THERAPY OR COACHING?
As a parent or guardian, sometimes it’s difficult to know what level of support is best for your daughter. While wellness coaches and therapists share the common goal of enhancing the well-being and outcomes of their clients, deciding which is the best fit for your daughter depends on her individual needs and goals. Here is a general overview of the primary differences:
THERAPY is best for your daughter if she:
is struggling with dysfunction related to psychological issues, concerns, or symptoms that interfere with daily tasks.
needs help alleviating pain or distress related to specific disorders or illnesses.
is looking for a mental health professional to help her overcome past trauma.
wants to focus on issues from the past.
is looking for specific advice, opinions, and solutions.
needs psychological testing, diagnosis, and treatment.
WELLNESS COACHING is best for your daughter if she:
is able to function and accomplish daily tasks.
wants to set and achieve higher goals, improve relationships, performance, or overall satisfaction.
is considered psychologically healthy and able to cope with typical life challenges.
is looking for someone to help facilitate the next level of growth, advancement, or change.
needs help building competencies and developing her own solutions.
wants to focus on the present and future through action-oriented steps to achieve progress, growth, and greater resourcefulness.