Would you consult a Counselor, Life Coach or Mentor?
I'm just curious which one you would seek help with and what may be your main reasons.
Hell yes - I would seek all three and for very concrete reasons. I have a lot on my plate, but that's almost constant. I suffer from major depression, generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, Nonverbal Learning Disability, hydrocephalus, memory issues...
I am so overwhelmed and need all sorts of help pronto.
After (seriously) exhausting all the self study/self help options if I had the means to hire an "expert" to get me where I wanted to go I would do it based upon the following criteria. (What goal am I striving to achieve? Does this person have a record of success helping others reach (my) particular goal?
I would not get caught up on degrees or credentials. The most important thing to me is (results)! Therefore a degreed counselor would hold no more weight in my eyes than a reputable Life Coach or Mentor.
For instance I don't believe Life Coach, Tony Robbins has a degree or any special credentials but he has built a reputation for getting results and charges up to $1 Million dollars to get one on one help from (him) for a year. He offers workshops/retreats which can run up to several thousands. He also has worked with several high powered and famous clients.
Yes. In getting my bachelors in Psychology, there were extra credit therapy sessions you could attend. Every time I walked out feeling turned upside-down, but it was so exciting. I never knew what they would say and was interested in their feedback. Probably a mentor because I already have two of them. A business friend in California and my first Psychology professor.
I feel that all three services are great and can be beneficial depending on what you are looking for. Therapist are trained to go more in depth and work with people faced with specific conditions and disorders. Life coaches and mentors are great for personal growth, direction, and pursuing goals.
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