Difference between Counseling & Coaching

A common area of confusion for people helpers these days is in making the determination between coaching or counseling. Both are important skills that can bring transformational life change to clients however they are not the same.

Counseling is more focused on solving painful problems from the past whereas Coaching is more about finding creative ways to  reach your potential.

Counseling is also more focused on building support and stabilizing during challenging times whereas Coaching guides clients towards goals of reaching one’s maximum potential.

While there can be definite overlaps in Counseling & Coaching, these are some of the main differences.

Most of my Coaching work is done over the phone or by tele- session. Please call if you have any questions or would like to schedule a session. 415.312.0744