Is Men's Life Coaching for Me?

I provide all new clients with an assessment to determine if they need Men's Life Coaching or Therapy/Counseling. It is important for you to know the differences so that you can make the best decision for your needs. If your need counseling services, you can check out my services at www.hedbergLPC.com or I can refer you to another provider (i.e mental health professional or psychiatrist) to help you with your needs.

Therapy vs. Coaching

According to Patrick Williams, Ed.D., MCC, "Therapy is vital for those with psychological problems or what we call pathology. Coaching is for those who are healthy and already self-motivated. Both fields have their place and should not be confused. For advanced therapy patients (major issues resolved), coaching can be an additional benefit, but coaching assumes the healing and well-being of it's clients as a given. A therapist may add coaching skills to his or her practice, but a coach never engages in therapy. A coach is trained to detect any need for therapy and there are guidelines for when to refer a coaching client to a therapist."

A quick glance the basic differences between Therapy and Coaching:
Chart  by Patrick Williams, Ed.D.,MCC

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