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How Can I Help You?

Whether you desire to address a specific concern for counseling/coaching from Fitness and Nutrition, Mental Health Challenges to Creative Blocks in your Business or Career, and even if you desire to bring more fun and relaxation through events, travel and entertainment consulting services, Sharia Thomas is prepared to help. Her mission is to Empower Others to Live Out Their Infinite Potential! Her trans-formative process occurs through interactions with other Consultants, Coaches, Therapists and Business Owners that motivate individuals, couples, family, groups, and companies to appreciate the meaning of life, learn to love the Inner Self, and become more productive and creative in manifesting the life they truly desire.
 
Are you ready for Sharia Thomas to Join You on Your Next Step in Your Journey
towards Creating a More Abundant Life?
 
Do I really need your help?  I can usually handle my problems.  
  
Sharia Thomas has a background in many diverse fields other than Mental Health such as  from Fitness and Nutrition, Marketing, Sales and Management to Entertainment with Radio, Music and TV.  She aims to empower others to navigate their path with resources, insight, tips and tools to living authentically. Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it.  In fact, counseling and coaching services are for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking services. Therapy/Coaching provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face. 
 

How can your services help me?

 

  • Consult with you to provide a clear and concise course of action to help you reach your goals in Life such as Career, Relationships, Health(Physical, Mental and Emotional), Business, and Travel.
  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
  • Improving communications and listening skills
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family, marriage, career, or business
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence

Why do people seek therapy, counseling or coaching services, and how do I know if it is right for me?

People have many different motivations.   Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well.  Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and creative blocks.  Therapy/coaching can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods.  Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life.   In short, people seeking therapy or coaching are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives. 
  
What is therapy like?
 
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy/coaching, therapy will be different depending on the individual.  In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session.  Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development.  Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).
 
It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy/coaching if you actively participate in the process.  The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life.  Therefore, beyond the work you do in sessions, your therapist/coach may suggest some things you can do outside of the sessio to support your process - such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking therapy/coaching are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.  

What is Online Counseling/Coaching, Etherapy, or Consuling all about, and why would I choose it over face to face services?  
  
Online Counseling/Coaching, Etherapy is providing services via email, chat, phone, or video/webcam sessions.  You will be given the support you need to work through concerns in your life to reaching your goals.  Here are some reasons online services may be is right for you:
I do not have access to services nearby.
I feel anxious or embarrassed about going in person.
I do not have the time to get to and from the office.
I travel for work most of the time.
I live in a foreign country and do not speak the language.
I can not get to the office due to lack of mental or physical capability.
I am depressed and unmotivated.
I have small children at home and are the primary care giver.

What is life coaching like?  
 
Life Coaching is meant to help you reach your true potential by helping you access what's within by focusing on a goal such as improving your physical or even spiritual health in order to obtain a job, get promoted, start a business, or increase revenue for your business.  Your life coach will hold you accountable and help you through the set of limitations that may appear to block your potential to change.  
 
Does what we talk about remain confidential?
 
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and therapist/coach. Successful services requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist's office.   You will be provided a written copy of your confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone.  This is called “Informed Consent”.  Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist/coach to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.

The law protects the relationship between a client and a therapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.

Exceptions include:

    Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.

    If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.

    If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.

 However, state law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
* If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.