What is the difference between coaching and counseling/therapy?
Coaching and counseling/therapy each have distinct approaches to helping individuals overcome personal challenges, but they differ in their focus, techniques, and goals.
Counseling/therapy is a process that involves exploring and addressing psychological or emotional issues that may be rooted in the past. It aims to promote healing and growth by working through traumas, relationship issues, and mental health disorders. Therapists or counselors use various evidence-based techniques to help clients gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and develop coping strategies to manage their symptoms.
Coaching is focused on the present and future, with the goal of helping clients achieve specific personal or professional goals. Coaches work with clients on their mindset and help them to identify their strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and develop realistic action plans to achieve those goals. Coaching sessions may involve exploring limiting beliefs and developing new perspectives to overcome obstacles and achieve success.
Overall, counseling/therapy tends to focus on healing and resolving past issues, while coaching is more action-oriented and focused on goal achievement and personal growth.
How does the coaching process work?
First, we schedule a time to talk via phone or video call (your preference). Our initial session is complimentary where we discuss your needs and concerns and I will answer any questions that you may have about coaching. After our initial session, I will email you a customized coaching agreement along with a reflection exercise for you to fill out and return prior to our next meeting. I offer 45-minute coaching sessions and typically recommend meeting weekly or bi-weekly depending on your goals and your timeline.
My programs are highly personalized for each of my clients and designed around their specific needs. Each week builds on the week prior, as we celebrate weekly wins, overcome any challenges and set realistic goals for continued growth and success.
What form of payment do you accept?
I currently accept all major credit cards, Venmo, and Zelle. I do also offer payment plans.