Psychotherapy vs. Coaching

Therapy and coaching both focus on wellness, but have several differences.

In therapy, you may be seeking help with one or more areas of difficulty.

The process will involve initial assessment, and consistent check-ins on progress. The focus can include addressing various aspects of our selves: thoughts, emotions, behaviors, sensations and physical concerns (e.g., pain, insomnia, stress). We may also work on several different aspects of your life at the same time. When relevant, we may revisit the past, but only in conjunction with a focus on building the present and future you desire. Sessions are usually 60-90 minutes in length. Frequency is determined, in part, by the nature of the work we are doing. If appropriate, a significant other in your life can be invited to your individual therapy appointments to learn how to support you. Services are generally in-person; exceptions can be made to have sessions by phone. Therapy services may be covered by insurance services. With your permission, Dr. Kholodkov may suggest additional resources, or make referrals.

In health coaching, the focus is on more specific concerns.

We will contract together to work for 3 months, on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, usually for 35 minutes at a time. After that time, we can revisit whether you would like to renew a coaching contract. Dr. Kholodkov does not provide any kind of diagnosis or treatment. Instead, you will partner together for the changes you envision, defining the path and creating support to maintain your progress. Services can take place via phone, Skype/Facetime or in-person. In fact, Project Yes can work with a client anywhere in the world! Health coaching services are not covered by insurance at this time. If you need additional resources in any area of health you’re working on, the doctor will provide you with them, with your permission.

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