Coaching vs therapy

People often wonder about the difference between coaching and therapy.

Therapy deals with potential mental illnesses,  sometimes leads to diagnosis and can be understood as a form of treatment. 

Coaching, parenting coaching more specifically,  is about empowering you to realize and maximize on the existing strengths within your family, to help you and your child build achievable steps towards a shared family vision, and places you in the expert seat. Your family's readiness for a high level of personal accountability and willingness to tackle the obstacles you face to family wellness are essential ingredients to your family's success. 


             Parenting coaching helps you bring out the best version of yourself so you can in turn help your child realize their full potential.  


Coaching before things get out of hands

The best way to understand where in-home parenting coaching fits in your life is to think about the severity of your needs and your willingness to own the solutions to your family's wellness. Parenting coaching supports parents in understanding and love their child's uniqueness, to repair early stresses in the parent-child relationship, to help families build functional family routines and strategically act early to prevent treatment higher costs.  In-home parenting coaching is solution-focused, goal oriented and aims to  create concrete change on step at a time so you and your child can work together towards rekindling the kind and loving relationship you were always meant to enjoy.


Coaching as an ally and a bridge

Sometimes, whether due to aggravating circumstances or suspected mental illnesses, fully supporting a child and a family back to wellness may exceed the realm of coaching alone. At this time, a family may be referred to clinical interventions such as ones offered by clinical social workers, psychologists or psychiatrists. Rest assured that in-home coaching can collaborate with your clinician to help you apply their strategies in your home or you may wish to focus on therapy until you feel ready to return to coaching. Lastly, in-home coaching  helps families on long waitlists until community programs are ready for them.