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How to deal with signs of mental health distress in your coaching clients

Are you concerned about a client and would like guidance on how to best help them?

A significant and important element to our training as certified coaches is recognizing when it is time to refer a client to a mental health professional. Making this decision can be challenging especially when you are not sure how to interpret a pattern of behaviors you are noticing in your client. If you are concerned about a client and would like guidance on how best to help your client, you can schedule a call with Dr. Mirella De Civita. She is a Clinical Research Psychologist having earned a Ph.D. from l’Université de Montreal and a licensed Psychotherapist in the province of Quebec.

She possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience as a Health Psychologist having worked in behavioral medicine as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Epidemiology at McGill University.

She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), a Master Corporate Executive Coach with the MEECO Leadership Institute (USA), and a Certified Mentor Coach (InviteChange, USA).

Her extensive training and experience span the range of bipolar and related disorders; personality disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, substance-related and addictive disorders, disruptive, impulse-control & conduct disorders, and obsessive-compulsive in children, adolescents, and adults. If you feel your client is in imminent danger of seriously harming himself/herself as well as another person, please contact your local police or emergency services immediately.

NOTE: If you don’t find an available time that suits you please contact us and we will work with you to find a suitable date and time.

As coaches we have a duty and responsibility to work within our competencies and to hold with compassion conversations with clients that demonstrate signs of a mental health condition. You don’t need to be an expert. You simply need to know how to recognize them and make the referral.

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