Julie offers 50 minute faith-based domestic violence and abuse recovery coaching (weekend availability) on a virtual basis for women who are seeking to recover from traumatic abuse. She intentionally keeps fees on the lower side and offers a significant discount for women who are actively participating in the ARMS Her Journey groups.
It’s been said that there is a difference between counseling and coaching. For counseling, often the focus is on things in the past (childhood etc) and work on healing those issues, knowing that they might be affecting our circumstances today. In coaching, the idea is to focus more on the present and future, and how to move forward abundantly. Julie finds that coaching in regards to healing from abuse and/or working on becoming “unstuck”, sometimes both arenas need addressed.
What might a coaching session include?
-Listening and taking notes as participant talks. Sometimes asking questions for clarity. (No judgement-zone)
-Asking about goals, where participant feels “stuck”, what they hope to accomplish with coaching.
-Making recommendations and suggestions. Asking how one feels about the particular recommendations and suggestions.
-Assistance with discovering a next step in a process of an unhealthy relationship.
-Occasional assignments, including reading, if participant is able/willing.
-Goal setting and accountability, if participant is able/willing.
-Prayer time at the end of each session.
Julie is a protected advocate with the State of Oregon, although she coaches ladies from all over the United States and beyond. This means a victim in Oregon can share information and she will maintain confidentiality, even if subpoenaed by the Courts. Julie will make an exception if anyone’s life is in danger or if someone is at a high risk of being hurt. Julie is not a licensed counselor (and cannot take health insurance), although she has had hundreds of hours of training in both psychology and domestic violence, is the author of faith-based abuse advocacy training, actively teaches and trains others in domestic abuse and recovery and is considered a domestic violence expert.