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Have you ever wondered what coaching is and how it differs from therapy? Are you curious if coaching is a good fit for you? If so, this is the episode for you! Listen in as Abby shares her experience meeting with coach Mollie Birney to address issues related to anxiety. We then hear from the coach herself who describes her understanding of coaching and her journey as a licensed therapist who eventually pivoted to coaching. This episode is full of gems so be sure to listen in!
Mollie Birney Bio:
Mollie Birney is a Clinical Life Coach in private practice, she works with high-achieving professionals seeking efficient, authentic transitions and behavioral change. Her coaching style has been described as “compassionate straight-talk with therapeutic roots” and draws upon her years as therapist in a variety of treatment environments, as a private consultant and interventionist for families in crisis. These clinical underpinnings are now the foundation of her work as a personal coach for folks looking for a clearer understanding of the mechanics of their mind. She holds a masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University with a specialization in Addiction Studies.
Editing by: Blackwell Post
Original music by: Juli Crockett
0:48 Abby and Mona discuss their curiosities for the week: what mental health care looks like in the Middle East and a particular hair stylist in Santa Monica
10:46 Abby begins by explaining her understanding of coaching vs therapy
12:41 Abby’s experience of coaching to help with anxiety about money
26:02 Abby answers the question who she thinks coaching would be more suitable for over therapy
28:40 Interview with Mollie Birney
30:32 Mollie explains the difference between coaching and therapy
35:34 Mollie describes what a typical coaching session looks like
37:31 Mollie shares what life circumstances coaching works well for
40:11 Mollie’s personal journey arriving to the healing field
42:42 Mollie explains the use of intuition in her practice
51:46 Our favorite final question: What does Mollie think healing is?
53:20 How to find out more about our guest, Mollie Birney