It is understandable that counseling and health coaching can seem to be the same thing:
Even though counseling and coaching are two distinct health care modalities, it is possible for a person to take advantage of both, depending on what they hope to achieve. During the coaching process, the health coach may recommend the client consult a counselor or a therapist as one of the action steps toward a particular goal. Also, some types of counselors and therapists incorporate health coaching techniques when working with their clients (e.g. cognitive behavioral therapists).
In summary, both counseling and coaching can help a person make a behavior change for the better; but, knowing which route to take is key.
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Kelly Nembhard is a clinical research professional and former developmental biologist. She currently lives in Durham, NC.
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