What is it – Psychotherapy, Counseling, Consulting, or Coaching?
In today’s world, many new terms are being used to describe mental health counseling services based on clients’ needs. Although many consider these terms to be more or less interchangeable, some prefer to differentiate between them. Traditional psychotherapy usually refers to a formal relationship between therapist and client where the client desires in-depth exploration of self to help uncover subconscious (hidden) feelings and triggers for undesirable behaviors. Today, some therapists offer more informal services such as “consulting” or “coaching”. These services generally do not involve long-term or in-depth therapy, but may be useful for those seeking basic information or education, brief assessments and recommendations, helpful tips or motivational enhancement. They are suitable for either office or online services, and may offered at a lower cost than traditional psychotherapy. As the client, you always have the choice of what kind of service you want. However, if your issues and