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  • Mindful Dr. Paula

Coaching Services

One-on-One Coaching Services

 

I offer coaching in-person at my office in Chicago, IL and virtually (by confidential video chat) worldwide. Coaching is ideal for the following:

  • Becoming more flexible in how you react to stress

  • Coping with anxiety and perfectionism (the need to get everything "right") 

  • Learning to eat and/or exercise intuitively

  • Improving your relationship with food, exercise, or body image

  • Developing better self-care practices

  • Learning assertive communication skills and boundary-setting

  • Practicing mindfulness and/or meditation in daily life

Coaching is NOT the same as therapy. It is very focused and goal-oriented, and we do not go as in-depth into your medical or mental health as we would in therapy. Together, we decide how many times and how frequently to meet to help you achieve your goals. You will not receive a diagnosis, and we do not accept insurance for coaching services.

My fee for individual coaching is $175 for the initial session and $150 for follow-up sessions.

Please note: Coaching is not an appropriate treatment for eating disorders, depression, clinical anxiety, or trauma. These conditions warrant therapy, which I provide in-person in Chicago. If at any point we become concerned that coaching is not the right level of care for you, I will provide referrals for clinical treatment.

 

Group Coaching for Body Image Resilience

I facilitate Body Image Resilience Groups in-person in Chicago, IL. These groups run for 5 weeks at a time, for 60 to 90 minutes on a weekday evening. In the group, you will focus on:

  • Understanding how and why body image concerns develop

  • Letting go of insecurities

  • Developing greater self-awareness and increasing self-compassion

  • Learning to spot and reject the harmful effects of diet and beauty culture

  • Recognizing the larger social, cultural, and political systems at play

  • Becoming a smarter consumer of media 

  • Enjoying life without fixating on your body or appearance

The group is intended for adult women (18 & up) who want to address body image in a supportive community setting. I conduct brief screeners with everyone before joining, to ensure goodness-of-fit among the group members.

I have a limited number of spots left in the Summer group, which will run from 5:30-7pm on Wednesdays, July 10- August 7. You can learn more about the group here.

If you're ready to join, click the button below to make a request!