The heart is a garden.
If left alone and unattended, it withers and fades in the wilds.
But with cultivation and care, it grows rich with life.
What to Expect in
Counseling or Coaching
A wonderful journey awaits those who have the courage to take the first step.
What does the typical Biblical Counseling or Coaching journey look like?
(1) OPTIONAL FREE PHONE CONSULTATION
Prior to your first coaching or counseling session, you are welcome to SCHEDULE a FREE 15-Minute Phone Consultation, if desired. This is Lyndsey's gift to you in order to give you the opportunity to briefly get to know her and ask any questions you may have. You can also text 423.600.9171 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
(2) YOUR INITIAL SESSION
Your Initial Intake Session is intentionally and strategically designed and consists of four primary parts:
Your Presenting Concerns and Story - You will share about your primary concerns or challenges, as well as the relevant story related to the challenges you are currently facing.
A Whole Life Assessment - Lyndsey will be asking questions and completing a Whole Life Assessment based on your Intake Paperwork and what you share during your first conversation.
Your Top Goals for Transformation - As you share your story, Lyndsey will help you to identify your top 3-4 goals for personal transformation.
Recommendations - Based on the initial information shared thus far, Lyndsey will provide initial feedback on the most effective ways she can work with you to take steps forward in addressing the concerns and goals identified.
An Intentional, Customized Plan - Together, the two of you will begin to outline the first steps of a strategic plan for growing in spiritual, emotional, and relational health.
By the end of the first session, we will have an initial vision and plan for your transformation journey. Most clients begin to feel relief, hope, and increasing clarity even during this first session.
In between sessions you will have customized "homework" to complete as you move forward towards your goals. Your homework will walk you through small, real-life, practical steps you will be taking toward the life you are seeking, and it works. The homework itself is essential and is just as important as the counseling or coaching sessions themselves -- if not more so!
(4) FOLLOW-UP SESSIONS
In subsequent sessions, the focus of conversation varies depending upon what is most strategic and how the Holy Spirit is leading. Sessions can include:
processing emotions and events
examining hurdles and roadblocks
processing your personal life story
learning how to listen to and connect with God
finding freedom from guilt and shame
examining your thought life
assessing progress and modifying action plans
learning how to study the bible
developing emotional and relational skills
growing in self-awareness
establishing boundaries with time and people
exploring your talents and giftings
and much more...
Lyndsey uses a wide range of tools within an intentional framework that results in real change and momentum as you move forward in God's good plan for your life.
(5) WRAPPING UP
As you grow nearer your personal goals, the frequency of sessions typically decreases and eventually concludes. Some clients choose to come in for a final session, while others choose a concluding phone or email conversation. Either is fine, dependent upon your preferences and needs.
(6) IN THE FUTURE
In the future, you are always welcome to return for a visit as needed as you journey through various seasons of life. It can be encouraging and beneficial to work with a coach/counselor with whom you already have an established relationship and whom you know and trust.