Marina London

LCSW, CEAP Life and Executive Coaching

Marina London, LCSW, CEAP, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional CEAP) with degrees in psychology and social work from Yale University and Columbia University School of Social Work. She trained at the prestigious Payne Whitney Clinic of the New York Hospital serving on an inpatient psychiatric unit and as the clinician in charge of Child and Adolescent triage for their Pediatric Mental Health Clinic. For fourteen years Marina either oversaw or served as clinical director for corporate mental health programs serving employees and their families by providing coaching and brief solutions oriented psychotherapy.

Marina has presented on mental health and technology topics at national and international conferences. She is one of the first professionals in the world to earn a certificate in Mobile Instructional Design.

Not sure what the difference is between coaching and psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a process in which a client works with a healthcare professional to diagnose and resolve problematic beliefs, behaviors, relationship issues, and feelings. Therapy may focus on past traumas and issues to change self-destructive habits, repair and improve relationships and work through painful feelings. It may focus on the past and on introspectionThere are shorter modalities of psychotherapy including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and others.

What is life/executive coaching? The coach sets clients up with a process that may be long or short-term, instead of regular sessions. In life coaching, a client works with a coach, in order to clarify goals and identify obstacles and problematic behaviors in order to create action plans to achieve desired results. The process of life coaching takes the client’s current starting point as an acceptable neutral ground and is more action-based from that point onward. A life coach enables the client to take control of their life and take action to reach their goals. Coaching can be delivered telephonically or via video.

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