Coaching vs. Psychotherapy
Professional coaching is a distinct service, which focuses on an individual's life as it relates to the future they are committed to manifesting. While Coaching and Psychotherapy share some similarities, their focus is different:
- Psychotherapy for the most part is oriented toward pathology and trauma recovery, while Coaching focuses on achievement and fulfillment of goals.
- Psychotherapy deals more with dysfunction, and emotional and behavioral problems, focuses more on the past or disruptive problems and has as its goal the objective of bringing a client to more normal functioning. The goal of Coaching is the flourishing and thriving of the client's potential.
- Psychotherapy, most often, is done in person, while Coaching can easily be provided either on the phone, by Skype, or in person.
Traditionally, Coaching is done with an already functional person to help move them toward higher functioning with the aim of achieving excellence.