Susan Ortolano, M.A., CMRC, PCC
Intuitive Life & Relationship Coach

How is coaching different from therapy?

Although there is at times some overlap between coaching and therapy, coaches DO NOT treat clinical disorders such as anxiety, depression, addiction and phobias and assume that the Client is in sound psychological health. Coaching focuses on how to move forward as well as identifying limiting beliefs and stories that block that process, while therapy focuses more on emotional processing and exploring the past.

What happens during a coaching session?

For individual coaching session, we coach on the phone which saves your time and honors the physical space and geographical location you are in. Although I have a "format", my first priority is supporting your request for coaching for that session.

With group sessions, there is a combination of individual support, group sharing and education. We are on a telephone bridge line together. Although I also have a format, people will get individual support during the group time as well.

How would you describe your coaching style?

I have an open heart and a deep intuition that I bring to each session. I see and sense what is being said, what is not being said and hold a space of love and compassion. I see each person as a radiant, divine being having a human experience and as whole, perfect, and complete. I bring a sense of realism, practicality as well as humor to the mix along with inspiration, wisdom, and clarity.

How long does the coaching process last?

That depends on how long you want this type of support. I ask for a minimum of four months for individual coaching because it takes some time to assess your situation, look at what you intend for your life, looking at the kind of energy you have to work in between our sessions. For group sessions, I ask for a minimum of 12 sessions.