What is well-being?
Well-being is a complex combination of a person's physical, mental, emotional and social health factors that affect us in a positive way. Mental health and stability are important components of well being.
There is no one path to achieving your optimal well being. If you find you need some help, who you choose as a guide would depend on a variety of factors based on individual needs:
Do I need a psychologist?
Not everyone can achieve well-being on their own. As a licensed clinical psychologist I offer psychotherapy to address adjustment problems and mental illness that are impairing stability and mental health, critical to achieving well-being. Additionally, I incorporate science based testing and assessment methods in the treatment of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
Transitions can present some of life's biggest challenges. There are transitions we choose, and those we do not, and events such as school changes, retirement, divorce, and death of a loved one can be most difficult. Transitions occur at all ages, and can destabilize us to a point that professional help from a psychologist would be warranted.
As a clinical psychologist I play a key role in helping to maintain the stability of the individual and the family as they progress through transitions, towards a desired state of well-being.
Do I need a Coach?
There are people who seek to reach higher goals and enjoy life to its fullest. Coaching teaches people to flourish and live a meaningful life.
Coaching helps people find their strengths and use them to achieve their goals and ambitions. The relationship between coach and client is a co-relatoinship which derives from support and guidance. Coaching is for people who are creative resourceful and whole, who are looking to take life to the next level.
Coaching helps people of all ages build resilience and thrive through various lifecycle stages. As an experienced coach, I have helped adolescents manage the stress of navigating school and academic performance, professionals gain tools for maximizing productivity, and those verging on retirement build skills to successfully cope with key transitions.
To learn more about how coaching can help you, visit Janet Schrager PhD Coaching