• My two sons and I!

    Coaching You in Decisions, Transitions

    & Choices


    by

    Dr. Torres, Psy. D. Certified Biblical Life Coach

           

     

    Welcome!

    I love God and people with all my heart. I am invested in helping you live intentionally well.


    Life is a gift. I want to coach people who want to have a great life through healthy relationships.

     

    Life is personal. My approach is one of personal training for you to build relationship and life skills.

     

    Life is complex .

    It requires facing many challenges and transitions which need to be met with well developed skills. 

     

    Life is challenging. Setting boundaries and correcting bad decisions are among the very challenging. With support and training both can be done.

     

    At Solomon's Porch you will be coached to become skillful in living intentionally well.

    I invite you to schedule a half hour consultation at no cost at

    972-837-7477 or drcoachtorres@gmail.com.

  • Head Coach – Dr. Torres, Psy.D.

    DECISIONS...DECISIONS...DECISIONS

    They matter in life. Decisions are the connectors to choices and the foundation to the transitions in life.

    I will coach you in the art of decision making

                  Education

    Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
    Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    1996

     

     

    Masters of Education: Counseling Psychology
    Temple University
    1984

     

     

    Bachelor of Arts: Psychology
    Temple University
    1982

     

     

    Certified Biblical Life Coach
    Biblical Coaching Academy
    2006

     

    Certified Belief Therapist

    Therapon Institute

    2003

     

     


     

    References Available

    Request at drcoachtorres@

    gmail.com

    As your Life Coach...

    I will be your professional/ personal life trainer. My extensive training and experience in counseling, education, psychology and life coaching offer a great combination of areas of expertise to guide you.

     

     

  • I coach people, not goals

    "People are at the core of decisions"

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Feel free to ask questions at drcoachtorres@gmail.com

    What Will I Get At Solomon's Porch?

    At Solomon's Porch Life Coaching you will  get personal training to make wise and practical decisions in life.

     

     

    Why Do I Need a Life Coach?

    You need a Life Coach if you want to live with intentionality. Our desires and goals do not necessarily translate into decisions to accomplish them. We need support, direction and accountability to make decisions and act on them.

     

    All professional athletes have coaches, from little leagues to the Olympics. A Life Coach can be a game changer in your life.


    Can You Help Me?

    YES! I have the answers but you need to provide the questions and goals.

    What is the Difference Between a Counselor, a Psychotherapist and a Life Coach?


    A counselor offers professional guidance in resolving personal problems and conflicts. A therapist offers treatment of psychological disorders through a professional technique. A life coach offers training, accountability and direction to reach goals and decisions.

     


    Do You Offer Free Consultations?

    Yes. I believe preliminary consultations are necessary to ensure success for the best possible client-coach match.

    I use consultations to assess client's needs and to make recommendations.

     

    Are Life Coaching Sessions Over The Phone?

    Yes, most Life Coaching sessions are over the phone. Phone sessions allow clients for convenience and privacy.

    Video calls are also available. However, If my free consultation results in a recommendation for counseling/therapy, i will tell client  to seek face to face sessions. 

    What Makes You Different From Other Coaches?

    I am trained and experience in therapy, counseling and life coaching. My strenght is the practice and integration of extensive training and experience in all three areas to maximize client's gains. Besides, i coach the person not the goals. In addition, i will provide clients with references upon request. 

     Life Coaching

    I strongly advise potential clients to learn about the education, credentials and experience ofba life coach.               Life Coaching  is about partnership with a client to make necessary decisions to bring about change, progress, mastery, vision, purpose, fulfillment in an area you choose to work on.

     


  • Schedule A Consultation At No Cost

    CALL | EMAIL | TEXT

    972-837-7477

    drcoachtorres@gmail.com

  • Words From Clients...

    "YOU TAUGHT ME"

    Visionary

    "Dr. Torres,

     

    Thank you so much for everything you have done and are still doing for me as a counselor, mentor and life coach.

     

    In the last few years, you have helped me through some of the toughest challenges of my adult life. And, as I have said many times before, I really would not have been able to work through them without your guidance and support.

     

    Your positive and non-judgemental methods have helped me open up and learn to trust again. And your genuine desire to help people has been giving me hope and the will to work through the challenges and obstacles life throws at me, which has allowed me to see that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

     

    I feel very fortunate to have you there for me during some of the most integral moments of my struggles with my family, career and self discovery.

     

    As I progress and continue to grow, I want to express my gratitude for teaching me how to invest and believe in myself.

     

    Thank you Dr. Torres."

     

    — Jaden

    "YOU LED US"

    Married Couple

    "Hello Dr. Torres,


    I wanted to write you this email to express my gratitude for all you have done for me and my husband. You are a truly talented woman and an extremely knowledgeable coach and counselor.

     

    As a couple, we have come a long way and have grown and are continuing to grow on a positive path. This could not have been done without you, and for that we thank you. We truly feel you are our advocate and want what is absolutely best for both of us.

     

    You’ve not only helped us better understand each other, but you’ve lead us to make the best choices for our marriage based on where we were and our vision for our future together. You challenged us to grow and do more than we thought we could, while holding us accountable along the way.

     

    Now, as individuals, we better embrace ourselves for who we are. As a couple, we are giving and accepting of the gifts we share with one another that make our relationship unique and our marriage sacred.

     

    You have been a true expert throughout the process of helping us grow and change for the better.

     

    Thank you so much!"

     

    — Keila & Ben

    "YOU SHOWED ME"

    Individual

    "Dr. Torres is awesome. She helped me find true happiness.


    I first met Dr. Torres in order to help another person, but she saw that it was me that needed some direction. She helped me realize that if I can’t first help myself then I couldn’t help others.


    During my time with Dr. Torres, we dealt with that negative event in my life as well as other negative events and saw how they shaped me into the person I had become. I was in a self-perpetual destructive cycle and she taught me how to break it. Dr. Torres taught me forgiveness, how to forgive other, allow others to forgive me and more importantly forgive myself.


    Dr. Torres showed me that true happiness begins with me, not with others. As I began my journey to happiness, I often felt bad because of the ones I had hurt and would have to revisit “Forgiveness”.


    Dr. Torres helped me see that the true meaning of happiness begins with forgiveness and today I am a very happy person. I no longer place a high value what other think of me, but I do strive to be a better person. Today, my life does not revolve around my career, it revolves around what I believe will help me stay on the path of true Happiness. I no longer try to control what is out of my control and allow event to come to me rather than force them.


    Life is full of adversity and Dr. Torres has given me the tools to deal with and overcome them. My motto has always been, “Living the Dream” and thanks to Dr. Torres I can truly say that I am living the dream.

     

    Thank you Dr. Torres."

     

    — Gary

    "YOU CHALLENGED ME".

    Individual

    "Words cannot express what a blessing Dr. Torres has been in my life.

     

    I came to her afraid and paralyzed by anxiety and depression. She immediately calmed my fears by listening and reminding me of the power and comfort that comes from trusting in God. As a believer, that meant all to me.

     

    Over the next year she challenged me mentally, spiritually, and emotionally and I eventually came to a place of healing and restoration, equipped with the tools needed to move forward.

     

    I truly appreciate how she allowed God to use her during what has turned out to be one of the most difficult but spiritually rich times in my life!"

     

    — Shandi

    "YOU HELPED ME".

    Individual

    "Dr. Torres,

     

    I can’t say where I would be today without Dr. Torres—or if I’d “be” at all.

     

    Dr. Torres helped me uncover the barriers that blocked me from being the person I wanted to be, and she set me on a firm path to free myself. I worked with her for three years, unraveling a miasma of childhood trauma, and she taught me how to overcome my past, take control of my present, and shape my future into the kind of life I wanted to live.

     

    Thank you."

     

    — Erina

    YOU HELPED ME BALANCE

    Visionary

    Dr. Torres has challenged me in more ways than I can count but she doesn’t challenge me for no reason, she always ties it into the areas of my life that need growth in. “Balance is the key!” She kept saying. I will never forget that phrase, nor do I want to because it made who I am today and continues to help me every day. I use to keep myself busy all the time and burn myself out, I used to have friendships and relationships that I didn’t realize were dysfunctional, and I never blended my creative nature with my gift for detail. However, Dr. Torres taught me that balance is the way to lead a healthy life. She taught me to work my hardest when I needed to and rest when I needed to. That I need to give to others but I also need to give to myself. I’ve always considered myself a creative person but somehow I’ve reach a whole new level of creativity when I mixed it with my organization skills. Now I’m on the verge of creating my own dance program and the passion that I had for teaching has tripled because everything that God put in me is being aligned with my purpose. I would suggest Solomon's Porch Life Coaching to everyone, even people who know exactly what they want to do in life, because I was pretty set on what I wanted to do and she helped me refine it and even helped me realize why I wanted to do it.

     

    -Manuel

  • At Solomon's Porch: Tenets

    "Wisdom is the principal thing"  Proverbs 4:7

    Pursue Wisdom!
    We are constantly faced with the need to make decisions. We need to learn how to make good decisions through wisdom. Wisdom is particularly crucial in relationships. I believe wisdom takes us higher in every season and transition.

     

    Influence This World!

    We can have influence in this world through the way we live our lives. Training in decision making to meet challenges, create solutions and conquer obstacles will provide the conditions to have good influence in life.


    Invest in Your Children !

    Parenting is a relatioship. Good parenting builds future adults and is made up of many daily decisions. Parents can learn and implement parenting strategies and enjoy the rewards.

     

    Connect Well!
    Relationships are the glue of life. The success and quality of our life depends on the quality of our relationships. The reality is that to live a real good life takes real good and healthy relationships .

     

    Build & Enjoy Marriage!
    Marriage between a man and woman is the foundation of society. I believe God created the institution of marriage "to have and to hold" not only each other but also posterity. Learning to plan and carry the best possible decisions in marriage, impacts the fruitfulness of marriage as well as future generations.

     

       

  • Blog

    "Wisdom is the principal thing" Proverbs 4:7

  • Coming Soon!

    "Relationships Matter"

    By Dr. Torres

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