FAQ


Q: What is a self-care coach?
A: A self-care coach is a confident and accountability partner. Helping you to create balance in mind, body, and soul.
Q: What does a self-care coach do?
A: A self-care coach helps you to communicate, set boundaries, and make you a priority to heal from within. You cannot give from a cup that is empty putting you first is not selfish. 
Q: Is a self-care coach the same as a therapist or counselor? 
A: No, there are many differences the most significant difference between a self-care coach and counselor or other mental health professional is in focus, diagnosing, and licensing. As a self-care coach, I am not, nor do I pretend to be licensed in counseling. I also do not diagnose or assess for mental health issues. 
Q: What training do you have?
A: Shakirah holds a BA in psychology and an MS in family and child development. 
Q: Are you licensed?
A: No, to be a self-care coach does not require licensing. 
Q: Who do you help?
A: Any, but Shakirah specializes in working with mothers and women living with mental illness. 
Q: How can you help me?
A: Shakirah can help you learn to balance work, relationships, motherhood, and find time for yourself. Shakirah believes that no one is broken and holds the strength from within to change their own life with a little help from a coach. 
Q: I have a mental illness, will you work with me?
A: Yes, however, it is best to consult your doctor and/or mental health professional before hiring a self-care coach. 
Q: What happens once I hire you?
A: You will be sent the necessary documentation.  Your first counseling session, combined with your first coaching session, means that the first session can run anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours. 
Q: Do you share my information?
A: No, your information is confidential and not shared unless prior written consent is given or required by law. 
Q: How much does self-care coaching cost?
A: The cost of self-care coaching is dependent on the service and/or product and the number of sessions needed.

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