Counseling Versus Coaching
"Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals." - American Counseling Association
Coaching is a here and now focused process with the aim of improving performance on a specific personal or professional goal. Unlike Counseling, coaching does not delve into the past or make plans for the distant future. Coaching does not delve into the psyche in the same way that counseling does.
Reasons to pursue coaching rather than counseling: Your primary goal to improve upon specific performance or skills. You want to look at the present to improve the immediate future. Your priorities are primarily based on the outcomes of your decision making and behaviors.
Reasons to pursue counseling rather than coaching: Your primary goal is to help resolve emotional problems and conflicts in interpersonal relationships. You want to explore issues from the past to help improve the present and future. You want treatment for a diagnosed mental illness in order to appropriately address symptoms. You want greater understanding and appreciation of others.
Individual Counseling, Family, and Couple's sessions are $80.00 per hour. Group sessions $30.00 per hour.
Online and individual coaching is available by hourly rate or timed subscriptions
- $80.00 per individual session.
- $300.00 for four sessions per month.
- $500.00 for eight sessions per month.
Having trouble paying for counseling? Please consider joining Open Path Psychotherapy Collective.
Open Path is a collective of therapists who have generously agreed to provide in-office treatment for $30 to $50 a session (between $30 and $80 for couples and families). Open Path clients pay a one-time membership fee to work with an Open Path therapist at a significantly reduced rate. Because the rate is so low, clients gain back their membership fee after just one session. Open Path is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.