FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS LIFE COACHING?

Life  coaching is about creating the life you want, and empowering you to make your dreams and goals a reality. Many people have goals or dreams that they haven't pursued because they don't know how, or they don't  think they can. 


A personal life coach helps people clarify what they  want, identify what's holding them back from getting what they want, and then helps create a pathway to reach those goals. Does that sound like something that could be helpful in your life? More information on the philosophy at Turning Point Life Coaching can be found on the Philosophy page of this website. 

WHO DOES THE COACHING AT TURNING POINT LIFE COACHING?

Audrey Berger, Ph.D. is the coach at Turning Point Life Coaching.  If you click the link below, you can get more information about our coach on the "Meet Our Coach" page.

WHAT TYPES OF ISSUES CAN BE ADDRESSED AT TURNING POINT LIFE COACHING?

We work with a variety of issues at Turning Point Life Coaching including: 

  • LIFE TRANSITIONS (e.g. Midlife Transition, Getting Married, Becoming A New Parent, Moving, When Children Leave Home, Retirement, etc.)
  • LIFE CHALLENGES (e.g. Stress, Chronic Illness and Disability, After Breast Cancer Treatment, After Divorce, After a Spouse Dies, etc.)
  • RELATIONSHIPS (e.g. Committed Relationships, Parenting and Dating, etc.)
  • CREATIVITY (including Creativity Blocks)
  • NEW DIRECTIONS (e.g. Adding Enjoyment or Meaning, Career Goals or Directions, Pursuing Further Education, Owning a Business, etc.)

If you are uncertain whether your issues can be addressed at Turning Point Life Coaching, contact us to discuss your needs. If Turning Point Life Coaching doesn't work with your issues, our coach will offer some ideas about who you might contact to help you with your issues.

DOES TURNING POINT LIFE COACHING ONLY WORK WITH THE ISSUES DISCUSSED ON THIS WEBSITE?

Of course Turning Point Life Coaching works with the issues described on this website, but we work with other issues as well. However, we do specialize in some of the issues described on the "Life Transitions,"  "Life Challenges" and "Relationships" pages.  Please feel free to use the form on the Contact page to learn more and ask any questions you may have.  

IF I'VE TRIED TO PURSUE MY GOALS BEFORE AND DIDN'T ACHIEVE THEM, WILL COACHING BE ABLE TO HELP ME?

So many people are limited by their beliefs about themselves and their  life. When expectations and perspectives are adjusted to maximize the  possibilities, and actionable (or "coachable") goals are put in place, those possibilities can begin to come within reach. Of course, you may need to push yourself somewhat, in order to move beyond what is familiar and comfortable, develop new skills, or even risk disappointment if you find that a road you've chosen isn't getting you where you want to go. If that happens, we find another way for you to get where you want to go, and make any adjustments that might be helpful. Pursuing goals isn't simple, but nothing worthwhile ever is.


Sometimes it's helpful to obtain the support and guidance of others, which is often family and friends. But, there are times when it's helpful to have someone outside your familiar circle who believes in you, and who is invested in helping you achieve your dreams and goals. So whether it's  working with your beliefs about what is possible for you, or more clearly defining the path and working on ways to move toward your desired destination, or any other components of the coaching process, having this type of support and guidance can help you turn your hopes and dreams into reality.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENT BEWEEN PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COACHING, AND HOW CAN I TELL WHICH IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Life coaching is a goal-oriented and results-oriented process, in which the  coach and client establish a collaborative relationship for the purpose of helping the client meet his or her goals. Coaching is focused on the present and on 'creating' the future. Since coaching is frequently done over the phone, you will be able to work with our coach, Audrey Berger,  Ph.D. no matter where you are located. 


Also, please keep in mind that while psychotherapy may be covered by your health insurance, life coaching is not covered by insurance.