What is the difference between Therapy and Coaching?
Therapy and coaching are similar in a lot of ways. The biggest difference is therapy requires a medical diagnosis of the client, where coaching does not. Therapists are mandated to have a Master’s degree or a Doctorate degree and are mandated to work under a licensed clinician for several years before they are able to sit for licensure. Many coaches also have extensive training in a specific area (sometimes more than therapists) regarding many issues that are not limited to mental health. For instance, there are business coaches, health coaches, parenting coaches, fitness coaches and life coaches to name a few. However, specific supervision is not state or federally mandated for coaches.
We are only available to provide therapy for Hawaii residents.
While coaching is not legally protected by HIPAA privacy and confidentiality laws, all of our staff are expected to uphold the same ethical standards as they would when providing therapy. Your information will be stored in the same hipaa compliant secure system that we use for therapy clients. This commitment is outlined in our informed consent forms.
*If you would like to utilize benefits from your insurance plan, you would need to seek therapy services rather than coaching.
If your intention is to work through deeper mental health issues, coaching may not be a good fit. Mental health concerns that are not a good fit for coaching include, but are not limited to, the following:
If you have questions about whether therapy or coaching is right for you, feel free to contact us!
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