Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some answers to commonly asked questions regarding our services. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to someone on our team, contact us today.
What is Life Coaching?
Life Coaching is similar to seeing a therapist. The differences between seeing a life coach and seeing a therapist have to do with the type of credential earned and the level of expertise in particular matters. Life Coaching can be used in conjunction with other mental health services or instead of mental health services, depending on the preference of the client. If you have questions about your Life Coach’s credentials and expertise level, please let us know and we will provide the requested information.
What does a typical session look like?
The first session reviews paperwork, confidentiality, and your initial reason for coming to see a Therapeutic Life Coach. The following few sessions will involve discussions of goals and desires. Future sessions are highly individualized for each client depending on the needs and approach chosen.
How long is a typical session?
Typical sessions are one hour long, with additional time scheduled if needed.
Who can benefit from Life Coaching?
Anyone can benefit from Life Coaching. Those especially suited for it include those struggling with thoughts, feelings, or behaviors or someone who is living with a mental health concern, whether short or long term. Life Coaching can benefit individuals coping with a recent life event or a long-term problem.
What behavioral / mental health concerns does Blooming Lotus Innovations Inc. treat?
Blooming Lotus Innovations Inc. treats a variety of different common behavioral and mental health concerns. Please contact us to find out if we can fit your treatment needs.
What coaching strategies are offered for mental health concerns at Blooming Lotus Innovations Inc.?
A variety of strategies may be used together to provide the best care possible. Strategies used include but are not limited to: applied behavior analysis, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, holistic psychotherapy (talk-therapy), spiritual counseling, life purpose coaching, relationship, and group coaching.
Where does Life Coaching take place with Blooming Lotus Innovations Inc.?
Coaching sessions take place via a secure virtual platform. Text subscription plans are also available. In-person sessions are available on a case-by-case basis.
Is my mental health care confidential?
Yes, in compliance with state and federal rules regarding client confidentiality, all communications to and from Blooming Lotus Innovations Inc. are completely confidential. If you would like to review confidentiality with your Life Coach or discuss confidentiality further, please contact us.
How do I know when to seek mental health treatment for myself or a loved one?
Each mental health condition has its own set of signs and symptoms. In general, however, professional help may be warranted if you or a loved one experiences:
Marked change in personality, eating or sleeping patterns
Inability to cope with problems or daily activities
Strange or extreme ideas
Prolonged depression or loss of interest or enjoyment
Thinking or talking about suicide
Extreme mood swings or excessive anger, hostility or violent behavior
Many people who have mental health conditions consider their signs and symptoms a normal part of life or avoid treatment out of shame or fear. If you're concerned about your mental health or a loved one's mental health, don't hesitate to seek advice.
How do I talk to my loved one about getting treatment?
If you need assistance talking to your loved one about seeing a Life Coach, reach out to us today and we'd be happy to help.
A bit of helpful advice from mentalhealth.gov: Do you need help starting a conversation about mental health? Try leading with these questions and make sure to carefully listen to your friend or family member's response.
I’ve been worried about you. Can we talk about what you are experiencing? If not, who are you comfortable talking to?
What can I do to help you to talk about issues with your parents or someone else who is responsible and cares about you?
What else can I help you with?
I am someone who cares and wants to listen. What do you want me to know about how you are feeling?
Who or what has helped you deal with similar issues in the past?
Sometimes talking to someone who has dealt with a similar experience helps. Do you know of others who have experienced these types of problems who you can talk with?
It seems like you are going through a difficult time. How can I help you to find help?
How can I help you find more information about mental health problems?
I’m concerned about your safety. Have you thought about harming yourself or others?
When talking about mental health problems:
Communicate in a straightforward manner
Speak at a level appropriate to a person’s age and development level (preschool children need fewer details as compared to teenagers)
Discuss the topic when and where the person feels safe and comfortable
Watch for reactions during the discussion and slow down or back up if the person becomes confused or looks upset
What if I'm feeling suicidal, or I'm worried that my loved one is thinking of taking their life?
Seek immediate assistance. You can:
Call 911 and ask to speak to the mental health worker on call.
Call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255) or (800) SUICIDE (784-2433)
Text “NAMI” to 741741 if you are having suicidal thoughts or urges.
Call Mental Health Crisis Hotline at 1-800 442-HOPE (4673) or chat online at: http://hopeline.com/
For more information about crisis scenarios, please go to our page, "If In Crisis..."