Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Life Coach
Welcome to another episode of The Coach’s Circle Podcast!
Our show is all about showing you everything the world of coaching has to offer–what it is, what it isn’t, and whether it might be the right career choice for you.
Through our conversations with professionals in a variety of different mental health and wellness fields, you’ll gain valuable, real-world insight into their careers and consider how their experiences might impact your own career choices. Our interviews will feature coaches, therapists, counselors, personal trainers, and other professionals who incorporate coaching into their practices. Our hope is that these varied perspectives will help you come to understand exactly the type of coach you were meant to be.
Today’s special guest is Nathaniel Cilley, a licensed mental health counselor and life coach based in New York City.
- Nathaniel takes us through his personal background and why psychology was a natural fit
- A discussion of psychology as compared to other medical fields and it’s unique challenge
- Why Nathaniel decided to focus on clients dealing with anxiety in his practice
- An introduction to Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and why it works
- Nathaniel distinguishes between feeling better and getting better, and why the latter is so much more powerful
“There’s a difference between feeling better and getting better. And often times, feeling better is the enemy of getting better. I think a lot of therapists, unfortunately, with good intentions focus mostly on helping the client feel better instead of get better. If I have social anxiety and I get invited to a Halloween party, I’ll feel better staying at home but getting better would be going to the party and confronting my anxiety. […] If we just use feeling better as a compass to go through life, we’re actually going to be at a significant disadvantage.”