Wellbeing Coaching FAQs

Wellbeing Coaching FAQs

How is Amplified Life’s Wellbeing Coaching different from Counseling?

Our Wellbeing Coaching Services are distinctly different from our Clinical Counseling services in a number of ways consistent with practice standards outlined by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).  Amplified Life’s Wellbeing Coaching clients sign a Wellbeing Coaching Agreement (instead of the Informed Consent used by counseling clients).  In addition, Wellbeing Coaches do not conduct clinical assessments, assign cpt codes used by insurance companies, diagnose, or write treatment plans.  Wellbeing Coaching notes and billing documents are distinctly different from therapist notes and are not submitted to insurance companies.  Also while counseling sessions are generally limited to 50 minutes, wellbeing coaching sessions may extend to two hours or more based on the availability of the coach and the client.

Can Wellbeing Coaching Services be provided via telehealth as well as in the office?

Yes, Wellbeing Coaching is often provided via telehealth and may also be provided in the office. 

What kind of training and experience do your Wellbeing Coaches have?

All of Amplified Life’s Wellbeing Coaches are dually-qualified as licensed mental health therapists and wellbeing coaches.  In addition to their clinical training and experience they have also completed specialized training in Wellbeing Coaching practices and standards. This training incorporates the 11 Core Competencies established by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). These standards address coaching ethics, the coach-client relationship, coaching principles and practices, and coaching documentation and reporting.

How much does Wellbeing Coaching cost?  

Our standard rate for 1 hour of Wellbeing Coaching Service is $195. Amplified Life offers reduced rates from time to time and is always ready to provide Wellbeing Coaching Services on a sliding scale based on need.  

Can I submit my Wellbeing Coaching fees to my insurance company?

Wellbeing Coaching services are provided on a private-pay, out of pocket basis and are NOT reimbursable under health insurance and HSA plans. 

Will I receive a Good Faith Estimate on how much Wellbeing Coaching Services might cost me? 

Yes, our Good Faith Estimates generally outline the cost you can expect to incur over the course of 12 sessions. Good Faith Estimates will be adjusted to reflect additional, expected fees in situations where services extend beyond 12 hours

What sets Amplified Life apart from other practices in its ability to provide Wellbeing Coaching? 

Amplified Life and its principals have been providing coaching services within the behavioral health setting for nearly 15 years, and were involved in the development of one of the first web-supported coaching platforms (CrisisCoach). Amplified Life’s principles are experienced coaches, were initially trained through the leading provider of coaching training for behavioral health professionals, the Institute for Life Coach Training, assisted the National Board of Certified Counselors in setting the training standards for coaches, and were published on the subject of Coaching and Counseling in the American Counseling Association’s professional magazine, Counseling Today.

How long has Amplified Life been providing Wellbeing Coaching services?  

Amplified Life has been providing distinct, Wellbeing Coaching Services to its clients for 10 years.

Is Wellbeing Coaching appropriate for someone experiencing a high level of acute psychological distress?

Wellbeing Coaching Services are not for everyone.  Individuals experiencing a high level of acute psychological distress, anxiety, depression, and / or marked disturbances in behavior and cognition will be best served through clinical counseling services and, in some cases, emergency psychiatric evaluation.  While Wellbeing Coaching may be used as an adjunctive service in certain, clinical situations, the more acute the psychological distress the less likely Wellbeing Coaching will be the first or primary service recommended.

Will Wellbeing Coaching services enable me to access behavioral health help sooner rather than later?

Yes.  All of Amplified Life’s Wellbeing Coaches are also licensed mental health therapists and this enables clients to start seeing a behavioral health professional, under a private pay plan, right away, even if the therapist is still waiting to be paneled with the client’s insurance provider (as is often the case today).  Clients may then transition with the same professional to insurance-reimbursed clinical counseling services once the therapist is paneled with the client’s insurance provider. 

Can I transition from Wellbeing Coaching to Clinical Counseling and maintain continuity of care so I don’t have  to start all over again with another professional?

Yes.  You and your Wellbeing Coach will continue your work and maintain continuity of care as you transition into clinical counseling services. This transition will include a clinical assessment, diagnosis and development of a treatment plan in keeping with best practices. All services at that point will be documented and submitted for reimbursement  using approved cpt codes.

How do I get started with Wellbeing Coaching?

Call Amplified Life's Care Team at 616-499-4711 or email them via care@amplife.us and let them know you would like to schedule a Wellbeing Coaching Session.