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

Mother of an 18-year-old female

"My daughter learned how to relax in stressful situations, how to manage her time better, and how to put more effort into creating healthy relationships. You helped her mature and make responsible decisions on her own. Since she has started college, she hasn't had any anxiety and is very successful in her new surroundings. Thank you for helping keep her on track. She loved each and every session with you, and we couldn't be happier with the young adult she's grown to be!"

Mother of an 18-year-old female
Cynthia Garrett Coaching
2017-10-26T14:28:10+00:00
"My daughter learned how to relax in stressful situations, how to manage her time better, and how to put more effort into creating healthy relationships. You helped her mature and make responsible decisions on her own. Since she has started college, she hasn't had any anxiety and is very successful in her new surroundings. Thank you for helping keep her on track. She loved each and every session with you, and we couldn't be happier with the young adult she's grown to be!" Mother of an 18-year-old female

Together 15 years

"We can now communicate with each other in ways that allow us to get to the root of a problem while maintaining a relationship based on trust and respect. We are grateful for her help and insights, and look forward to continuing to work with her to continue to strengthen our bond."

Together 15 years
Cynthia Garrett Coaching
2017-10-26T14:29:43+00:00
"We can now communicate with each other in ways that allow us to get to the root of a problem while maintaining a relationship based on trust and respect. We are grateful for her help and insights, and look forward to continuing to work with her to continue to strengthen our bond." Together 15 years

Male-29

“You actively listen, an art form in and of itself, but you listen not just for verbal and physical cues, but emotional and spiritual ones as well. Through experience and intuition you seem to know when to grant the space of silence or to press me, not in an aggressive or "I know best" way, but more so as a means of pointing me in the direction of the issues. You provide me with a wonderful perspective, one that is mindful of my goals but also respectful and appreciative of who I am as a person.”

Male-29
Cynthia Garrett Coaching
2017-10-26T14:30:10+00:00
“You actively listen, an art form in and of itself, but you listen not just for verbal and physical cues, but emotional and spiritual ones as well. Through experience and intuition you seem to know when to grant the space of silence or to press me, not in an aggressive or "I know best" way, but more so as a means of pointing me in the direction of the issues. You provide me with a wonderful perspective, one that is mindful of my goals but also respectful and appreciative of who I am as a person.” Male-29

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
Cynthia Garrett Coaching
2017-10-26T14:31:49+00:00
“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
Cynthia Garrett Coaching
2016-01-15T15:10:03+00:00
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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