Do I Need Counseling or Life Coaching?

Figuring out which option is best when it comes to getting help can be confusing. To make the counseling vs. coaching decision easier, here are questions to ask yourself:

  1. True/False: I struggle with anxiety, depression, emotional baggage from the past, intense emotions, trauma, addictions, or painful relationships.
  2. True/False: It’s difficult for me to take action or to follow through well when I do finally take action.
  3. True/False: I don’t like myself very much.
  4. True/False: I just want to feel normal again.
  5. True/False: I need healing, insight, and emotional support to get me through what I am currently facing.
  6. True/False: I usually feel fine and capable of making necessary changes to improve my life.
  7. True/False: I like myself in general but will be more fulfilled when I change certain circumstances in life.
  8. True/False: My mood and emotions are fairly stable, and I don’t feel weighed down by worry, sadness, out-of-control behaviors, or difficult relationships.
  9. True/False: I can envision making my dreams a reality and believe accountability, encouragement, and truth-speaking from another trusted person could speed up this process.
  10. True/False: I need clarity and an action plan to help me be more successful and satisfied in a particular area.

“True” responses to questions one through five indicate counseling may be the right choice for you at this time. Click here to learn more about the in-person counseling services Dr. Jennifer offers in central Kentucky.

“True” responses to questions six through ten suggest life coaching may be a better choice for you. Click here to learn more about the life coaching services Dr. Jennifer offers to clients worldwide via the telephone or Skype.