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  • Writer's pictureJenn Gillihan

What's The Difference Between Coaching & Counseling?

Updated: Sep 23, 2020

Oh, you have NO idea how excited I am to answer this question because my calendar and my wallet were greatly impacted by counseling but little else. Coaching on the other hand truly did change my life.

Basic Answer

Psychotherapy assumes that you're sick. That you need an RX and lots of time to heal. It focuses on the problem and helps you relive it, talk about it, mull it over and talk about it some more. There are cases that this is necessary (for a short time) to uncover deep rooted issues, however; more often than not what we really need is the tools to move on.

Strategic Intervention Coaching on the other hand, focuses on empowering individuals to greater freedom, happiness and results!

My coaching focuses on effective forms of strategic action and communication from a variety of disciplines: Ericksonian therapy, strategic family therapy, Human Needs Psychology, organizational psychology, neurolinguistics, psychology of influence, strategic studies, traditions of diplomacy and negotiation and others. These practices help to elevate your individual strengths, identify your weaknesses and breakthrough your limiting belief patterns in such a way that you're able to identify and capture the life and business you've been dreaming of (even if you're not sure what that looks like yet).

For more information about the type of training I offer, please visit Robbins Madanes Center for Strategic Intervention or Center For Strategic Intervention. They are the two world renown training programs I chose to start my journey of becoming a life and business coach.

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