am a gentle guide helping you to gain clarity, confidence, and peace of mind. My job is to work with you collaboratively to help you clear the path so that you can find realistic solutions.
What’s blocking your healing path? Old mindsets, false beliefs, dysfunctional coping behaviors, toxic relationships, stuck in survivor mode, feeling hopeless or powerless, shame, being silenced or manipulated by toxic people, lack of boundaries, or fear are the main obstacles to trauma recovery. Is it easy? No. Is it worth it? Yes, absolutely.
YOU are worthy of being seen. YOU are worthy of being heard. YOU are worthy of validation. YOU are worthy of safety. YOU are worthy of love. YOU are worthy of healing. YOU are worth it!
If you are currently seeing a therapist or psychologist, but you need more hands-on, goal-oriented assistance, a trauma recovery coach can work in conjunction with your treatment team to address the nuts and bolts of your healing journey.
What Trauma Recovery Coaches Don’t Do: A certified trauma recovery coach is ethically prohibited by the International Association of Trauma Recovery Coaching from working with minors, from working with people who are actively suicidal, or who are actively engaging in dangerous, self-harming activities. Trauma recovery coaches do not prescribe medications, don’t give advice about medications, and they do not diagnose mental illness.
Certified trauma recovery coaches are not a consultant who gives advice. Instead, we ask clients helpful questions and become curious about potential options for the client’s recovery. It is client-focused and based on what YOU want for your healing journey. If the client has concerns or questions about medications, a diagnosis, and negative side effects or withdrawals from medications, these are issues that must be addressed by a traditional therapist, psychiatrist, or other medical professionals.