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Iris Arenson-Fuller
(860) 402-0760
Bloomfield, CT
Coaching Types
Life, Family, Retirement
Rates
$$80 to $150, depending on pkge chosen/Hr
Gender
Female
Certifications
CPC-International Coach Academy

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Dr. Eugene Goldwater
(413) 258-0978
108 Russell Street
Hadley, MA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Life Coaching, Impulse Control Disorders, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Columbia
Year of Graduation: 1970
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Strauss Eric S Dr
(413) 736-8158
1111 Elm St
West Springfield, MA
 
Haven Terri J Licsw
(413) 739-9311
117 Park
West Springfield, MA
 
Goldman Susan
(413) 781-2348
51 Park Ave
West Springfield, MA
 
Marc Engram
(413) 485-7830
The Relationship Counseling Center200 Main Street
Northampton, MA
Specialties
Couples Therapy, Relationship Issues, Life Coaching
Qualification
School: Boston University School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Didi Firman
(413) 314-3243
The Synthesis Center274 N. Pleasant St
Amherst, MA
Specialties
Spirituality, Life Coaching, diversity/oppression issues
Qualification
School: University of Massachusetts, Ed.D
Year of Graduation: 1980
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Murray Casandra M Ed Lmhc
(413) 788-8767
181 Park
West Springfield, MA
 
Kurtz Alan Psycholgst
(413) 746-3932
10 Central
West Springfield, MA
 
Whitley Kathleen Atty At Law
(413) 214-7358
51 Park
West Springfield, MA
 
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Midlife Crisis? Don't Hit the Big Three Panic Buttons. 1stholistic.com, Holistic Living

By Cathy Goodwin

When you're midlife and mid-career, your crisis may come from outside events, such as layoffs or illness. Other times you've outgrown your life and want to move on.

Either way, you have no idea what to do next and, most likely, no mentor for the journey. Nearly every midlife client, caught in a crisis following many years of success, hits one of these three panic buttons.

Button 1: Looking for a replacement for what you lost -- immediately.

Just moved to a new city? Grab some friends. Lost a job? Find another! I've met several people who signed up for a service that promised to send out a thousand resumes. They're a little embarrassed -- after all, they are successful achievers, often prominent in their own fields.

Button 2: Looking for immediate answers to the question, "What should I do?"

Several clients tell me they've spent hundreds of dollars on tests and assessments. At midlife, the tests invariably demonstrate that you're very, very good at what you are doing. Many assessments lack scientific validity -- they're not much more than a quiz you'd take in a magazine.

Button 3: Choosing the first coach or counselor you come across.

If you feel like you've been traveling alone in the wilderness, a sympathetic ear can be very powerful. And when you're hesitating to take even a small step, a booming voice of encouragement -- "Of course you can do it! You'll be great!" -- can be a siren call.

In her book, Finding Your Own North Star, Martha Beck warns us to guard against cheery promises of fast answers. The best counselors often come across as cool and distant, she says.

Hitting the panic button can cost more than the fees you pay. My client Griselda reported a backlash from her thousand-points-of-paper campaign: "People thought I was desperate. One company thought someone had sent my resume as a joke -- I was too prominent in my field."

Reginald regretted not only the money spent for assessments, but also the feedback he received. "They told me I would make a good engineer, which I am," he said. "But they also suggested I pick an outdoor career. I'm not ready to be a forest ranger!"

Clarissa had been fantasizing about quitting her job to start a freelance publicity career. When her coach urged, "Go for it! You can always return to the corporate world," she jumped. Six months later, she was broke and far removed from her old world. She couldn't afford to hire a coach to get her out of this disaster. "Next time someone urges me to take a financial risk," she said, "they'd better promise to pay my mortgage if they're wrong."

Bottom Line: Don't beat yourself up if you hit the panic button. We've all been there. Take time to investigate your options. What seems to be a straight-line highway can turn into a bumpy back road that damages your vehicle and leads you on a hundred-mile detour.

Cathy Goodwin, Ph.D., is an author, speaker and career coach who works with mid-career, midlife professionals making a move ...

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