Counseling Services for Individuals
Dacia, a Missouri Licensed Professional Counselor and State Approved Mediator is an expert counselor who helps individuals find harmony and peace in their relationships.
Dacia received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Webster University, then went on to specialize in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) by taking advanced courses from the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City. She has her advanced certification in REBT, and uses this form of cognitive behavioral therapy to help her clients improve their quality of life and their relationships.
Dacia specializes in helping women overcome life’s hardest issues, such as depression, stress, parent/child conflicts, divorce recovery, career transitions and grief and loss issues. Click here to download and take a FREE stress test.
Appointments are available in person, by phone or by Zoom. Dacia accepts many insurance plans.
The Difference between Counseling & Life Coaching
By Dacia L. Moore, LPC
Counseling, also called therapy, or psychotherapy, can be a long-term process, when you work with a licensed counselor or social worker to diagnose and resolve problematic beliefs, behaviors, relationship issues, negative emotions and sometimes unwanted physical responses.
The focus of counseling is on the past as it is affecting your present - past traumas, hurts, disappointments, and issues that are getting in the way of your present. These past hurts often lead to self-destructive habits and behaviors. The goal of counseling is to “put your past in its place” so you can improve relationships and work through painful feelings. Counseling focuses on introspection and analysis, with the hope of resolving past issues and creating a happier, more stable present and future.
Life Coaching, is when you work with a certified life coach to clarify goals and identify obstacles and problematic behaviors in order to create action plans to achieve desired results for your future. A life coach will take your current starting point as an acceptable neutral ground and is more action oriented. A life coach guides, encourages and “coaches” you to take control of your life and take action to steer you towards your goals.
The focus of life coaching is on the present as it affects your future. Who do you want to be when you grow up? How can you make the rest of your life the best of your life? How can you move towards the goals and dreams you have in your heart? Life coaching focuses on the person you want to become and will hold you accountable to do the daily actions that are needed for you to get there.