How Coaching Differs from Counseling

Not all counseling is the same. Nor is all coaching the same. But let’s take a look into the broad differences between the two professions.

Counseling has been around longer and makes a diagnosis of what’s wrong and prescribes a method or series of steps that have been proven to work for other clients.

Coaching is a relative newcomer to the field. The idea behind coaching is that there is not a fundamental problem to solve, but rather people perform even better when they have the support of a coach whose aim is to take what is working and make it even better.  Big benefits are realized when a coach avoids making assumptions about what is possible and simply explores with a client next action steps. In a coaching model, the client is the expert in the client’s life, can discover what action steps needs to happen next, and is open to the coach’s questions and feedback, and is ready to stretch to reach that next level of performance.

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What Clients Are Saying

Female, 50s

“It's not often you can say that something has genuinely been a life changing experience but in my case it absolutely has and I can't thank Cynthia enough for that."

Female, 50s
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“It's not often you can say that something has genuinely been a life changing experience but in my case it absolutely has and I can't thank Cynthia enough for that." Female, 50s

Parent of Coaching Participant

My teen was able to make tremendous progress on their challenges through meeting with Cynthia on a regular basis.

Parent of Coaching Participant, 2014
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My teen was able to make tremendous progress on their challenges through meeting with Cynthia on a regular basis. Parent of Coaching Participant, 2014

Coaching Participant

I felt incredibly comfortable talking to Cynthia. She was so helpful that I would recommend her to any individual looking to make a change in their personal lives.

Coaching Participant, 2016
2016-01-15T15:11:00+00:00
I felt incredibly comfortable talking to Cynthia. She was so helpful that I would recommend her to any individual looking to make a change in their personal lives. Coaching Participant, 2016

Family Coaching Participant

I went to Cynthia looking for some coaching for my entire family. We quickly found a groove with her and began communicating better than we have in years.

Family Coaching Participant, 2014-2015
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I went to Cynthia looking for some coaching for my entire family. We quickly found a groove with her and began communicating better than we have in years. Family Coaching Participant, 2014-2015

15-year-old male

"Through therapy, I learned coping skills to help me lower my anxiety. I started getting more sleep, which helped me focus better in school. I feel more in control of my life and feel hopeful about my future."

15-year-old male
2017-10-26T14:06:34+00:00
"Through therapy, I learned coping skills to help me lower my anxiety. I started getting more sleep, which helped me focus better in school. I feel more in control of my life and feel hopeful about my future." 15-year-old male