What is coaching?
Coaching is when an individual or couple goes to a person to be coached in a skill or gets help reaching specific goals. A coach usually will have a certain niche they focus on, such as relationships, spirituality, mental health, finances, or some other area that people desire help with. Coaches help you develop a plan and then motivate you to reach your goals. They also keep you accountable and help you stay on track. When you get coaching, you are seeking someone who has skills that can impart their knowledge and wisdom to you in a one-on-one setting, instead of trying to figure things out on your own.
How is therapy and coaching different?
Coaching and therapy are similar in some ways and different in others. Coaching tends to focus more on the present and the future. Therapy focuses on the past all the way through to the future. However, coaching tends to be focused on quickly helping you meet goals and milestones. Coaches tend to help you break things down into small attainable steps. Therapist can do this too.
The main difference is that Coaches don’t have licenses to help with mental health concerns. Counselors have been trained to help those that are mentally ill with healing and understanding their hurt and pain. Once they have helped a client manage their mental illness, then they might work more on goals that are attainable but aren’t mental health related.
Coaches stay away from mental health and the past. They may hear a story or listen to your past, but their focus is to put that aside and seek ways for you to meet goals to make your life what you want it to be.
Do you offer coaching, even though you are an LMFT?
Yes, I offer coaching. I just ask that might coaching clients understand that therapy and coaching are different. I also want you to know that I separate these 2 services. My counseling services are offered through Legacy Marriage Resources. My coaching services are a service offered through Brandon Coussens LMFT LLC. So, please do not try to schedule a coaching appointment through our counseling link. Also, counseling is usually provided on a session-by-session basis. With coaching, I offer packages and there is more flexibility in contact.
How do I find out about your packages and how to attain coaching?
I am glad you asked! You can go HERE to find out more about my coaching packages. Please remember: Coaching is not suited for mental health concerns. If you are having a mental health issue that you are trying to resolve, I encourage you to go to Legacy Marriage Resources, LLC and schedule an appointment.
Final comments on coaching…
I would love to be your coach. Because my full time position is as the owner and a therapist at Legacy Marriage Resources LLC, I only see a limited number of coaching clients at this time. The areas that I mainly work in are Christian Coaching, Marriage and Relationships, Parenting, Intimacy, Men, and Financial Coaching. If you have other concerns and are wondering if I can coach you in those areas, please email me.