Many people ask me what is the difference between counseling and coaching and why do I offer both services? The truth is that not everybody needs counseling, which tends to focus on psychological interventions for psychological problems. I have found that many people, teens and young adults in particular, are turned off by the label of counseling and the stigma that comes with it. I have found that in populations of people who are not necessarily struggling with a diagnose-able mental health disorder but rather having problems making decisions, performing better in school/work, communicating with other people, or just lost in what to do in life respond much better to coaching. The focus of coaching tends to be on helping people make better decisions in life, perform better, and understand themselves and the world around them much more accurately.
Being an author and speaker to groups and individuals across the country, I am asked frequently to provide counseling services to clients in all corners of the country. I am a Licensed Counselor in the States of Ohio and Texas which means that I can only technically provide “counseling” services in the states of Ohio & Texas. While I would love to be licensed in every state, it is not a plausible solution so as a result I am offering my “coaching” services to parents and clients in states that I am not licensed in as well as providing Skype coaching sessions and consultations. Please check out my list of coaching services below: