FAQ about Coaching

Jasoncoach  Q – What is a life coach?

A – Coaching, is a teaching, training or development process via which an individual is supported while achieving a specific personal or professional result or goal. The individual receiving coaching may be referred to as the client or coachee. The structures, models and methodologies of coaching are numerous, and may be designed to facilitate thinking or learning new behavior for personal growth or professional advancement.

Q – What is the difference between coaching and counseling?

A – When coaching is aimed at facilitating psychological or emotional growth it should be differentiated from therapeutic and counseling disciplines, since clients of coaching, in most cases, are considered healthy (i.e. not sick). The purpose of the coaching is to help them move forward in whatever way they want to move, not to ‘cure’ them. Coaching builds on the core strengths that you as an individual already possess. We work together to refine the plan and deliver you from reluctance to action.

Q – What is the purpose of coaching?

A – Coaching is often designed to facilitate thinking or learning new behavior for personal growth or professional advancement. Coaching works with the strengths that a person already has, and builds on past experienced success. Coaching is meant to foster a sense of independence and empowerment and is not dependent on the counselor assigned the role of expert. Coaching for adults is also available by phone or Skype, as well as in person.

Q- What population do you serve?

A- Adina works with both children and adults. Her specialty is helping parents and children adjust and cope with challenges associated with living with family members having varying degrees of special needs and differing abilities. Parents and children often need extra support and resources, both of which Adina is well equipped and happy to provide.

Q – Is coaching covered by insurance?

A – At this time, we are not in network with any insurance providers, but we are happy to provide receipts and other necessary documentation upon request.

Q- What training and certifications does the clinician hold?

A – Adina holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychology. She holds credentials as a Certified Life Coach from the Coach Training Alliance, which is accredited by the International Coaching Federation. Adina has also been trained as a facilitator and has successfully mediated situations between school districts and parents, and parents who may be going through divorce or have differing parenting approaches that are adversely affecting their home life. Adina is both a credentialed mediator and a Family Law Mediator. She frequently conducts mediations for special needs families needing a divorce or modification to divorce orders. Further, Adina has served as a national educational consultant for a parenting program and trained hundreds using practical parenting and researched based intervention strategies. She has been recognized by the Collin County Association of Young Children for her role as a child and family advocate and is also a member of the elite Texas Trainer Registry.