What is a online mental health coach?
An online mental health coach is someone who has life experience with mental health challenges that coaches others to overcome these challenges.
What qualifies me as an online mental health coach?
On a personal level, I have life experience with depression, anxiety, and hypomania. I have a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder Type 2. In the past my depression and anxiety were debilitating. I had panic attacks all the time and developed agoraphobia. I have since learned how to manage my anxiety and have not had a panic attack in years. My depression was so severe that I had suicidal thoughts every day and had a suicide attempt in 2004. I have since altered my behavior (see the post called Changing Your Sexual Behavior to Eliminate Suicidal Thoughts) and rarely have suicidal thoughts. When I do have them, they are very fleeting.
On a professional level, I have a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. I also have experience in the mental health field as a dual disorder assessment counselor, rehab clinician, and helpline counselor with the Harris Health Center in Houston, Texas (formerly Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County). I have also worked as a practicum trainee running groups with the severely mentally ill (with diagnoses of depression, bipolar, and schizophrenia/schizoaffective) and have co-facilitated groups for sex and love addiction, codependence, and chemical dependency. For a list of my places of employment in mental health, see my About page at the bottom.
What can I help you with?
I can help you overcome mental health struggles related to depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, panic attacks, addiction (chemical dependency and/or process addictions like sex and love addiction), grief/loss, relationship issues/divorce/break ups, motherhood, career/unemployment/disability, and spirituality.
Why hire me as your online mental health coach?
Why not? My coaching style is person-centered. As your coach, I will collaborate with you to come up with the best solutions for your mental health challenges. I believe that every individual has the answers inside of them and it is up to me as your coach to help you realize those answers and coach you to take action to conquer your mental health challenges.
What is SoulCollage?
I am a SoulCollage Facilitator (www.soulcollage.com) and if you desire, I can facilitate your creating SoulCollage cards to assist you with your healing. Creating SoulCollage cards is one of my favorite leisurely activities. They are fun to create and there is a lot of power in what the cards possess in guiding you in your healing process.
What are my fees?
I look forward to working with you soon. I work on a sliding scale fee, so if you don’t think you can afford my rates, then ask me about my sliding scale fee. If money is the only obstacle to your hiring me as your coach, we can definitely work something out. It is my goal to help you live a better, more productive, and happier life. I want you to succeed in all of your endeavors!
To get started, sign up for a free phone consultation by clicking here.
To your Success!
Mary Kidd, MACP, online mental health coach