Counseling vs Life Coaching
Counseling is an in-depth, patient and thought provoking process. Professional counselors help to identify goals and potential solutions to problems that cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and promote behavior change and optimal mental health. Individual counseling can help one deal with many personal topics in life such as anger, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marriage and relationship challenges, career changes etc.
Professional life coaching assists in closing the gap between an unwanted present and a more desired future. With increased awareness and encouragement, new responsibilities are defined with an ultimate goal as the focus. Life coaching will result in achieving success in areas that have been elusive. New possibilities will be achieved and discovered that will lead to successful decision-making, problem solving, and goal achievements. Life coaching results in solving problems, and achieving goals that are elusive.