ICF Credentialed coaches who have completed a program with Elaine on psychotherapy with HSPs
According to ICF: “The primary focus of coaching is on creating actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in one’s work or personal life.”
That could be achieving career goals, communicating within relationships, clearing distractions or building stronger boundaries – all taking your sensitive trait into consideration.
If you are seeking help for trauma, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, deeper relationship issues, or deep emotional wounds due to a painful past, please see our therapist section.
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All in this list are ICF credentialed coaches or those with 100 or more hours of training from an ICF-accredited school, and have attended a course on the subject or studied and passed a test on the information in the DVD: A Live Seminar On Psychotherapy and The Highly Sensitive Person, or the book: Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person.
Please note: Elaine does not know personally most of the people on this list and being on it does not mean she recommends them beyond the requirements of this list.
Coaching is a relatively new field. It has come to our attention that some coaches receive much less training, sometimes 16 hours or less, and that there are trainings and certifications costing under $100USD that tell participants they can call themselves coaches, while licensed psychotherapists typically intern for 3000 hours, at great expense. Unlike licensed professions, coaching is not yet government regulated.
We therefore now require that our coaches, at the minimum, hold a PCC (Professional Certified Coach) certificate through the ICF (International Coach Federation), which means they have over 125 hours of training and over 750 hours of coaching experience, and adhere to a rigorous set of ethics.
Again, these coaches (as well as our therapists) are only listed because they became knowledgeable about high sensitivity by watching a DVD or reading a book at a highly professional level on high sensitivity. And we require ICF certification. But that is all.
So please talk to more than one, and request a sample session before you engage them. Do not be influenced by a sales pitch. Try several. Quit if you feel something isn’t right. A good coach will not mind, as you will be a more motivated client when you are happy with the match.
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Coaches listed by type of coaching:
- Life Coaches
- Executive Coaches
- Mentor Coaches
- Career Coaches
- Business Coaches
- Other Coaches Who Specialize in High Sensitivity