Therapy vs. Coaching-What’s the Difference?
When you look at my website, you will see that I work as both a psychotherapist Roswell and an executive and wilderness coach. Although both work towards the same goal of empowering you to be a better you, the approaches are different in a few ways.
Therapy is a great tool for many individuals. Unresolved issues and feelings often drive therapy and the goal is to help you work past these. This is done by working in the past to explore the root of problems and by looking at the present to reduce symptoms or destructive patterns. The goal of therapy is to achieve understanding and emotional healing. My focus is on individual, marriage and family therapy. In our therapy sessions, I work from the premise of “the truth will set you free.” I believe that discovering truths in yourself, your marriage or family, help you to overcome major hurdles and work toward healing.
Coaching is also a very helpful tool for many. Unlike therapy, coaching often begins with the present and helps you in setting very clear and specific goals to achieve in the future. Although the past might be discussed, it would only be in discovering what is keeping you from moving forward. The focus is on action, not necessarily on insight or understanding. Coaching is not as much about fixing a problem, but helping you get out of your comfort zone and learning to get more out of your life. I specialize as both an Executive Success Coach and The Wilderness Coach. Executive coaching works to empower individuals and organizations to reach their maximum potential by revitalizing a commitment to a vision for either self or the organization. Wilderness Coaching uses the amazing, rejuvenating power of nature to help individuals connect with their truest self by looking inward to connect with and actualize your dreams.
Whether through therapy or Executive or Wilderness Coaching, my ultimate goal is to help you be your best self. If you want to take steps toward personal growth, but don’t know which path would best suit your needs, call me at (770) 641-8726 and we can together decide what path you should take.