Here are frequently asked questions (FAQs). This list can help you decide if coaching with me is a good fit. Anything you’re curious about but not on this list? Please email me directly.
- What is the difference between coaching and therapy?
- Does Lisa Schwaller Coaching work with individuals or couples?
- What is a coaching session like?
- How many sessions does it take to see change / feel better?
- Do you work with a coach?
What is the difference between coaching and therapy?
In simplest terms, therapy is for people who are non-functional and/or who have a diagnosed medical condition. As a coach, I work with people who are functional yet looking for assistance creating new results in their life. I am aware of the ethical boundaries of where I can assist, and when it’s time to refer a client to a licensed medical professional. I have earned the certificate of completion in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 1). Their assessment and intervention framework is based in decades of research, and I incorporate this work in my practice with both individuals and couples.
Does Lisa Schwaller Coaching work with individuals or couples?
Most of my practice serves individuals, one partner who is getting coaching to learn how to show up better in the relationship. I also coach couples using a combination of joint and individual sessions. Both partners must agree to coaching with me. During our consult, I will suggest a package length that addresses your unique situation.
My clients see amazing results whether they work individually or together.
What is a coaching session like?
Sessions are 50 minutes and held by Zoom. You do not need to prepare in any way. I design a custom program for each of my individual clients. My clients tell me that coaching feels like a natural conversation about a topic they’ve never been able to share with anyone before…even sometimes their partner. I believe that my clients have incredible insights, and coaching is the way to help them find exactly what they believe, want, and what they want to do.
How many sessions does it take to see change / feel better?
My clients work with me for a minimum of 16 sessions. It’s common that we are working through years of thought patterns. That said, my clients tell me that they started feeling better after our first free mini-session. Working with a coach is a powerful experience.
Do you work with a coach?
Yes, every week. While I am trained in the art of coaching myself, it helps to work through both opportunities and problems with a trained coach. They are able to help me see things that were in “blind spots.”