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Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is the difference between coaching and therapy?

Therapy is used to treat mental disorders. Often, therapy is backward looking as in it looks at past experiences, including traumas, to heal the client. Therapists are trained mental health professionals who have the ability to diagnose and treat mental disorders through various theories. Amy is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, which means she holds a graduate degree in counseling and is currently earning her hours toward licensure under the supervision of Angela Caldwell, MFC 45163

Amy is also an awareness coach. Coaching differs from therapy in that it helps clients achieve goals and perform better in various parts of their lives. Coaching is traditionally forward-looking and doesn’t focus on past traumas but on moving forward and creating new experiences. Coaching is right for you if you want to learn more about yourself and get support in developing a plan of action that will help you reach your desired goal. 

For more information, here is an article that explains this concept in more detail:


If you are still unsure whether you need therapy or coaching, reach out to Amy here and she will help you find what you are looking for!

2. Do you provide in-person or online sessions?

I work with my clients virtually. For special circumstances, in-person session requests may be available in Los Angeles, California.

3. What type of payment do you accept?

Credit card payments and Venmo/Zelle transfers are accepted.

4. What is your cancellation policy?

All clients are asked to cancel their appointments at least 24 hours ahead of time. If you choose to cancel with less than 24 hours notice, you may be charged the full cost of the session.

5. Who do you work with?

I provide couples therapy for couples who reside in the state of California. I provide individual awareness coaching worldwide. 

6. How long do appointments last?

Individual sessions are typically 50 minutes in length. Couples sessions typically last 80 minutes.

7. How often we will meet?

Sessions typically occur weekly, but that may change as the helping relationship continues.

8. Do you accept insurance?

I do not accept health insurance at this time.

9. What theoretical approach do you use?

In my therapy practice, I primarily utilize Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. In my coaching practice I utilize mindfulness techniques and Internal Family Systems.

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