Are you operating under Church approval?
Yes! We have been approved to operate by our local ordinary (bishop).
What makes your coaching “Catholic”?
We ground our teaching in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and are committed to teaching only what it is in line with the Magisterium. Our coaching model includes God in your pursuit of goodness, because we believe that true Beatitude (our ultimate goal of supreme happiness) is only attainable through virtue and grace. God is the only author of good, and our purpose is to know the good, not invent it. Finally, we recognize that self-development takes place in the context of a spiritual battle, so we equip our clients with the knowledge, tools, and resources of our Catholic faith to resist the enemy as they seek Beatitude.
What is the difference between coaching and therapy?
There is a lot of overlap between coaching and therapy, but here are three important distinctions. First, mental health practitioners can diagnose and treat mental illness, while coaches do not diagnose and treat mental illness. Second, coaches and therapists work with different people on the spectrum of mental health. Therapists work with people who are mentally ill or living below a baseline of what is considered to be mentally healthy (though they can also work with healthy people who desire greater wellness), while coaches help people who are mentally healthy (at or above baseline) achieve greater wellness. Third, mental health professionals work with patients on past, present and sometimes future wellness, while coaches tend to focus on present and future wellness with a targeted goal in mind.
What is the difference between coaching and spiritual direction?
Coaching focuses on human formation, such as helping clients work toward a noble material goal or increase in acquired virtue. Spiritual direction focuses on developing a person’s prayer life and relationship with God. Coaches typically meet with clients more frequently (daily, weekly or biweekly) while spiritual directors typically meet less frequently (6-8 weeks). The coaching relationship is typically focused on short-term goals with a finite end, while spiritual direction is long-standing and may span the life of the director or directee. Coaching and spiritual direction can work effectively in conjunction with each other.
Do you take insurance?
No. Coaching is a service not covered by insurance.
How do I know if I need coaching?
First of all, nobody “needs” to go to a coach. But you may benefit from what we offer at Metanoia Catholic if you:
- Struggle with stagnation in spiritual, relational or professional growth
- Have a goal, but just aren’t making any progress towards it
- Feel like you have more potential, but don’t know how to tap into it
- Struggle with making decisions or sticking to them
- Feel like a spectator of your own life
- Feel controlled by your life and circumstances
- Keep running into the same problems over and over again
- Need better boundaries
- Want to be more intentional about growth in virtue
- Feel bored with your life, or if the thought of being the same person one year from now makes you feel sad.
Whether it’s the journal, the Metanoia Academy, the Purgative Way Course for coaches or one-on-one coaching with a Metanoia Catholic Coach, we are here to help you find your life in God’s abundance.